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UCM Guest Lecturer to Discuss the Plague and the Reformation

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Oct. 18, 2017) –To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, the Department of History, Sociology, Anthropology, and Cross-Disciplinary Studies at the University of Central Missouri will host Kristy Wilson-Bowers, assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia, who will present a talk titled "Dancing with Death: Plague and the Reformation" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Twomey Auditorium.

Dr. Kristy Wilson-Bowers

Wilson-Bowers is a specialist in Early Modern European history at MU. Her publications include the book “Plague and Public Health in Early Modern Seville” with the University of Rochester Press in 2013, and have appeared in “The Sixteenth Century Journal," "The Bulletin of the History of Medicine,” and the "Encyclopedia of Plague, Pestilence, and Pandemic."

The talk is free and open to the campus community and the public. It is sponsored by a grant from the UCM Center for Teaching and Learning at UCM, the History and Religious Studies programs within the Department of History, Sociology, Anthropology, and Cross-Disciplinary Studies, The History Club, and the Department of Government, International Studies, and Languages.