In this section, you’ll find several short theme papers on various aspects of the Pandemic written by a range of renowned academic experts. These unique themes were created to encourage and inspire registrants in exploring intriguing perspectives in their commemorative Spanish Flu Pandemic projects.
A Pandemics Primer
We have updated our original Spanish Flu 101 article to reflect on the current global pandemic.
How the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic felled nearly as many Canadians as the First World War. (John Lorinc)
Webpage: Read the article, originally published in Canada’s History Magazine, here. (Published here on March 28, 2020)
Excavating the Flu
From Bad to Worse
The Hunt for Microbes
Webpage: Making sense of the Micro-biology.
Location, Location, Location
The Plague Sweeps Canada
Regina’s Darkest Days
First Peoples Struggling to Survive
Soldiers Struck Down
Whether training on the Homefront or in the trenches, WWI provided the right conditions for the Pandemic among the Canadian Forces.
In the Prime of Life
Why did the Spanish Flu kill so many young men and women in full health?
The Last 100 Days
No Room at the Inn
New Canadians endure life in the Pandemic as enemy aliens on Canada’s Homefront.
Burn Their Names in Bronze
In October 1918, about 20 doctors died of the Flu in Québec while caring for the sick. Do you know these fallen heroes?
Pandemics by the Numbers
Mathematics can provide some answers to understand how Pandemics spread, but all the rest in uncertain.