New Research on the Source of the Black Death with Maria Spyrou and Phil Slavin
Episode 95 - June 22, 2022
Maria Spyrou (University of Tübingen) and Phil Slavin (University of Stirling) join Merle and Lee to discuss their recent Nature publication on the source of the Black Death. After quickly covering the basics of paleogenetics and the history of the Black Death(!), the conversation moves on to the article itself and highlights its importance while also offering a “behind-the-scenes” look at how the research was planned and conducted. In the later part of the episode, Maria and Phil reflect on their collaboration over the past several years as well as on interdisciplinarity, its challenges and its potential.
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Tübingen
Associate Professor of History at the University of Stirling