This panel brings together three historians whose research looks at the impact of the 1918 flu pandemic on cinema-going habits and the operation of cinemas in different national contexts. They will consider the response of cinema exhibitors, how the pandemic was reported in the trade press and the ways that audiences adapted to this crisis.
Each panellist will give a short presentation followed by a discussion and Q&A session. The three panellists are:
Denis Condon (Maynooth University)
Jessica Whitehead (University of Toronto)
Lawrence Napper (King’s College London)