The Spanish Flu

Five women are standing in front of a brick building, possibly a hospital, wearing surgical masks during the Spanish ‘Flu outbreak in Brisbane, 1919. (State Library of Queensland)

The posts listed below are from a theme week focused on the Spanish Flu and the newly launched Defining Moments Canada project. This series originally ran on Active History in January/February 2018.

Neil Orford, Going Viral: Spreading the 100th Anniversary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic one story at a time

Esyllt Jones, What is Forgotten? Influenza’s Reverberations in Post-War Canada

Mike Clare, Commemorating the Forgotten Plague through the Classroom

Ellen Scheinberg, Piecing Together a Pandemic: Unearthing Elusive, Eclectic & Authentic Stories of the Flu