“The plague was the largest pandemic and biggest mortality event in human history. When it emerged and from what host may shed light on where it came from, why it continually erupted over hundreds of years and died out in some locales but persisted in others. And ultimately, why it killed so many people.” Evolutionary geneticist Hendrik Poinar, director of McMaster’s Ancient DNA Centre
Aberdeen Based Video Game Up for Top Award
Strange Sickness, a video game based on the research of historians Dr Jackson Armstrong and Dr William Hepburn, is up for a 2022 Scottish BAFTA.
Strange Sickness: Video Game Set in Plague Ridden Aberdeen
Players begin their journey in Aberdeen in 1498 as Robert Collison, a young member of Aberdeen’s Town Council. He faces a terrifying, exciting challenge when a deadly plague threatens his community.
‘After the Plague’ The Answer Is In The Bones
“By comparing the skeletal trauma of remains buried in various locations within a town like Cambridge, we can gauge the hazards of daily life experienced by different spheres of medieval society.”
The Roses of Eyam – A Parable For Our Time
Eyam is a village in the Derbyshire Dales, which is best known for the selfless, courageous actions of its inhabitants during an outbreak of the bubonic plague in the early 17th Century.