Agent-based model: The Spanish Flu

We are building an agent-based model of the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Learners will be able to adjust the parameters of the model to see possible models of the pandemic according to different theories of where it started and if the circumstances had been different, e.g. no war, no armistice etc. This provides a platform for users to explore how the conditions of War interact with the spread of disease. You will be able to download the model.

Screenshot of the ABM

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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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