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  • Illinois journal highlights new findings on the Black Death's timeline, origin

    Headshot of Carol Symes

    Carol Symes, a professor of history and of medieval studies, is the editor of “The Medieval Globe,” a journal based at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A special open access issue of the journal is devoted to evidence that the Black Death was killing people in Asia more than a century before it was seen in Europe.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Carol Symes, email To access the special open access issue of "The Medieval Globe," readers can create a free account with ProjectMUSE.