UCL Urban Laboratory


Paris Under Water: Seeing the Great Flood of 1910?

27 January 2010, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

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Roberts 106, Roberts Building, UCL

Public Lecture by Prof. Jeffrey Jackson 

A public lecture sponsored by UCL's Film Studies Space and hosted by the autopsies research group

In this talk Professor Jeffrey H. Jackson will tell the dramatic story of the flood of the Seine, the worst disaster in the modern history of Paris, which took place exactly 100 years ago in January 1910. He will discuss the imagery of the flood in photographs, the visual narratives which were created in 1910 to tell the story of the flood, and how the images obscured the lived experience of the event. This presentation is based on research from Jackson's forthcoming book Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 published by Palgrave Macmillan. 

Jackson is Associate Professor of History and Director ofthe Environmental Studies program at Rhodes College. More informationon Paris Under Water can be found at www.parisunderwater.com

This event is free and open to all. If you would like to attend please register by emailing karolina.kendall-bush@ucl.ac.uk.

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