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18:00 27 January 2010

Paris Under Water: Seeing the Great Flood of 1910


106 | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Jeff Jackson, Associate Professor of History and Director of Rhodes College Environmental Studies Program, Rhodes College

In this talk open to scholars and the general public, sponsored by the UCL Film Studies Space and hosted by the Autopsies Research Group, 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 of the Environmental Studies program at Rhodes College.


Karolina Kendall-Bush


Paris Flood by Jeff Jackson