Past Event

Patrick Boucheron - Just an Illness: The Black Death, Without its Metaphors

February 8, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Buell Hall (East Gallery), Columbia University, 515 West 116th Street, New York

Event Description

How do we tell the history of the Black Death today? A global history of humanity’s largest demographic catastrophe over the longue durée, from our present pandemic times? Patrick Boucheron reflects back on his long standing engagement with the plague and its contagious, overflowing metaphors. The talk will be in French with English text available. 

Event Speaker

Patrick Boucheron, Professor and Chair of the History of Powers in Western Europe at the Collège de France

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage. All in-person attendees must follow Columbia's COVID-19 policies. Hosted by Maison Française at Columbia University.