Buell Hall (East Gallery), Columbia University, 515 West 116th Street, New York
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.
Patrick Boucheron, Professor and Chair of the History of Powers in Western Europe at the Collège de France