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History’s Gillian Weiss co-writes piece about the Great Plague

Gillian Weiss, associate professor in the Department of History, co-wrote a piece with Meredith Martin of New York University examining artwork during the Great Plague. The piece, titled “The Art of Plague and Panic: Marseille, 1720” and published in Platform, outlines the relationship between artwork and the plague’s history, drawing parallels to the current climate. 

Weiss and Martin are also collaborating to complete a book on maritime art and galley slaves in Louis XIV’s France.

Read their piece about plague and artwork.