Jackson Article Published in the Journal of Urban History
Associate Professor of History Jeff Jackson has published an article in the Journal of Urban History on the photographs of the disastrous flood of the Seine river in Paris in 1910. The article, "Envisioning Disaster in the 1910 Paris Flood" explores the visual narratives embedded in the imagery of this event to show how the flood could be seen simultaneously as chaotic, beautiful, and a moment of social unity. Jackson uses this as a case study to think about how we represent natural disasters in images and how those representations shape the ways in which we understand catastrophes.
Jeffrey H. Jackson, "Envisioning Disaster in the 1910 Paris Flood," Journal of Urban History 37 (March 2011): 176-207.