Gillian Weiss co-writes Great Plague piece for Platform

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. Read their piece about plague and artwork here.

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