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dc.contributor.otherCentre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH, The University of Cambridge)
dc.coverage.spatialIran
dc.coverage.temporal1950
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-08T11:58:02Z
dc.date.available2018-11-08T11:58:02Z
dc.identifier.other9369/ I02321
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/284795
dc.descriptionAnnonce d'une épidémie de peste par un cavalier kurde en 1950 à Ajhbolarghmorched. Cliché de Marcel Balthazar, alors directeur de l'Institut Pasteur d'Iran).
dc.descriptionThe third pandemic of plague (in its bubonic and pneumonic clinical forms) struck the globe between 1894 and 1959. As Yersinia pestis spread from country to country and from continent to continent, it left behind it not only a trail of death and devastation, but also a vast visual archive. It was the first time that plague would reach and establish itself in all inhabited continents. But it was also the first time that any epidemic would be photographed. As plague spread from harbour to harbour, and amongst cities, towns and villages, so did photographs of the pandemic through reproductions in the daily and illustrated press. Rather than forming a homogeneous or linear visual narrative, these photographic documents provided diverse perspectives on the pandemic, which, more often than not, were not simply different from region to region, but in fact conflicting within any single locus of infection. Moreover this photographic production came to establish a new field of vision, what we may call “epidemic photography” which continues to inform the way in which we see, depict and imagine epidemics and their social, economic, and political impact in the age of Global Health.
dc.descriptionPlague outbreaks had been present in Iran (Persia) throughout the 19th century. In the 20th century plague in the region came under sustained examination by the Institut Pasteur in Tehran, under the direction of Marcel Baltazard
dc.description.sponsorshipThe database “Photographs of the Third Plague Pandemic” was funded by an European Research Council Starting Grant (under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme/ERC grant agreement no 336564) for the project Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic, led by Dr Christos Lynteris (PI) at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) of the University of Cambridge (2018-2019). The project would like to thank its postdoctoral researchers, Drs Lukas Engelmann, Nicholas H. A. Evans, Maurits Meerwijk, Branwyn Poleykett and Abhjit Sarkar, and its administrators Mss Teresa Abaurrea, Emma Hacking and Samantha Peel for their contribution to this database.
dc.publisherInstitut Pasteur
dc.rights© Institut Pasteur/Marcel Baltazard
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dc.subjectPlague
dc.subjectIran
dc.title"Announcement of a plague epidemic by aKurdish horseman in 1950 in Ajhbolarghmorched. Photo by Marcel Baltazar, then director of the Institut Pasteur of Iran"
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dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.32166


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