Roundtable: Global Visions on Cities and Historical Pandemics in the 20th Century

Roundtable: Global Visions on Cities and Historical Pandemics in the 20th Century

Organizers: Dr. Mohammad Gharipour and Dr. Caitlin DeClercq

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Conversation 1: Colonialism, Imperialism, and Urbanism

  1. French Colonialism, the City, and Pandemics in Vietnam, 1885-1930s (Michael Vann, Sacramento State Uni.)
  2. The Hong Kong Plague and the Park Movement of the British Settlements in Shanghai and Tianjin, China, 1894 (Yichi Zhang, Uni. of Oslo, Norway)
  3. Bubonic Plague, Homes, and the Battles Over Segregation in Urban Senegal, 1914-1921 (Gregory Valdespino, Uni. of Chicago)

Conversation 2: Politics, Policies, and Public Health

  1. State, Epidemics, and Ecology in East Bengal, 1858-1947 (Mohammad Hussain, Ibn Haldun Uni, Turkey)
  2. The Regulation of Quarantine Spaces in Brazil after 1873 Health Convention (Niuxa Dias Drago, Ana Paula Polizzo, and Fernando Delgado, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  3. Print, Politics, and Smallpox Epidemic in Terre Haute, Indiana, 1902-1903 (Allen Shotwell, Ivy Tech College)
  4. Urban Transformation and Public Health Policies in Post-influenza Lagos, 1918 (Timothy Oluseyi Odeyale, Uni. of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Conversation 3: Community and Domestic Space

  1. The City as Field Hospital and the Influenza Epidemic in Seattle, 1918-1919 (Louisa Iarocci, University of Washington, Seattle)
  2. Building a Community in Leprosy Island in the Philippines, 1889-1941 (Mary Anne Akers, Morgan State Uni.)
  3. Epidemics between Dwelling and Building in 1950s Baghdad (Huma Gupta, MIT)
  4. House, Social Life, and Smallpox in Kathmandu, 1963 (Susan Heydon, Uni. of Otago, New Zealand)

Discussants: Fariba Zarinebaf (University of California, Riverside) and Mehreen Chida-Razvi (Nasser D. Khalili Collections of Islamic Art, London)

Organizers’ Biographies:

Mohammad Gharipour is Professor and Director of Architecture Graduate Program at Morgan State University in Baltimore, USA. He obtained his PhD in architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He has published eleven books on urban, landscape, and architectural history and founded the International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA).

Caitlin DeClercq is an Assistant Director at Columbia University’s Center for Teaching and Learning in New York. She earned a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Her publications engage both academic and practitioner audiences to promote healthy design practices in a range of institutional settings.