Cartographies of Life and Death: John Snow and Disease Mapping Exhibition

cartographies of life and deathCartographies of Life and Death marks the bicentenary of John Snow (1813–1858). The exhibition celebrates his famous inquiry into the cholera outbreaks of 1850s London, and the lasting significance of his work in the fields of disease mapping and public health. Historical documents from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Library & Archives, the Wellcome Library, the Museum of London and the London Metropolitan Archives, some on display for the first time, are shown alongside specially commissioned contemporary artworks. Conceived as a disease mapping ‘detective’ trail, the exhibition invites you to chart your own journey of discovery across different sites and ways of mapping.

The exhibition is on at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, from 13th March – 17th April. See the event website for more information.