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University of Texas at San Antonio
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18th-Century France & Atlantic World, Age of Revolutions, Disaster History, History of Epidemics, Pandemics, History of Science & Medicine
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About Me

Cindy Ermus is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Medical Humanities program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is the author of The Great Plague Scare of 1720: Disaster and Diplomacy in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Cambridge University Press, 2023) and Urban Disasters (Cambridge UP, 2023). She is also the editor of a volume titled Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe, Risk and Resilience (LSU Press, 2018). In addition to her books, she has published various articles and chapters in the history of medicine and the environment in eighteenth-century France and the Atlantic World, as well as on digital history and the future of the historical profession. In 2013, she was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Ermus is co-editor for the France Overseas series of the University of Nebraska Press, as well as co-founder and co-executive editor for (on Twitter @AgeofRevs), which explores themes and moments in the history of revolutions.

Recent Publications

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Media Coverage
Appearances in The Atlantic, Washington Post, BBC World News, Univisión, Al Jazeera
Country Focus
France & Atlantic
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, France, Mediterranean, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, Early Modern, Modern
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Environment, Medicine, Rebellion & Revolution, Science, Urban History, Women