19th-Century Caribbean Cholera Timemap


Historical epidemiology research and a virtual interface have fused in one of the Haiti Lab’s recent projects, the 19th-Century Caribbean Cholera Timemap. The project, led by Haiti Lab co-director Deborah Jenson and affiliated faculty Victoria Szabo (also co-director of the GreaterThanGames Lab), traces the development of the cholera outbreak in Haiti from 1833-34, 1850-56, and 1865-72. The breadth of research conducted on the cholera epidemic is broken down in a creative medium that facilitates the ability of its users to conduct their own search of cholera outbreaks. An interactive timeline allows the user to slide past different dates to reveal markers on the map of Haiti below indicating locations of various outbreaks. - See more at: http://www.fhi.duke.edu/blog/temporal-tracking-19th-century-caribbean-cholera-timemap#sthash.s6nMHAnF.dpuf

Data Access

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Szabo, V; Jenson, D; Cloninger, E; Corbett, P; Hoyle, M; Ivker, J; Jernigan, E; Mitril, S; Neville, A; Patel, D; Duke University Haiti Laboratory, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute,

Published Date

  • 2011