Graham Parry: « The Many Pasts of Britain: the Rise of Antiquarian Studies in the 17th Century »

Graham Parry, de la Society of Antiquaries of London, présentera sa communication « The Many Pasts of Britain: the Rise of Antiquarian Studies in the 17th Century » le jeudi 2 avril, de 17h30 à 19h30.

Maison de la Recherche de l’Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e), salle D421. Le séminaire est ouvert aux étudiants de Master et doctorat, ainsi qu’à toutes les personnes intéressées. En raison des contrôles à l’entrée du bâtiment, il est recommandé d’imprimer cette annonce et de la présenter à l’accueil.

Podcast ci-dessous et sur le site de l’IHR:

Résumé:

As new models of scholarship entered England in the middle of Elizabeth’s reign, scholars began to take a more critical approach to the origins of Britain.  Who were the ancestors of the English? Where did they come from? What language did they speak? What was their way of life, their religious beliefs? The traditional views of the British past became discredited, as more systematic methods of enquiry were introduced. After William Camden’s seminal book ‘Britannia’ was published in 1586, a new type of scholar began to emerge: the antiquary.  The achievements of men such as John Selden, James Ussher, William Dugdale and John Aubrey will be briefly assessed, and their (often surprising) discoveries will be presented, for the enjoyment of a modern audience.