Laurence Sterritt: “Illness, Death and Beyond: The Body as Witness in Seventeenth-Century English Convents”

Laurence Sterritt, de l’Université d’Aix-Marseille, présentera sa communication « Illness, Death and Beyond: The Body as Witness in Seventeenth-Century English Convents” le jeudi 14 avril, de 17h à 19h. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e , salle D421.

Discutante: Anne-Marie Miller Blaise

En raison des contrôles de sécurité, les personnes extérieures à Paris IV souhaitant assister à ce séminaire sont invitées à se munir d’une carte d’étudiant ou d’une carte professionnelle, ou encore d’une carte d’identité et de cette annonce imprimée.

Résumé:
The obituaries which describe the last illnesses and dying hours of religious women have often been described as formulaic and, therefore, delicate historical sources. Yet, these narratives yield much information about what appeared important to both writers and convents, in the construction of their communal records. By telling of the illness and death of individuals in certain ways, obituaries partook of the development of communal memory and corporate identity. This was particularly important in the context of the English convents which were founded on the Continent in the seventeenth century. This paper will approach the topic through an analysis of the Benedictine Order, whose rich archives provide a glimpse into the interface between the personal and the collective experience of death, and throw light upon aspects of the construction of a Catholic identity in exile.

Adam Budd: “Patronage, Publishing, and the Circulation of Liberty: Thomas Hollis and His Catalogus Librorum Apud Andrew Millar, 1765”

Adam Budd, de l’université d’Édimbourg, présentera sa communication “Patronage, Publishing, and the Circulation of Liberty: Thomas Hollis and His Catalogus Librorum Apud Andrew Millar, 1765” le jeudi 12 novembre de 17h à 19h. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e , salle D421.

Résumé:

Thomas Hollis (1720-74) was one of Britain’s most important philanthropists during the Age of Enlightenment — he commissioned, bound, and circulated republican books throughout the libraries of Europe, many years before the Fall of the Bastille. How did Hollis make this happen? What was the production network that enabled this great philanthropist to access this literature — and how did Hollis make his Library of Liberty?

Peter Jones, « Agricultural Enlightenment et circulation des savoirs entre la Grande-Bretagne et les pays de l’Europe, 1760-1820 »

Peter Jones, de l’Université de Birmingham, présentera sa communication « Agricultural Enlightenment et circulation des savoirs entre la Grande-Bretagne et les pays de l’Europe, 1760-1820″ le jeudi 26 mars, 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.

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Résumé:

The concept of ‘Agricultural Enlightenment’ is relatively new. Historians of the countryside employ it in order to draw attention to the role played by knowledge production, diffusion and adoption in the modernisation of Europe’s agrarian economy (c. 1750-1820). This communication is based on the first book-length study to be devoted to the subject. It covers the new economic discourses of the eighteenth century; the vectors and agents of knowledge transmission; emulation and innovation; technology and science in agriculture; landscape and habitat planning.