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How do we globalize the long eighteenth century?

Quelle globalisation pour le long XVIIIe siècle ?

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Publié le mardi 01 juillet 2014 par João Fernandes

Résumé

Every student of the 17th or 18th century encounters in his or her own way the global historical dimensions of the more or less ‘domestic’ (provincial, national) subject being addressed. For decades, perhaps, many of us ignored these ramifications, which among other things were hard to treat because we are generally hardpressed to bring to such subjects the kind of specialized knowledge we are used to. (There are of course exceptions, involving colleagues who consciously adopt a global approach, e.g. Atlantic studies, though even these are no doubt truncated in different ways.) In all, the global was not an ‘aporia’ of our studies, so much as something more or less difficult to draw into the discussion and, in that sense, an ‘impensé’. 

Annonce

Argument

Every student of the 17th or 18th century encounters in his or her own way the global historical dimensions of the more or less ‘domestic’ (provincial, national) subject being addressed. For decades, perhaps, many of us ignored these ramifications, which among other things were hard to treat because we are generally hardpressed to bring to such subjects the kind of specialized knowledge we are used to. (There are of course exceptions, involving colleagues who consciously adopt a global approach, e.g. Atlantic studies, though even these are no doubt truncated in different ways.) In all, the global was not an ‘aporia’ of our studies, so much as something more or less difficult to draw into the discussion and, in that sense, an ‘impensé’. 

The purpose of the July meeting of period specialists from UCLA and Paris Diderot is to share our specific experiences with the global, whether as positive—i.e. conscious—conceptions of planetary relations or as showing us where our traditional, specialized focuses need to or could usefully be opened up. The meeting will necessarily give rise to lots of different conversations, as colleagues in literature, history, the history of ideas and visual or material culture, compare their understandings of the global. There will also of course be geographical cultures at play, as the ‘anglicistes’ of Paris Diderot who often start out from a Franco-British dynamic, are joined by specialists of other national cultures from UCLA as well as colleagues in English and French.

Program 

4 juillet 2014

Salle Pierre Albouy -  6ème étage - salle 685C, Bâtiment des Grands Moulins*, Université Paris Diderot

9h Ouverture

  • Barbara Fuchs, Directrice du Centre d’Etudes du XVIIe et du XVIIIe siècles et de la Clark Library, UCLA
  • Frédéric Ogée, VP Relations internationales, Paris Diderot 

9h30 Président de séance : Robert Mankin (LARCA)

  • Jeffrey Hopes (Orléans/LARCA), "Can global history be written in English?"
  • Andrew Apter (UCLA, History), "The Elephant and the Castle: Money, Value and Sovereign Signs in England and West Africa, 1663-1726."
  • Maximillian E. Novak (UCLA, English), "The World According to Crusoe." 

14h Président de séance : Charles-Edouard Levillain

  • Malina Stefanovska (UCLA, French), "Francophone, cosmopolitan and libertine: Casanova travels to London"
  • Clément Martin (doctorant, LARCA), "Adam Ferguson's worldview, or the various guises of despotism"
  • Carine Lounissi (Rouen/LARCA), "Was there a transatlantic republicanism at the end of the 18th century ? The case of Paine, Barlow and the Girondins"
  • Vinay Lal (UCLA, History), "Burke's Impeachment of Warren Hastings and the Birth of the Modern World" 

5 juillet 2014,

Amphithéâtre Turing**, Bâtiment Sophie Germain, rue Albert Einstein, 75013 Paris 

9h30 Présidente de séance : Barbara Fuchs

  • Sarah Kareem (UCLA, English), “Fiction as a World: The History of a Concept.”
  • Ladan Niayesh (LARCA), "Thomas Herbert's Persepolis: A Globalized Site of Memory?"
  • Frédéric Ogée (LARCA), "The Global Modernity of 18th-Century British Art?" 

14h Président de séance : Vinay Lal

  • Allan Potofsky (LARCA), "From the global to the Atlantic: Diderot, international commerce, and slavery"
  • Peter Hanns Reill (UCLA/Floride, History), "Enlightenment, Empire and Ethnography: German Naturalists in the New World. The Case of Prince Maximilian Wied-Neuwied."
  • Charles-Edouard Levillain (LARCA), "Churchill's long 18th century"

Round Table & Conclusions 

* Bâtiment 1 sur le plan, l'entrée ‘C’ se trouve près de la boussole :

http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/DocumentsFCK/implantations/File/Plan_A3_GE_2012-2013.pdf 

** Bâtiment 9 sur le plan:

http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/DocumentsFCK/implantations/File/Plan_A3_GE_2012-2013.pdf)

Lieux

  • Campus de l'Université Paris Diderot - 5 Rue Thomas Mann
    Paris, France (75013)

Dates

  • vendredi 04 juillet 2014
  • samedi 05 juillet 2014

Mots-clés

  • études du XVIIIe siècle, histoire globale, littérature britannique, Amérique, Asie, Europe

Contacts

  • Robert Mankin
    courriel : mankin [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Robert Mankin
    courriel : mankin [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« How do we globalize the long eighteenth century? », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le mardi 01 juillet 2014, http://calenda.org/293153