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Environmental History Seminar Programme 2011-2012

Histoire des sciences (2011-2012)

Maison Française d'Oxford seminar cycle

Cycle de séminaires de la Maison Française d'Oxford

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Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2011


The aims of this seminar are to help bring together British and French researchers working on the same topics or problematics, and to discuss recent research on environmental history. Therefore, the principle is to invite a French and a British colleague to each seminar, to present their own research and then discuss it.


Oxford Environmental History Seminar series jointly convened by Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University, Maison Française d’Oxford, and the RUCHE (Réseau Universitaire de Chercheurs en Histoire Environnementale)

All sessions are on Mondays, 16:00-18:30

7th November

Introductory session

Venue: Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road

  • Thomas Le Roux (CNRS-MFO), “Environmental History in France and Great Britain: Methodology, New Perspectives, Common Ground”

23rd January               

Resources (16th-18th c.)

Venue: Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road

  • Grégory Quenet (Université de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines), “Building the Palace of Versailles: Environmental Consequences”
  • Paul Warde (University of East Anglia), 'Life, land and limits in the "organic economy", c.1670-1840'

13th February               

Chemistry and Environment (18th-early 19th c.)

Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington

  • Jean-Baptiste Fressoz (Imperial college, London), “Chemistry and the Transformation of Environment, 1750-1850”
  • John Perkins (Oxford Brookes University), “Chemical Expertise and Industrial Pollution in Rouen, 1770-1810”

5th March                     

Landscape (19th-early 20th c.)

Venue: tbc

  • Charles-François Mathis (University de Paris-Sorbonne), “Landscape and Preservation in England in the 19th c.”
  • Jeremy Burchardt (University of Reading), “Landscape, Preservationism and Local Interests, the Example of Berkshire, early 20th c.”

23rd April                     

Workplace environment (20th c.)

Venue: tbc

  • Judith Rainhorn (Université de Lille-Valenciennes), “Lead Poisoning and the Way of the International Acknowledgment”
  • Peter Bartrip (University of Oxford), “Regulating Asbestos Hazards in Mid-Twentieth Century Britain”

21st May                      

The Climate Question (18th-19th c.)

Venue: tbc

  • Fabien Locher (CNRS/EHESS, Paris), “Climate and ‘Government’ (France, 18th-19th c.)”
  • Vladimir Jankovic (University of Manchester), “Climate as Agency”

11th June                     

History of biodiversity (20th c.)

Venue: tbc

  • Christophe Bonneuil (EHESS, Paris), “An Environmental History of Gene: Plant Breeding and Crop Biodiversity in France, 20th c.”
  • British colleague to be confirmed

Convener: Thomas Le Roux (CNRS-MFO)

For further information: reception@mfo.ac.uk, website: http://www.mfo.ac.uk/


  • Oxford, Britain


  • Monday, November 07, 2011
  • Monday, January 23, 2012
  • Monday, February 13, 2012
  • Monday, March 05, 2012
  • Monday, April 23, 2012
  • Monday, May 21, 2012
  • Monday, June 11, 2012


  • France, Grande-Bretagne, environnement, histoire


  • Florence Yvrard-Coquaz
    courriel : reception [at] mfo [dot] ac [dot] uk

Information source

  • Florence Yvrard-Coquaz
    courriel : reception [at] mfo [dot] ac [dot] uk


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