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Published on Friday, April 06, 2012Friday, April 06, 2012 by Loïc Le Pape

Summary

Conference organised by the Maison Française d'Oxford, on the July 4th and 5th, 2011.

Announcement

Programme

Monday, July 4

9.00-9.15: Registration

9.15-9.30: Introduction: Luc Borot, John Perkins

9.30-12.30: Session 1 Metropolitan sites and contexts.

Chair: Antonio Belmar, Alicante

  • John Christie, Oxford: Chemical London: chemical sites and the politicization of experimental space
  • Lissa Roberts & Jeroen Bos, Twente: Chemistry and colonialism in the port cities of  Amsterdam and Batavia
  • Simon Werrett, Seattle: Green is the Colour: St. Petersburg's chemical laboratories and competing visions of chemistry in the eighteenth century
  • John Perkins, Oxford: Chemical Paris: laboratories and other sites, 1750-90

13.30-15.45: Session 2 Laboratories: spaces and practices.

Chair: Stephen Johnston, Oxford

  • Geert Vanpaemel, Louvain: The Site of Ambiguity: the chemistry laboratory at Louvain University
  • Christine Lehman, Paris: Pierre Joseph Macquer's chemical sites: laboratories and instruments
  • Marco Beretta, Florence: Lavoisier's chemical laboratories: a preliminary survey
  • Mary Bowden, Philadelphia: Realizing Joseph Priestley's laboratory in Northumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Jane Insley, London: Chemistry in the Garret – James Watt's cookbook chemistry at Heathfield, Birmingham, 1790-1819

16.00-18.00: Session 3 Chemical sites, cultural spaces and contexts.

Chair: Ana Carneiro, Lisbon

  • Matthew Eddy, Durham: Demonstrations, visualisations and conversations: the University of Edinburgh's sites of chemical instruction
  • Rachel Dunn, Durham: Chemistry in Dissenting Academies and Literary & Philosophical Societies
  • Elena Serrano, Barcelona: Making space, building networks: women's chemistry in late 18th-century Spain
  • Corinna Guerra, Bari: In case of eruption? Enjoy the natural laboratory of the Kingdom of Naples

19:00-22:00: Conference dinner

Tuesday, July 5

9.00-12.00: Session 4 Chemical sites and economic contexts I: the State and innovation.

Chair: Muriel Le Roux, Oxford

  • Hjalmar Fors, Stockholm: Chemistry in the Swedish Bureau of Mines
  • Peter Konecny, Regensburg: Sites of chemistry in the Schemnitz Mining Academy and the Habsburg mining administration
  • Ursula Klein, Berlin: Chemical experiments on pigments in the laboratory of the Royal Prussian Porcelain Manufactory (1787-91)
  • Patrice Bret, Paris: Chemistry sites of the gunpowder manufacturing administration in eighteenth-century France

13.00-15.15: Session 5 Chemical sites and economic contexts II: private entrepreneurs, innovation & the state.

Chair: Jose Ramon Bertomeu, Valencia

  • Samir Boumediene, Lyon: The apothecary's shop as a site for the practice of chemistry in the 18th century
  • Emma Spary, Cambridge: Food laboratories in 18th-century Paris
  • Thomas Le Roux, Paris: Places of chemistry and pollution, Paris and France, 1750-1800
  • Marie Thébaud, Paris: The workshop of ballooning: staging a culture of heat and gases in provincial towns in France at the end of the 18th century

15.30-16.30: Round table on comparative perspectives and conclusion with Antonio Belmar, Stephen Johnston, Ana Carneiro, Muriel Le Roux, Jose Ramon Bertomeu

For further information on the conference: www.sitesofchemistry.org

Convened by the Maison Française, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Faculty of History and SHAC

Places

  • Oxford, Britain

Date(s)

  • Monday, July 04, 2011Monday, July 04, 2011
  • Tuesday, July 05, 2011Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Keywords

  • Chemistry, colonialism, chemical laboratories

Information source

  • Aurélie Flamant
    courriel : aflamant [at] msh-paris [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Sites of Chemistry in the 18th Century », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Friday, April 06, 2012Friday, April 06, 2012, https://calenda.org/208057

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