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For a comparative history of industrial risks regulation, 18th-19th c.

Pour une histoire comparative de la régulation des risques industriels, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles

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Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by Loïc Le Pape

Summary

If comparison between national or regional contexts has been a driving force for the historiography of the « industrial revolution », and if environmental history has been immediately written on a global scale, the evolution of environmental and risk regulation is often studied according to the national, regional or local scales of the institutions producing the regulations. The aim of this workshop is to invite historians to consider how comparison could advance our understanding of the different ways of regulating risk and environment.

Announcement

WORKSHOP 18th June 2012 : For a comparative history of industrial risks regulation, 18th – 19th c.

  • Venue: Maison Française d’Oxford, 2-10 Norham Road, Oxford, OX2 6SE

Presentation

If comparison between national or regional contexts has been a driving force for the historiography of the « industrial revolution », and if environmental history has been immediately written on a global scale, the evolution of environmental and risk regulation is often studied according to the national, regional or local scales of the institutions producing the regulations.

The aim of this workshop is to invite historians to consider how comparison could advance our understanding of the different ways of regulating risk and environment.

Programme

9h30. Welcoming and Introduction

  • 9h40. Thomas Le Roux (CNRS/MFO), Regulating the environments in Paris and London 18th century
  • 10h20. Jean-Baptiste Fressoz (Imperial College), The safety norm: legalising risk and producing responsibility, 1800-1900

11h. Coffee break

  • 11h20 Cornel Zwierlein (Ruhr-Universität), British and German fire insurances and proto-industrial companies from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century

Commentators: Liliane Hilaire-Perez (University of Paris Diderot, EHESS) and Marie-Thébaud-Sorger (EHESS)

13h. Lunch

  • 14h30. Jean-Louis Escudier (CNRS/University of Montpellier), The management of mining accidents in Western Europe 1810-1914
  • 15h10. Isabelle Lespinet (University of Paris X), A transnational reading of the ‘Congrès des Accidents du travail’, 1889-1911
  • 15h50. Julia Moses (University of Sheffield), The discovery of occupational risk, 1850-1920

16h30. Discussion.

Commentators: François Jarrige (University of Burgundy) and Philippe Minard (University of Paris 8-IDHE, EHESS).

Informations :

This workshop is part of the research programme “History of industrial accidents and risks, France/Great Britain, end 17th – end 19th c.” funded by the City of Paris, and based at the Centre de Recherches Historiques (EHESS/CNRS) with the Groupe de Recherche en histoire environnementale (GRHEn).

Website : http://risks.hypotheses.org/

Contacts :

Places

  • 2-10 Norham Road (Maison Française d’Oxford)
    Oxford, Britain

Date(s)

  • Monday, June 18, 2012

Keywords

  • risques, accidents, industrie, prévention, assurances, histoire comparée, histoire transnationale

Contact(s)

  • Thomas Le Roux
    courriel : oekoomeo [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Thomas Le Roux
    courriel : oekoomeo [at] wanadoo [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« For a comparative history of industrial risks regulation, 18th-19th c. », Study days, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, https://calenda.org/208733

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