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Knowledge in Context

Colloque en l'honneur de Laurence Brockliss et Colin Jones

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Published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

In 1997, Laurence Brockliss (Magdalen College, Oxford) and Colin Jones (QMUL) published The Medical World of Early Modern France, a landmark in the history of medicine because of its integration of social and institutional history with intellectual history.  It established a vibrant new approach to the history of medicine and knowledge of the early modern period while also encouraging Anglo-French intellectual exchange.  As 2017 is the twentieth anniversary of this work’s publication and the year of Laurence Brockliss’s retirement, colleagues and former pupils have organized a colloquium in their honour.  Scholars from a range of historical disciplines (classical scholarship/antiquarianism, philosophy, and the natural sciences) will discuss the ways in which knowledge is contextualized in early modern Europe and Britain.

Announcement

Presentation

September 22-23 2017

University of Oxford

In 1997, Laurence Brockliss (Magdalen College, Oxford) and Colin Jones (QMUL) published The Medical World of Early Modern France, a landmark in the history of medicine because of its integration of social and institutional history with intellectual history.  It established a vibrant new approach to the history of medicine and knowledge of the early modern period while also encouraging Anglo-French intellectual exchange.  As 2017 is the twentieth anniversary of this work’s publication and the year of Laurence Brockliss’s retirement, colleagues and former pupils have organized a colloquium in their honour.  Scholars from a range of historical disciplines (classical scholarship/antiquarianism, philosophy, and the natural sciences) will discuss the ways in which knowledge is contextualized in early modern Europe and Britain.  Participants are also from a variety of national perspectives and locations, demonstrating the range of Brockliss and Jones’s impact in integrating intellectual history with other sub disciplines of history.

Organizers: Erica Charters, Floris Verhaart, François Zanetti

Registration: £40 (£20 for students/ECR/unwaged), to open 1 August.

For more details: http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk/event/knowledge-context-colloquium-brockliss-jones

Sponsors : Magdalen College, Oxford; Society for the Social History of Medicine; Florida State University; Queen's University, Belfast; History Faculty, Oxford.

Program

22 – 23 September 2017
Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Friday 22 September

Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, Oxford

13.15: Coffee and registration

13.45-14.00: Welcome: François Zanetti, Floris Verhaart, Erica Charters

14.00-15.30: Session I: Medicine I

Samir Boumediene (CNRS): Body and Measurement. Commerce, medicine and politics in early modern Europe/Le corps et la mesure. Commerce, médecine et politique dans l'Europe de l'époque moderne

Erica Charters (University of Oxford): Military Medicine and Forms of 18thC Knowledge

Justin Rivest (University of Cambridge): Courtly Medical Entrepreneurs and the Ancien Régime State

15.30-16.00: coffee break

16.00-17.30: Session II: (Classical) Education

Heather Ellis (University of Sheffield): Exploring the Classical Origins of the Natural Sciences in Britain, 1800-1850

Chris Stray (Swansea University): The content and organisation of teaching in Trinity College, Cambridge, c.1750-1920

Will Brockliss (University of Madison-Wisconsin): Classical education in C18/ C19 America

17.45-18.30: Keynote Lecture

Simon Burrows (Western Sydney University): The Enlightenment (Con)Text: Publishing, Popular Reading and Knowledge Cultures before the French Revolution

18.30-19.30: Drinks reception and book presentation

Gregory Brown (University of Nevada): The Autobiography of a Provincial Savant in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution: Pierre-Joseph Amoreux (1741-1824)

19.30: Dinner: Hall, Magdalen College

Saturday 23 September

Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, Oxford

9-10.30: Session III: Medicine II

Nahema Hanafi (Université d’Angers): Genre et relation thérapeutique

Lisa Smith (University of Essex): tbc

Cathy McClive (Florida State University): Epistolary Midwifery: Marie Baudoin's letter to physician Dr Noel Vallant on the 'art of childbirth', 1671

10.30-11: coffee break

11-12.30: Session IV: History of Ideas

Mara van der Lugt (Lichtenberg Kolleg, Göttingen): The Politics of Provocation: Pierre Bayle on Obscenity in the Republic of Letters

John Robertson (Clare College Cambridge): Nicolas-Antoine Boulanger, the Flood, and the origins of society

Mark J Hill (LSE) : Quantitative Text Analysis and Intellectual History

12.30-13.30 : lunch

13.30-14.30 Session V : Medicine III

Rafael Mandressi (CNRS, Centre Alexandre-Koyré): Médecine et politique à Paris, 1600-1650

Christelle Rabier (EHESS): Novels of Two Cities: Anatomizing Surgical Readership in Paris en Edinburgh

Philip Rieder (IEH2 / University of Geneva): tbc

14.30-15.00: coffee break

15.00-16.30 : Session VI : Science and Scholarship

Theo Hoppen (Hull): Natural Philosophy, Book Collecting, and the Book Trade in Early-Modern Ireland

Jean-Luc Chappey (Université Paris 1. Panthéon Sorbonne): Questions sur les sociabilités scientifiques en Révolution

Stéphane Van Damme (EUI): A Global French Antiquarianism? Collecting Antiquities at the borders of the French Empire during the Eighteenth-Century

Places

  • Oxford, Britain

Date(s)

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017

Contact(s)

  • François Zanetti
    courriel : francois [dot] zanetti [at] gmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • François Zanetti
    courriel : francois [dot] zanetti [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Knowledge in Context », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, https://calenda.org/412627

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