• Paris

    Study days - Geography

    Territorialisation and the challenge of territorial reforms (and vice versa)

    International comparative approaches

    À travers une mise en perspective comparée des processus de réforme territoriale en France, Grande Bretagne, Canada, Maroc, Italie et Suisse, ce séminaire sera consacré à la manière dont ces réformes territoriales pensent (ou non), produisent (ou non), réclament (ou non) un processus ou des formes particulières de territorialisation.

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  • Neuchâtel

    Lecture series - History

    Manufacturers and merchants : making and exporting clocks and other luxury goods in the 18th century

    Roger Smith is an independent historian who was educated at the University of London. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2006. He is chiefly interested in the organisation of the manufacture and sale of clocks, watches and related luxury articles in the eighteenth century, including international aspects like the migration of craftsmen. He has done much research into the Anglo-Swiss watchmaking firm of Vulliamy of London, and is currently working on a major study of James Cox and his competitors in the trade in clocks and watches from Western Europe to Asia. As well as publishing extensively on such topics, he has acted as historical adviser to museums and auction houses, including the loan exhibition SingSong, Treasures from the Forbidden City at the Museum Speelklok, Utrecht in 2010-11.

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