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  • Blois

    Lecture series - History

    Crisis and mutation in the European countryside

    Conférences dans le cadre des Rendez-vous de l'histoire de Blois

    Dans le cadre des « Rendez-vous de l’histoire de Blois » (18-21 octobre), consacrés cette année aux paysans, le GDR 2912 CRH-EHESS « Histoire des campagnes européennes » et le GDR-I CRH-EHESS « Crises et mutations dans les campagnes européenes » (CRICEC), organisent ou accompagnent un certain nombre de séances, de tables rondes, de colloques et de cafés historiques.    

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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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