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Genealogy and Social Status in the Enlightenment

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, January 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
2-10 Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE
Maison Française d’Oxford

This 2-day workshop on Genealogy and Social Status in the Enlightenment: Rationalité généalogique et statut social au temps des Lumières is hosted by Maison Française d’Oxford.

THURSDAY 12TH JANUARY

Introduction and welcoming remarks by the convenors.

Genealogical culture and social practices
Mathieu Marraud (CNRS, CRH) avec Nicolas Lyon-Caen (CNRS, IHMC) : Généalogies bourgeoises à Paris au XVIIIe siècle : parents ou descendants
Benedetta Borello (Columbia - NY): Genealogy, Sociability and Genius of Nations Young Nobles Travelling to European Salons Julian Pooley (Leicester): Minutely attentive to every circum¬stance’. John Nichols and the culture of genealogy in the late Eighteenth-Century
Iain Riddell (Leicester): Anglican Zadokism. The usage of kin and kinship by latter Hanoverian church leadership

Creative and historical writing: staging the family destiny
Henry French (Exeter): Sighing for Past Greatness: Gibbon’s Digression and the Visualisation of the Courtenay Lineage, c. 1400¬1800
Audrey Faulot (Paris-Quest) : Qualités des « hommes de quali-té » : l’essence et l’accident dans quelques romans - mémoires de l’abbé Prévost (1728 - 1745)

Law, power and genealogy
Volker Bauer (Wolfenbüttel): From dynastic to administrative directories: The changing scope of genealogicial writings in eighteenth-century Germany
Christoph Bezemek, (Graz): Leviathan’s Heir. Lineage and the Social Contract
Andreea Roxana Iancu (Bucarest) : Reconfigurations du pa-trimoine : pratiques juridiques, enjeux politiques et conscience généalo-gique (Valachie, à la fin du XVIIIe et au début du XIXe siècle) Naveen Kanalu Ramamurthy (UCLA) : Genealogies of Despotic Sovereignty, Nobility, and Law: French Enlightenment Debates on “Oriental” Methods of Governance.

FRIDAY 13TH JANUARY
Hereditary virtues vs personal merits
Arnaud Exbalin (Paris Quest) : Police métisse. Raison admi¬nistrative contre sang espagnol (ville de Mexico, fin XVIIIe siècle) Valérie Piétri (Nice) : Communication : « Noblesse et généalo-gie : circulation et appropriations des débats sur la noblesse dans les histoires généalogiques en France à l’époque moderne
William Doyle (Bristol): Genealogy and the French Revolution

Genealogies, natural sciences and race
Claude-Olivier Doron (Paris Diderot) : Genealogical style of reasoning in natural history and the emergence of the concept of "race" Tim MC Inerney (Paris 8- Saint-Denis) : Race and the ‘Noble paradigm’ in Eighteenth-century Britain

CONVENORS: Stéphane Jettot (MFO, Paris-Sorbonne) and Jean-Paul Zuniga (EHESS-CRH Paris)

 

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