Upcoming Conference in Paris: Used Things

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 27, 2010

Recycling, Waste and Luxury: The Afterlife of Used Things in the Long 18th Century
Université Paris Diderot, UFR Charles V – 10, rue Charles V 75004 Paris, 22-23 June 2010

Organized by Ariane Fennetaux, Amélie Junqua, and Sophie Vasset

Tuesday, 22 June

9:00  Registration and coffee

9:15  Ariane Fennetaux and Amélie Junqua, Introduction

9:45-11:15  Knowledge, Science and Recycling – Claire Gallien

  • Simon Werrett (University of Washington), Remaking natural knowledge: recycling in the history of science and medicine
  • Sophie Vasset (Université Paris-Diderot), Recycling cases in 18th-century medical treatises

11:30-13:00  Recycling 18th-Century Parisian Walls – Charlotte Guichard

  • Allan Potofsky (Université Paris-Diderot), Revolutionary recycling and civic architecture: the conseil des bâtiments civils and the Use and Abuse of the Past in France, 1795-1815
  • Noémie Etienne (Université de Genève), Du mur au musée: transformations matérielles et symboliques des peintures à Paris autour de 1775

14:30-16:00  Material Recycling (I) – Amélie Junqua

  • Geoffrey Day (Winchester College), Recycling in the library
  • David Humphrey (Royal College of Art, London), A portal to change and innovation: recycling and the 18th-century English jewelry trade

16:30-18:00  Material Recycling (II) – Ariane Fennetaux

  • Sara Pennell (Roehampton University), ‘…for a crack or flaw despis’d’ : understanding ceramic ‘semi-durability’ in the first half of the long 18th century
  • Fiona McDonald (University College London), Weaving and wool: materiality through woollen blankets in 18th-century Aotearoa/New Zealand

Wednesday, 23 June

9:15-10:45  Waste – Robert Mankin

  • Tim Cooper (University of Exeter), Critical perspectives from Marxism on the uses of waste and recycling in the long 18th century
  • Sabine Barles (Université St Denis Paris 8), La valorisation des excréta urbains en France à la fin du 18ème siècle

11:15-12:45  Royal Recyclings – Natacha Coquery

  • Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset (Château de Versailles), Le grand livre des pierreries du roi: gestion, entretien et recyclage des bijoux pendant le règne de Louis XIV
  • Olivia Fryman (Historic Royal Palaces and Kingston University), ‘Cleaning and new beautifying’: strategies of repair and reuse in the English Royal Wardrobe, 1689-1760

14:15-15:45  Commerce and Recycling (I) – Jon Stobart

  • Arlene Leis (University of York), Repetition, recycling and imitation: images of high art in Sarah Sophia Banks’s collection of trade cards
  • Natacha Coquery (Université de Nantes), La diffusion sociale des biens à Paris au 18ème siècle: la boutique, carrefour entre le luxe, le demi-luxe et l’occasion

16:15-18:30  Commerce and Recycling (II) – Sara Pennell

  • Barbara Lasic (Victoria and Albert Museum), Recycling and re-fashioning the grand-siècle in Paris and London, 1789-1814
  • Ilja Van Damme (University of Antwerp), The decline and the fall of the second hand guild in the Southern Netherlands: material culture, institutional change and the labour market, 1650-1850
  • Jon Stobart (Northampton University), Luxury and country house sales in England, c.1750-1830

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