Early Modern France

  • Founded
    2005
  • Seminar Number
    707

The focus of the seminar is the cultural and intellectual history of early modern France (from 1500 to 1800) and the approach is interdisciplinary. The seminar includes literature scholars, historians, and philosophers. It meets at least once a month. The current format, which has proven very successful, consists in circulating a relatively short piece written by the invited speaker among the group members and discussing it at the meeting. Thus, instead of a formal talk followed by a few questions, there is an in-depth, 90-minute conversation.


Chair
Professor Pierre Force
pf3@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Celia Abele
cla2136@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/10/2017 Maison Française (Buell Hall), 2nd Floor
6:00 PM
Reinventing the Wheel: Emulation in the European Enlightenment
Matthew Jones, Columbia University
Abstract




10/31/2017 Maison Française (Buell Hall), 2nd Floor
6:00 PM
The Spirit of Speculation: John Law and Economic Theology in the Age of Lights
Charly Coleman, Columbia University
Abstract




11/20/2017 Maison Française (Buell Hall), 2nd Floor
6:00 PM
On Functional Gender
Marian Rothstein, Carthage College
Abstract




02/22/2018 Maison Française (Buell Hall), 2nd Floor
6:00 PM

Wilda Anderson, Johns Hopkins University




03/22/2018 Maison Française (Buell Hall), 2nd Floor
6:00 PM

Katie Chenoweth, Princeton University




04/19/2018 Maison Française (Buell Hall), 2nd Floor
6:00 PM

Ellen Welch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill