Workshop “Social Expertise and Political Decisions in Early Modern Europe”

3rd May 2019, Birkbeck, University of London, Gordon Square 43, G02, Bloomsbury,
London WC1H 0PD (UK)

Le workshop Social Expertise and Political Decisions in Early Modern Europe, organisée par Solène Rivoal, post-doctorante LabexMed affiliée à TELEMMe, aura lieu le 3 mai 2019 à l’Université de Birkbeck à Londres.


9.30 : Introduction
Solène Rivoal (LabexMed, Aix-Marseille University/CNRS, Birkbeck, University of London)

9.45-11.00 : Panel 1: Social Expertise and Procedures
Brodie Waddell (Birkbeck, University of London) Petitioners as experts in Early Modern England
Jean-Baptiste Xambo (EHESS, CRH) Servile expertise and Norm making on Louis XIV’s galleys
Discussant: Claire Judde de Larivière (FRAMESPA, University Jean Jaurès of Toulouse

11.00-11.15 : Coffe Break

11.15-12.30 : Panel 2: Expertise and social microcosm
Carla Roth (Department of History, University of Basel) Gossip and authority in 16th century St Gallen
Jérémie Foa (TELEMMe, Aix-Marseille Univeristy/CNRS) Ordinary expertise and local knowledge in the Saint Bartholomew’s Day massacre »
Discussant : Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck, University of London)

12.30- 13.30 : Lunch Time

13.30- 14.45 : Panel 3: Local knowledge and Central Authorities
Kat Hill (Birkbeck, University of London) Social Expertise and migration: Mennonites, movement and knowledge of the land in Early Modern Period
Hannes Ziegler (German Historical Institute London)
Informing in the 18th century British Customs
Discussant: Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck, University of

14.45- 15.00 : Coffe Break

15.00-16.15 : Panel 4: Expertise through Experience
Giovanni Florio (DISLL, University of Padua) « Per la informazione havuta da pratici del paese ». The policy of water resources managment in Early Modern Venice between local know-how and reason of State
Romain Grancher (TEMOS, CNRS) Power, Knowledge and Expertise in Fishin Wolrd (France, 18th-19th century)
Discussant: Brigitte Marin (TELEMMe, Aix-Marseille University/CNRS, EHESS)

16.30 – 17.30 : Roundtable, all the participants
Moderator: Thomas Glesener (TELEMMe, Aix-Marseille

Scientific committee:
Filippo De Vivo (Birkbeck, University of London), Jérémie Foa (Aix-Marseille Université), Thomas Glesener (Aix-Marseille Université), Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck, University of London), Claire Judde de Larivière (Université de Toulouse-Jean-Jaurès), Brigitte Marin (Aix-Marseille Université), Solène Rivoal (Aix-Marseille Université/TELEMMe, Birkbeck, University of London).

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