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Ecology, Economy and Urbanism in Tudor England

Publié le 30 mai 2022 Mis à jour le 9 juin 2022
Le 10 juin 2022 De 08:30 à 17:00
Lieu :MSH - 4 rue Ledru à Clermont-Ferrand
MSH - 4 rue Ledru à Clermont-Ferrand

Vendredi  10 juin 2022, 8h30 - 17h 00, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (MSH), Clermont-Ferrand, salle 332 Workshop "Ecology, Economy and Urbanism in Tudor England" Organisateurs : Sophie Chiari, Arnaud Diemer 

Accès au workshop à distance - Zoom Link 
ID de réunion : 859 5350 9964 Code secret : KPF0J1


8.30 Coffee

9.00 Introduction (Arnaud Diemer and Sophie Chiari, Université Clermont Auvergne)

9.15 Economy, Environment and Population: The History of England by David Hume (Arnaud Diemer, Université Clermont Auvergne, Erasme, HVL)

10.15 ‘Noisom and stinking ayre’: Foul and Vitiated Air in Early Modern English Husbandry Manuals (Julie Van Parys-Rotondi, Université Clermont Auvergne)

11.15 ‘The Almanack was a very human book’: Almanacs, Waste, and Early Modern Ecosystemic Thought (Anna Reynolds, University of St Andrews)

12.30 Lunch

14.00 How Population Changes Reshaped International Security and National Politics (Jack A. Goldstone, George Mason University)

15.00 Underground Shakespeare: Soil Exploitation in Early Modern England (Sophie Chiari, Université Clermont Auvergne)

16.00 Humoral Medicine and the Maternal: Wet Nurse Debate in Shakespearean Plays (Shawna Guenther, Dalhousie University)

17.00 Conclusion (Arnaud Diemer and Sophie Chiari, Université Clermont Auvergne)


Accès en visio
ID de réunion : 859 5350 9964     Code secret : KPF0J1 



Sophie Chiari is Professor of English literature at Université Clermont Auvergne, France. She is the Head of the Research centre of social sciences and the humanities (the ‘Maison des Sciences de l'Homme’) in Clermont-Ferrand. A specialist of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, she is interested in the representations and the circulation of ideas in early modern England, as well as in ecocriticism. Her latest monograph is entitled Shakespeare’s Representation of Weather, Climate and Environment. The Early Modern Fated Sky (Edinburgh University Press, 2019), and she is the author of Shakespeare and the Environment. A Dictionary, published this year with Bloomsbury in the Arden Shakespeare series

Among her various edited collections of essays, she has recently published, for example, Freedom and Censorship in Early Modern English Literature (2019, Routledge) or Performances at Court in the Age of Shakespeare (2019, Cambridge University Press) with John Mucciolo. Two other collections of essays devoted to early modern natural disasters are forthcoming (with Palgrave Macmillan and Routledge). In parallel, she is working as a translator. She has recently published translations into French of Jane Austen’s Sense and sensibility (Livre de Poche, 2019), Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (Livre de Poche, 2020), and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in The Willows (Livre de Poche, 2021). She’s now working on Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd.

Anna Reynolds is a Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews. She works on the intersection of material practices and imaginative thought in early modern England and is currently completing her first monograph, Privy Tokens: Waste Paper in Early Modern England.

She has published on early modern encounters with binding waste in the Journal of the Northern Renaissance (2017); has co-edited the volume The Paper Trade in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2020); and has chapters forthcoming on waste and material texts in The Oxford Handbook to the History of the Book in Early Modern England and The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Women’s Writing in English.

Julie Van Parys Rotondi (IHRIM - UMR 5317) teaches at the department of English studies at Université Clermont Auvergne. Her doctoral thesis (2017) deals with the influence of Queen Katherine Parr and her female entourage in the establishment of the Reformation in England. Her teaching and work focus on the history of the Renaissance in England and especially on religious issues in the sixteenth century. Her research interests also include religious issues as related to the history of science and particularly the history veterinary medicine, agronomy and horticultural practices during this period. Her latest publications are « Tending One’s Own Garden: Husbandry, Weather Lore and Prognostication in Early Modern England » dans Sandhya Patel & Sophie Chiari, eds. Events in Excess. Representation of Natural Disaster: 1500-1755, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. (in press). « Le devenir du corps dans l’intimité de la prière : le cas des pratiques dévotionnelles de la reine Katherine Parr (c. 1512-1548) ». Communication dans le cadre du colloque International Intime et Intimité au Siècle d’or II. Les lieux de l’intime et le rapport au corps en Europe aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles (MSH Dijon, 14-15 octobre 2021), 2022. (in press). « Queen Katherine Parr as a translation bellwether : The instances of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor » dans Women Translators of Religious Texts, Numéro spécial de la revue Parallèles édité par Adriana Şerban and Rim Hassen (nº34:1), Université de Genève, 2022. (in press). « Anne Askew et l’écriture du martyre : le corps comme parchemin de la foi » dans Isabelle Fernandès ed., Martyr et martyre : évolutions et variations dans la Chrétienté de l’Europe occidentale, du haut Moyen Âge au XVIe siècle.Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, Collection Pourpre, IHRIM Clermont-Ferrand, 2021. « Implorer les éléments ou éloigner les désastres : Prières pour la clémence divine dans The Monument of Matrones de Thomas Bentley » dans Écrire la catastrophe. L’Angleterre à l’épreuve des éléments (XVIe-XVIIe siècles), Collection Dialogues des Modernités, Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2019

Shawna Guenther is a doctoral student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and holds Masters’ degrees in English and Biology. Her research focuses on early modern English vernacular medical representations of women’s breasts, milk, breastfeeding,  and wet nursing. Shawna has published book chapters and journal articles and presented conference papers on a wide variety of subjects from medieval autobiography to transposable DNA elements in Drosophila melanogaster, from John Donne to David Bowie. She taught genetics and ecology laboratory courses from 1988-1990 and has lectured in English literature and composition since 2002; during her doctoral program she interned at The Dalhousie Review. Under her pen name Jane Arsenault, she publishes creative non-fiction works, including Crazy Little Thing Called Mom (Kindle 2020)Her latest writing, "Negative Capability in Space: The Romantic Bowieverse" (David Bowie and Romanticism, ed. James Rovira, Palgrave Studies in Music and Literature), will be published in 2022.

Jack A. Goldstone (PhD Harvard) is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr., Endowed Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He previously taught at Northwestern University, the University of California and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the early  Modern World, awarded the 1993 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award of the American Sociological Association. Goldstone has won Fellowships from the J.S Guggenheim, Carnegie and Mac Arthur Foundations, and received the Myron Weiner Award for Scholarly Achievement from the International Studies Association and the Arnoldo Momigliano Award from the Historical Society.

His other works include Why Europe ? The Rise of the West 1500 - 1850 (McGraw-Hill, 2008; Chinese Translation 2010), Revolutions : A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2014) and Handbook of Revolutions in the 21st Century (Springer, 2022).  


Arnaud Diemer is Associate Professor at University of Clermont Auvergne (France) and HVL (Norway). He is teaching at School of Economics and making his research at CERDI (Center of Research and Studies on International Development). He is the scientific coordinator of Jean Monnet Excellence Center on Sustainability (ERASME) and Chairman of Circular Economy and Industrial Ecology. 

His research is focus on Sustainability, Systems thinking, Diversity of European Capitalism and History of Economic Thought. He wrote books on Physics and Economics, articles about Smith, Hume, Locke, Walras and Dupuit. His main objective is to reconnect socio-cultural, ecological and economic facts to economic thought. 

Latest Publications : Giaccio G., Latouche S., Dufoing F., Maucourant J., Diemer A. (2020), Ecologia Economia, Una Alleanza Impossible, Diana Edizione ; Diemer A., Nedelciu E., Schellens M., Morales M., Oostdijk (2020), Paradigms, Models, Scenarios and Practices for Strong Sustainability, Oeconomia.