The conference, which brings together many of the leading historians of the French Revolution and its era, spotlights new work being done on the period through the prism of biographical studies.
The conference will be held in person at Princeton University, Dickinson Hall 211, and virtually on Zoom. For the Zoom link and passcode, please e-mail Joanna Hope Toohey, [email protected].
Friday, April 8, 2022
1 pm: Introductory Remarks
Colin Jones and David Bell
1:15 pm: Panel 1
Emma Rothschild, Harvard University
"Economic Lives in the Revolution: Gabriel and Jean-Baptiste Ferrand, Etienne Allemand, Jeanne Allemand"
Christine Haynes, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
"Bridging the Global and the Micro: The Lamarque Family in Paris, the Landes, and Saint Lucia"
Thomas Dodman, Columbia University
"Social Biographies of Revolutionary Lives: The Case of Gabriel Noël"
3:15 pm: Coffee Break
3:30 pm: Panel 2
Keith Michael Baker, Stanford University
"Making Sense of Marat"
Jeff Horn, Manhattan College
"The Vengeance of the Provinces: Alexandre Rousselin and His Accusers"
Colin Jones, Queen Mary, University of London and University of Chicago
"An Unemigrated Emigrée in Revolutionary Paris, 1788-94: The Duchesse d'Elbeuf"
5:30 pm: Reception
Saturday, April 9, 2022
10:00 am: Panel 3
Rahul Markovits, École Normale Supérieure
"A 'Muslim Jacobin'?: Ahmad Khan and the Eurocentric Pitfalls of Diversity"
Christy Pichichero, George Mason University
"Searching for Saint-George: Race and Celebrity in the French Revolution"
Miranda Spieler, American University in Paris
"The Chevalier de Boufflers Between Senegal and Paris (1785-1787): Slavery and the Man of Feeling"
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Panel 4
Timothy Tackett, University of California, Irvine
"Nicolas Ruault's Pre-Revolution"
David A. Bell, Princeton University
"Napoleon, Tocqueville, and the Writing of History"
Darrin M. McMahon, Dartmouth College
Registration is required. Contact Joanna Hope Toohey to RSVP.
Organizers: David Bell and Colin Jones
Co-Sponsored by the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and the Eighteenth Century Seminar