Lecture in French.
A leading medievalist and French public intellectual, Patrick Boucheron occupies the Chair “The History of Powers in Western Europe, 13e-16e Century” at the College de France in Paris. Among the dozens of books that he has authored, Conjurer la peur: Sienne 1338 [Seuil, 2013. The Power of Images. Sienna 1338. Polity, 2018] drew international attention. More recently, he has edited the ground-breaking collective volume Histoire mondiale de la France [World History of France] and has pursued an innovative epistemological reflection on the writing of history, attempting to reconcile literature and the social sciences. In Faire profession d’historien [The Profession of Historian], he shows how these two activities, which until then were parallel, can be reconciled.
Free and open to the public
Contact: Bianca Boularand (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-sponsored by the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages,the History Department, the France-Stanford Center, the Center of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and the Europe Center.