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03 feb 2017 15:00 - 04 feb 2017 17:30
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street
CA 94305

Workshop in honor of Keith Baker, 2015-2016 Paris IAS fellow


Friday, February 3

3:00pm-3:45pm  Welcome from Richard Saller (Dean, School of Humanities and Sciences) and Debra Satz (Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts)

3:45pm-5:30pm  -  Sciences of the Enlightenment
Chair: Jessica Riskin, Stanford University

“Condorcet: From Salon Sociability to Collaborative Science”
Dena Goodman, University of Michigan

“Finding Frenchwomen of Science”
Nina Rattner Gelbart, Occidental College, Los Angeles

“Habits of Reason: The Enlightened Nervous System”
David Bates, University of California, Berkeley

“The ‘Passion for the Public Good’ and Enlightenment Science”
Kathleen Wellman, Southern Methodist University

"Charles Gillispie is Over, Or My Journey with Keith in the History of Mathematics"
J.B. Shank, University of Minnesota
6:00pm-7:30pm  -  Enlightenment Society
Chair: Jim Sheehan, Stanford University

“Speech acts and speech facts”
Yair Mintzker, Princeton University

“Inventing the Social in the 18th century”
Dan Gordon, UMass-Amherst

“Mozart, Da Ponte, and Jewish Emancipation in Josephinian Vienna”
Jamie Melton, Emory University

“Montesquieu's Enlightenment”
Gary Kates, Pomona College

Saturday, February 4
9:00am-10:30am  -  Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century and Today
Chair: Lynn Hunt, UCLA

“Long Live Political Culture!”
Charly Coleman, Columbia University

“Prioritizing the Political: Discourse, Power, and Contingency in Legal History and Beyond”
Amalia Kessler, Stanford University

“What Is an Institution Anyway?”
Jan Goldstein, University of Chicago

“Miscellaneous Reminiscences, 1964-2017: From Gottschalk to Miracles and Convulsions to 'Expert Witness'”
B. Robert Kreiser, George Mason University

“How History Can Inform and Critique Public Policy”
Gerald Oppenheimer, City University of New York
10:45am-12:00pm  -  Revolutionary Conversations
Chair: Carla Hesse, University of California, Berkeley

“The Discursive and the Social: A Forty-Year Conversation”
William H. Sewell, Jr., University of Chicago

“From Furet to Baker and Beyond”
David A. Bell, Princeton University

“Keith's Great Invention: The French Revolution from the Inside”
Joseph Zizek, University of Auckland

“Keith Baker and the R-Word”
Kent Wright, Arizona State University

“Was there a public sphere under the Terror?”
Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London
1:30pm-3:00pm  -  Making French History Digital
Chair: Jacob Soll, University of Southern California

“Inventing the French Digital Humanities”
Katie McDonough, Western Sydney University

"Writing Rights"
Dan Edelstein, Stanford University

“France in the Long Run”
Robert Morrissey, University of Chicago
3:15pm-4:45pm  -  France and the World
Chair: Jenna Gibbs, Florida International University

“The Other Persian Letters: Early Modern France, the Gunpowder Empires and Mercantilist Entrepreneurialism”
Junko Takeda, Syracuse University

“Visual Culture and Mediterranean Slavery in Louis XIV’s France”
Gillian Weiss, Case Western Reserve University

“The Myth of the Haitian Revolution?”
Paul Friedland, Cornell University

“Controlling Haitian History: The Legal Arsenal of Moreau de Saint-Méry”
Malick Ghachem, MIT

“From Clermont Tonnere to Chris Rock: Journeys as a Baker Student”
Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, California State University - San Marcos
5:00-5:30pm  Remarks from Keith Baker, Stanford University

Jean Paul Marat: Prophet of Terror
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