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Valuing Nature – Histories of Everyday Engagement with the Environment in France, Britain and their Empires, 1600-present

13 sep 2022 09:00 - 14 sep 2022 17:00
IEA de Paris
17 Quai d'Anjou
75004 Paris
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Workshop organisé par Ariane Fennetaux (maîtresse de Conférences, Université Paris Cité), Laura Carter (maîtresse de Conférences, Université Paris Cité), et Chris Manias (Kings College London), avec le soutien de l'IEA de Paris.

Entrée libre sur inscription obligatoire : afennetaux@yahoo.fr

Présentation

How has the natural world been valued, and how have different types of engagement with nature and the environment been valued?
Previous studies have focused largely on the intellectual history of the natural sciences, and how concepts like 'the environment' and 'biodiversity' were defined by scholars before trickling down to various publics. By contrast, Valuing Nature adopts a bottom-up approach. Focusing on France, Britain and their empires, we consider how practical engagement with plants, animals, landscapes, seascapes, natural materials and climate have been crucial to changing understandings and valuations of the natural world. We centre on everyday engagements with nature, whether by taxidermists, craftsmen, educators, amateur botanists, western or Indigenous people. Our aim is to broaden understandings of the actors involved in the growth of environmental consciousness, while thinking about how different skills and forms of knowledge have been variously valued, shaping epistemological hierarchies to this day.

Programme

Mardi 13 septembre 2022

09:00-09:30
Café et introduction OdG ou Halle aux Farines (tbc), 75013 Paris

09:30-11:30
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Ladan Niayesh (Université Paris Cité)
‘Monetizing Nature: Mapping Assets and Risks in the 1550s Russian and English Empire-Building Projects’
- Vinicius de Carvalho (KCL)
‘Competing discourses about the Amazonia’
- James Metcalf (KCL)
‘‘Strange and Foreign Forms’: Queer Ecology and Eighteenth-Century Women's Poetry’
- Marine Bellégo (Université Paris Cité)
‘Valuing intertidal zones in nineteenth-century Brittany’

11:30-12:30
Déjeuner

12:30-14:00
Trajet vers Fontainebleau

14:00-17:00
Station d'écologie forestière
Visite et promenade guidée dans la forêt de Fontainebleau

14:00-15:00
Café et introduction
Station d'écologie forestière
avec Odile Loison (Head of Programmes)

15:00-17:00
Promenade guidée dans la forêt avec Claude Lagarde (Forest Warden and former officer of the French Forestry Commission, biodiversity manager for the inter-regional agency of Fontainebleau / Forestier, ancien responsable à l'ONF du pôle biodiversité pour l'Agence interdépartementale de Fontainebleau)

17:00-19:00
Retour à Paris - temps libre

19:00
Dîner

Mercredi 14 septembre 2022

09:00-09:30
Café et accueil
IEA de Paris, 17 quai d’Anjou, 75004
Paris                 

09:30-11:30
Interventions
- Nathalie Blanc (Université Paris Cité)
‘La nature au travail: faune et flore dans l'espace des villes’
- Louisette Rasoloniaina (Université Paris Cité)
‘Overlayering the layers, pulling the threads, and weaving the echo-systemic thinking’

11:30-13:00
Déjeuner

13:00-14:00
Trajet jusqu'à La Ferme du Rail, Paris 19

14:00-15:00
Visite guidée de La Ferme du Rail avec Clara Simay (Architect Dplg, project manager and co-founder of Grand Huit)

15:00-17:00
Networking - discussions

17:00
Fin

Informations pratiques

Entrée libre sur inscription obligatoire : afennetaux@yahoo.fr

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