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Scribal Science: Naturalists' Paper Empire in France ca. 1660-1770

Project description

Tracing the working universe of French naturalists in the 17th and 18th centuries

The 17th and 18th centuries have played a pivotal role in the advancement of natural knowledge. The EU-funded SCRIBSCIE project aims to shed light on the place of scribal practices and manuscript artefacts in the work of French naturalists between ca. 1660 and 1770. The project explores the social, political and cultural implications of European scholars’ working methods at home and abroad in a context of colonial expansion. The sources used are field notes, notebook excerpts, plant catalogues and sketches, as well as quotidian gestures such as note-taking, listing, drawing, arranging papers into folders and moving archives from one location to another.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 184 707,84
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00