Le prochain séminaire Epistémè – PEARL se tiendra à l’institut du Monde anglophone, le vendredi 13 décembre, de 18 h 00 à 19 h 30 (salle 16).
Conférence de Mark Jenner (University of York), « Sensing Pollution in Early Modern London ».
Mark Jenner is Reader in the History Department, in the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and in the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, at the University of York. He works on the social and cultural history of early modern England and on the social history of medicine. He has served on the Editorial Boards of Social History of Medicine and Urban History. He has been working on 16th and 17th century English conceptions of cleanliness and dirt. His work draws on anthropology, social and cultural theory as well as intensive archival research and examines the environmental regulation of London as a way by which to reconstruct people’s perceptions. He has a book forthcoming with Oxford University Press. He is also completing a book derived from a major research project funded by the Wellcome Trust which examines the uses, distribution and perception of London’s water between 1500 and 1830. He has very wide interests in the social and cultural history of Britain c.1550-c.1780 and the social history of medicine and the history of the body. He is committed to interdisciplinary work which relates archival research to theoretical concerns and current work within anthropology, literary studies and social theory. He has published on gender, medicine, religious and political culture in seventeenth and eighteenth-century England.
He is the author of: Medicine and the Market in England and its Colonies, c.1450-1850 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007), with P. Wallis; and with P. Griffiths, Londinopolis: Essays in the Social and Cultural History of Early Modern London. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000).
His most recent articles include:
« Plague on a Page: Lord Have Mercy Upon Us in Early Modern London. » The Seventeenth Century 27, no. 3 (2012): 255-286.
« Follow your Nose? Smell, Smelling, and Their Histories. » American Historical Review 116, no. 2 (2011): 335-51.
« London. » In The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture 1473-1660, edited by J. Raymond. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
« Tasting Lichfield, Touching China: Sir John Floyer’s Senses. » Historical Journal 53 (2010): 647-70.