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Upcoming conference: Between Theory and Practice: The 19th Century French Socialist Press at the Stanford University Libraries



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The Gustave Gimon Collection on French Political Economy is one of the highlights of Stanford University Libraries’ French collections. With materials spanning from the 16th century through 1848, one part of this collection has received particular attention by researchers -the nineteenth century French socialist press. These materials include workers’ journals such as L’Echo de la Fabrique and L’Ami du peuple, as well as periodicals associated with mid-19th century utopian socialist movements such as the Saint-Simonians (L’Européen) and the Fourierists (La Phalange), and various links tie the materials together. With these rare materials in mind, we have organized this conference, jointly sponsored by the France–Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Stanford University Libraries, and ANR-UTOPIES19:

Between Theory and Practice:
The 19th Century French Socialist Press at the Stanford University Libraries
IC Classroom, Green Library, Stanford University
November 1-2, 2013

Friday, November 1
9:00-9:30: Welcome 

Michel Bellet (Université de Saint-Etienne): "The Constitution of an Economic Doctrine: An Overview of the Saint-Simonian Newspapers (1825-1832)" 
Alexander Jordan (European Institute University): “From industrie to the Gospel of Work: The Saint-Simonians and Thomas Carlyle” 

Barchas Room visit, Special Collections – viewing of materials 

12:30-1:30: Lunch break 

George Sheridan (University of Oregon): "Justice for the Workshop: The Advocacy Journalism of L’Echo de la Fabrique" 
Ludovic Frobert (ENS-Lyon): “Christianity, Socialism and Political Economy: Pierre-Simon Ballanche, Philippe Buchez, Auguste Ott” 

Thomas Bouchet (Université de Bourgogne): “La Phalange, été 1840: un tournant dans l’histoire de la presse sociétaire?” 
Rachel Chrastil (Xavier University): “Suzanne Voilquin: Childlessness, Households and Community” 

Saturday, November 2
9:30: coffee and pastries 

Naomi Andrews (Santa Clara University): "Barbarity, civilization, and the worker-settler in La Revue Sociale, 1845-1850." 
Francois Jarrige (Universite de Bourgogne): “La typographie sociétaire: Presse, technologie et politique sous la monarchie de Juillet (1830-1848)” 

12:00-1:00: Lunch break 

Philippe Le Goff (University of Warwick): “‘La faim justifie les moyens’: Auguste Blanqui, ‘structural’ violence and the socialist press” 
Vincent Bourdeau (Université of Franche-Comté): “La république économique de Constantin Pecqueur: de l’expérience de la Commission du Luxembourg au « Salut du Peuple. Journal de la Science Sociale (déc. 1849-mai 1850)”  

Edward Castleton (Université de Franche-Comté): “Proudhon’s newspapers against all others: Of Enemies and Editorials, 1849-1850.” 
Jonathan Beecher (University of California, Santa Cruz): “Proudhon and 1848” 

Closing comments 

Attendance is open to all - non-Stanford attendees please rsvp to Sarah Sussman 
Abstracts available on the Conference website


By Sarah Sussman

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