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Pierre-Yves Lacour

Visiting Scholar (Apr 2018)


Pierre-Yves Lacour studied history, art history, and history of science, obtaining his PhD in 2010 with a dissertation on natural history collections during the French Revolution. Since 2011, he has been Associate Professor (maître de conférences) of early modern history at Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier 3. His thesis received an award in 2011 from the Société française d’histoire des sciences et des techniques. In 2014, he published a book based on his thesis: La République naturaliste. Collections d’histoire naturelle et Révolution française. 1789–1804 (Paris: Muséum national d’histoire naturelle). He joined the Revue d’histoire des sciences editorial board in 2017.

Pierre-Yves Lacour’s current research project deals with epistemic values and scholarly reputations from the 1770s to the 1830s in Europe.


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Good Science: Epistemic Values and Scholarly Reputations in Europe, 1770–1830


Selected Publications

Lacour, Pierre-Yves and Vincent Denis (2016). “La Logistique des savoirs : surabondance d’informations et technologies de papier au XVIIIe siècle .” Genèses : Sciences sociales et histoire 102: 107–122.

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Lacour, Pierre-Yves and Marie-Noëlle Bourguet (2015). “Les mondes naturalistes (1530–1802) .” In , ed. S. Van Damme, 1:254–281. Paris: Le Seuil.

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Lacour, Pierre-Yves (2015). “De la divergence art/science : l’image naturaliste entre 1720 et 1820 .” Études sur le XVIIIe siècle 42: 193–207.

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Lacour, Pierre-Yves (2014). La république naturaliste : collections d’histoire naturelle et Révolution française. 1789-1804. Paris: Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle.

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