Alumni

Pierre-Yves Lacour

Visiting Scholar (Apr 2018)

PhD

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.

Projects

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

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Selected Publications

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

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Lacour, P.-Y., & Denis, V. (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, P.-Y. (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, P.-Y. (2011). L’administration des choses naturelles: le Muséum et ses collections autour de 1800. In C. Jacob (Ed.), Les lieux de savoir. Tome II: Les mains de l’intellect (pp. 246-262). Paris: Albin Michel.

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