april, 2020

03apr14:0017:30Paul Gaimard and the French Expeditions to the North Atlantic - Seminar14:00 - 17:30 Veröld hús Vigdísar Event Organized By: Vigdísarstofnun Event Type :Event

Event Details

Seminar on Paul Gaimard in Veröld – House of Vigdís on 27  March. Paul Gaimard was a French naval surgeon and naturalist who travelled extensively in Iceland in 1835-36, collecting data for his scientific publications.



Anna Agnarsdóttir, Professor emeritus, University of Iceland:
Moderator and introduction

Árni Snævarr, historian and journalist:
Paul Gaimard: Science, Revolution and Nationalism

Jan Borm, University Paris-Saclay/University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines: 
The La Recherche expedition in the Western Nordic Isles – Xavier Marmier’s official account

Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson, University of Iceland:
The reception in Iceland of the La Recherche expedition to the country in 1835-1836. Images and memories

Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir, University of Iceland:
New Album for the Anthropocene. Reconsidering the images in Paul Gaimard´s Voyage en Islande et en Gröenland.


Light refreshments will be served after the seminar.

The event is supported by the Embassy of France to Iceland and Forlagið Publishing House.




(Friday) 14:00 - 17:30


Veröld hús Vigdísar