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.

 

Program:

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.

 

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Time

(Friday) 14:00 - 17:30

Location

Veröld hús Vigdísar

Organizer

Vigdísarstofnun

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