Venue: History Building, Room 307, Stanford main campus. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for lunch.
Speaker: François Regourd, Maître de Conférences à l'Université Paris Ouest Nanterre – UMR Mondes Américains (Paris).
Description: "Medical Innovations and French learned Institutions: Americanization in the Eighteenth Century" An international meeting organized by French and Peruvian institutions focusing on the Processes of Americanization in Early Modern History of Science and Knowledge took place in Lima in April 2014. This meeting was organized in the wake of a wide debate on the idea of “Americanization” recently initiated and developed by Serge Gruzinski and a team of researchers in History, Anthropology and History of Arts, from the "Mondes Américains " Research Center in Paris (CNRS, Paris 1 Sorbonne University and Paris-Ouest Nanterre University). This lecture will examine the main points arising in this context, focusing in particular on the case of innovations in medicine between America and French learned institutions in the Eighteenth Century.