Déborah Dubald | Researcher

 EUIHoS website manager 2015-2017
Coordinator of EUIHoS for 2014-2016

PhD research: Displaying natural knowledge: museums and the provincial city, 1800-1860.

 I have been a PhD researcher at the European University Institute since 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Stéphane Van Damme and co-supervision of Prof. Antonella Romano (Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris). My research focuses on the creation of museum displays in French provincial cities in the first half of the 19th century. More specifically, my hypothesis is that displays of scientific knowledge in museums, botanical gardens or public collections partake in a strategy of visibility and identification for the local intellectuals and scholars as well as for the city they operate in. Thereby, I also attempt to question long-standing views over spatial hierarchies such as core/periphery and Paris/province. My research relates more generally to the history of science, cultural history and urban history.
Prior to that I was trained in History at the University of Strasbourg under the lead of Prof. Jean-François Chauvard and Prof. Isabelle Laboulais.
I am a qualified and experienced secondary education teacher, with a specialty in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).
Finally, I am particularly interested in the methodological and intellectual developments prompted by Digital Humanities and Public History.

Personal page: eui.academia.edu/DeborahDubald
Twitter: @_dbrh_
Contact email: deborah.dubald@eui.eu

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