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Fire Management in the Early Modern Age: Knowledge, Technology, Economy

16. September 2021 - 9:00 to 17. September 2021 - 12:45 Add to calendar
Workshop

International workshop

Programme
16 September 2021: (all sessions take place in room R.O.12, Espace Tilo-Frey 1, 2000 Neuchâtel)

9:00-9:30: Welcome by the conference organizers

Session 1: The Knowledge of Fire (chair: Liliane Hilaire-Pérez)

9:30-10:15: HANNAH ELMER (Hannover), Purification and Fire in Early Modern Alchemy 10:15-11:00 MARCO STORNI (Neuchâtel), Thermometerless: The Codification of a
Technology of Heat in the Early Modern Age

Coffee break

Session 2: The Chemical Fire (chair: Marco Storni)
11:15-12:00: BÉRENGÈRE PINAUD (Paris), De l’officine au jardin. Usages du feu dans les milieux apothicaires au XVIIIe siècle à Paris

12:00-12:45 .MARCO BERETTA (Bologna), Heat and Fire in Lavoisier’s Experimental Techniques
Lunch break

Session 3: Inventions and Inventors (chair: Gianenrico Bernasconi)
14:30-15:15: RUBEN VERWAAL (Durham), Managing Gentle Heat: Little Furnaces in the Eighteenth Century
15:15-16:00 |: OLIVIER JANDOT (Arras), Les mécaniciens du feu. Inventeurs et promoteurs d’instruments de chauffage, XVIIIe-début XIXe siècle

Coffee break

Session 4: Fire and Technology (chair: Marie Thébaud-Sorger)
16:15-17:00: GIANENRICO BERNASCONI (Neuchâtel), Cuisine et cultures du feu à l’époque moderne
17:00-17:45. CYRIL LACHEZE (Paris), « La maniére de conduire le feu ». Cuire la terre cuite architecturale à l’époque moderne, entre savoir-faire, disette de bois et innovations

Short break

18:00-18:45: SIMON WERRETT (London), Fire as an Emoterial: Passion and Pyrotechnics in the Early Modern Era

17 September 2021 (all sessions take place in room R.O.12, Espace Tilo-Frey 1, 2000 Neuchâtel)

Session 5: Fire Management in the Urban Space (chair: Marco Beretta)
9:30-10:15: MARIE THÉBAUD-SORGER (Paris), Agir sur le départ de feu pour contrer l’incendie. Inventions, matériaux et savoirs de la combustion au XVIIIe siècle

10:15-11:00: BELLA KATALIN (Budapest), Inflammable Roof and Odourless Coal: Traditional and Modern Inventions to Serve a City

11:00-11:45: CORNELIA MÜLLER (Zittau/Görlitz), Organizing the Chaos: How Firefighting Was Organised in the Towns of Bautzen, Görlitz and Löbau in the 17th and 18th Century

Coffee break

Session 6: Concluding Remarks
12:00-12:45: LILIANE HILAIRE-PÉREZ (Paris), Research Perspectives on Fire Management
in the Early Modern Age

Webex link available upon request (hybrid event)

Organised by: 
University of Neuchâtel, Gianenrico Bernasconi and Marco Storni

Venue

University of Neuchâtel, Room R.O.14
Espace Tilo-Frey 1
2000
Neuchâtel

Contact

Marco Storni

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Cost information

0.00 CHF