Café Scientifique

A new lecture series in French organised by the Maison Française and the Alliance Française d'Oxford

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This new joint project will give the opportunity to some of our researchers to discuss with the general public the topics they've been working on.The conferences will allow the public to become familiar with highly relevant research topics in the History of Science, Literature and Politics.


On Friday 30 April, Judith Rainhorn will give the first talk of the series in French on 'Quand la peinture devient un poison : la céruse, les inventeurs et l’état, 19e-20e siècle' (When paint becomes a poison: white lead, inventors and the State, 19th-20th centuries).


Judith Rainhorn is Professor in Modern History at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Centre d’histoire sociale des mondes contemporains) and a MFO researcher in History and History of Science. For this first 'Café Scientifique' she will give a short conference in French on the history of white lead and explain the consequences of its use on human health.
She will discuss the matter with the public and answer their questions too.


To attend, please register here: