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Eighteenth-Century France and Beyond: New Cultural Histories

A Conference in Honor of Dena Goodman

Portrait of Marie-Antoinette of Austria by Jean-Baptiste André Gautier d'Agoty, 1775 Portrait of Marie-Antoinette of Austria by Jean-Baptiste André Gautier d'Agoty, 1775
Portrait of Marie-Antoinette of Austria by Jean-Baptiste André Gautier d'Agoty, 1775
This conference on “The Cultural History of France and the World” will bring together current and former students of Dena Goodman’s in her honor. These interdisciplinary scholars build on the foundations of cultural history while also defining and embracing new historical
questions in ways that keep gender, race, sexuality, and cultural practice at the core of their research. This conference will feature papers that centralize the margins of the French empire; foreground interpersonal relationships in the process of artistic, intellectual, and cultural production; and position science as an integral part of politics, culture, and society, including historical practice.

The conference will feature the research of current University of Michigan students working in these areas as well as former students engaging in interdisciplinary historical scholarship on French cultural history. Michigan faculty will chair each session. Dena Goodman, one of the most innovative historians in this field, will provide closing remarks for the conference.

Former Michigan Students:
Danna Agmon, Virginia Tech University (Michigan History and Anthropology Ph.D., 2011)
Steve Auerbach, Georgia College and State University (Michigan B.A., 1991; LSU History
Ph.D., 1999)
Katie Cangany, Notre Dame University (Michigan History Ph.D., 2009)
Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago (Michigan History and Anthropology Ph.D., 2003)
Alison DeSimone, University of Missouri-Kansas City (Michigan Musicology Ph.D., 2013
Jonathan Eacott, University of California, Riverside (Michigan History Ph.D., 2008
Jessica Fripp, Texas Christian University (Michigan Art History Ph.D., 2012)
Robert Kruckeburg, Troy University (Michigan History Ph.D., 2009)
Jennifer L. Palmer, University of Georgia (Michigan History and Women’s Studies Ph.D., 2008)
Natalie Rothman, University of Toronto, Scarborough (Michigan History and Anthropology
Ph.D., 2006)
Sean Takats, George Mason University (Michigan History Ph.D., 2007)
Ying Zhang, Ohio State University (Michigan History and Women's Studies Ph.D., 2010)

Current Michigan Students:
Haley Bowen, University of Michigan (Doctoral Student, History)
John Finkelberg, University of Michigan (Doctoral Candidate, History)
Courtney Wilder, University of Michigan (Doctoral Candidate, Art History)

Michigan Faculty:
Joshua Cole, History
David Hancock, History
Peggy McCracken, Romance Languages and Women’s Studies
Bill Paulson, Romance Languages
David Porter, English and Comparative Literature
Susan Siegfried, Art History and Women’s Studies
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