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 This program of events is provisional and subject to change.


Date & location

Kick-off meeting

Launch of DIGITENS project : presentation of the project and discussion over program of scientific event. Workshops to set up intersectoral collaborations (see program of meeting)


* February 7th & 8th in Brest at the Faculté des Lettres & Sciences Humaines (B001)

Cycle of talks:

Cultural Transfers in European, Colonial and Global Contexts (1650-1850): the Circulation of Models of Sociability

Conferences organized by the GIS Sociability. See program on website :


* 22 March 2019 (Paris)

* 5 April 2019 (Paris)

* 17 May 2019 (Paris)

Training on Digital Humanities (DIGITENS encyclopedia, Gallica, …)


International ConferenceSociable Spaces in the Long Eighteenth Century (1650-1850) from Present-day Perspectives. See call for papers and program of conference

* DIGITENS training : 22 May at UBO, Brest

* Conference: 23 & 24 May 2019 at UBO, Brest

DIGITENS Panel at ISECS conference (International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)

* Panel organized by DIGITENS members on “Enlightenment Identities”.

See website of ISECS:

* 14-19 July at Edinburgh, UK.

Fête de la Science - Topic: "Raconter la science, imaginer l'avenir"

* Presentation of DIGITENS objectives for general public, students and pupils through games, writing workshops, … For more info, click here.

* 10 - 13 October 2019 in Brest

Village des Sciences, Le Quartz


GIS cycle of talks

Cultural Transfers in European, Colonial and Global Contexts (1650-1850): the Circulation of Models of Sociability

Three autumn/winter talks are scheduled on Fridays from 17h30 to 19h30 with the possibility of a guided tour of the museum before the talk.

Friday, October 11, 2019: Sociability & material culture

Ariane FENNETAUX (Université de Paris) : « Lorgnettes, boîtes à priser et étuis : sociabilité de poche au XVIIIe siècle »

Friday, November 22, 2019: Sociability & the art market

Patrick MICHEL (Université de Lille) : « Le cabinet du collectionneur au XVIIIe siècle : espace de l’échange, de la circulation des idées, des savoirs et des objets »

Friday, December 13, 2019: Sociability & celebrity

Antoine LILTI (EHESS) : « De la sociabilité à la célébrité : l’espace public des Lumières »

Brian COWAN (Mc Gill University): “Histories of Fame and Celebrity in Early Modern Perspective” Conférence en anglais

For more information, visit the GIS Sociability website





* 11 October 2019, Musée Cognacq-Jay


* 22 November 2019, Musée Cognacq-Jay


* 13 December 2019, Musée Cognacq-Jay


Rencontres de Gallica at TNA

Presentation by Isabelle Breuil (digital mediation, BnF) of the digitized collection of papers and records 'Les Archives de la Bastille'

Presentation by Isabelle Breuil (digital mediation, BnF) of the Gallica collection of eighteenth-century wallpapers and printed textiles

* 10 October 2019, TNA


* 15 October 2019, TNA


Workshop at BNF on “Epistolary Friendships in Eighteenth-century Europe”

* Workshop with scholars and curators on theme of epistolary friendship and preparation of the 2021 exhibition at the Musée Cognacq Jay (MCJ 2021 exhibition) / Presentation of collections of interest

For more information on the program of the workshop, click here

* 20 November 2019 at BNF, Paris



 DIGITENS / GIS end-of-the-year meeting

* 12 & 13 December 2019