CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION: Centre Scientifique de l’Académie Polonaise des Sciences in Paris – 74, rue Lauriston Paris 75016

October 20-21, 2016

 Life sciences: imagination and scientific discourse (late 18th – 19th centuries)

Thursday October 20 – 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Opening – 9:30 a.m.

Professor Marek Więckowski, director of the Académie polonaise des Sciences in Paris

Professor Miroslaw Loba, Adam Mickiewicz University

Professor Gisèle Séginger, Paris-Est University and Institut Universitaire de France

SCIENTIFIC IMAGINATION AND SPIRITUALIST issues – 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Chair: Gisèle Séginger

Mirosław Loba (Adam Mickiewicz University – Poznań)

"Vitalism : between science et morality"

Marta Sukiennicka (Adam Mickiewicz University – Poznań)

"Imagination in Charles Bonnet’s scientific writings"

Bénédicte Percheron (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)

"Louis Figuier’s La Terre avant le déluge : aesthetic and spiritualist issues"

Thursday 20 october  – 14:30 p.m. – 17:30 p.m.

strategies and debates: the ambiguities of scientific writing

Chair: Michael Soubbotnik

Barbara Łuczak (Adam Mickiewicz University)

"Transmitting knowledge and training the mind : botany for women in the Bibliothèque universelle des dames"

Wojciech Sawala (Adam Mickiewicz University)

"Franz Joseph Gall : autobiography and bio-politics"

Patrycja Tomczak (Adam Mickiewicz University)

"Regio Gigantum : three naturalists (Darwin, d'Orbiny, Domeyko) in Patagonia"

Carmen Husti (Paris-Est University)

"Georges Pouchet’s La pluralité des races humaines : imagination in scientific discourse"

Friday October 21 - 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Metaphors and models

Chair: Mirosław Loba

Gisèle SÉGINGER (Paris-Est University and Institut Universitaire de France)

"Quinet’s La Création : scientific and historic writing"

Azélie Fayolle (Paris-Est University)

"Claude Bernard’s living machine"

Michael Soubbotnik (Paris-Est University)

"Birth of the tree: from Darwin’s early Notebooks to the closing paragraph of the Origin of Species"

Friday October 21 – 14:00 p.m. -18:30 p.m.

Between observation and poetic reverie : the scientific wonders

Chair:  Patrycja Tomczak

Juliette Azoulai (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)

"Living light: naturalistic discourse on the phosphorescence of the sea in the 19th century"

Yohann ringuede (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)

"Imagination and observation : Jean-Henri Fabre’s Souvenirs entomologiques"

Amazing science (exhibition)

16.00 p.m. -18:30 p.m.

Claude ECKEN (writer)

"Science in fiction: a creative presentation"

Claire LISSALDE (Curator of the exhibition and INSERM audiovisual department director).

Guided tour of the Amazing science exhibition

 

Organization and coordination : Gisèle Séginger: gisele.seginger@u-pem.fr

 

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