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Biography

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the History and Civilization Department of the European University Institute in Florence since 2017. For my thesis, I research the market of Lyonnais silks in Italy in the 18th century. I look at the network, the commercial practices and strategies of the Lyonnais merchant manufacturers to reach foreign consumers. I also analyse the consumption of these silks to assess the place of French fashion in the peninsula.

I hold a Bachelor degree (3 years) and a Master degree (2 years) in History of Art from the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, France. I also graduated with a Master of Research (1 year) in History of Art from the University of Glasgow, UK, where I was able to follow a training in dress and textile history. My work was devoted to the silk furnishing of the French Royal Household in the 18th century with an emphasis on the suppliers involved. I particularly focused on the merchant manufacturers from the city of Lyon, investigating their place within the city’s manufacture and social environment.

At the EUI, I am co-founder and co-organiser of the Visual and Material History Working Group. I am also co-founder, and was for 3 years member of the board of the PhD researcher’s organisation GRHAM in Paris. Finally, I am also associated member of the research programme “Garde-Meuble en Europe” organised by the Mobilier National and Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris.


Talks

November 2018: Symposium “Académies d’art et mondes sociaux (1740-1805)”, Rouen, organised by the ACA-RES research programme.

May 2018: Conference “Fashioning the Early Modern Courtier”, St John’s College, University of Cambridge.

March 2018:  Joint Uppsala University-EUI Workshop, European University
Institute, Florence.

December 2015: Workshop “Design in Translation: Joubert de l’Hiberderie and Le Dessinateur pour les Etoffes d’Or, d’Argent et de Soie”, London, organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

 

Work Experience                                            

October-November 2016: Archive research work for the estate of Friar Park, Henley-on-Thames.

November 2014 – April 2015: Internship in the Documentation Department of the Musée des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

June-July 2013: Internship in the Documentation Department of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

August 2012: Internship in the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris.