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.
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
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.
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.