Fennetaux Ariane

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Research themes

  • 18th-century material culture
  • dress and textiles
  • pockets
  • global history
  • recycling

Current Project

  • I am currently working on eighteenth-century material culture in a global context.
  • I am the principal instigator of the Global Matters research project which studies global material circulations and the history of techniques. The project is jointly supported by LARCA, CRCAO, ICT, SPHERES and LIED and aimed at the launch of a collection in Brepols editions. Collaboration with museums and their curators and Paris Diderot video studio led to a series of short outreach videos giving insights into aspects of the research.

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Education and Academic Positions:

  • 1994, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Fontenay St Cloud, English
  • 1997, Agregation
  • 2000, MA. Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Thesis title: Addressing Undress.
  • 2006, Ph.D., Université Paris Diderot. Dissertation Title: ‘Such Stuff as Privacy is Made On’: L’Intimité et les objets en Grande Bretagne au 18ème siècle.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Research Supervision:

  • material culture
  • decorative arts
  • dress, textile and fashion
  • social and cultural history 16th-19th century
  • couverture
    The Pocket A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, 1660–1900 Date de publication : 28/05/2019
  • couverture
    The Afterlife of Used Things Recycling in the Long Eighteenth Century Date de publication : 23/10/2014
  • « ‘Je me suis fait faire cette indienne-ci’: Le tour du monde en robe de chambre”, in Aziza Gril-Mariotte éd. L’Étoffe de ma garde robe Indiennes, toiles peintes, toiles de Jouy dans la mode du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours, catalogue d’exposition (Musée de la toile de Jouy, 8 octobre 2019- 23 février 2020). Jouy en Josas et Milan: SilvanaEditoriale, 2019, pp. 46-55.
  • ‘Paper, Ceramics and Textiles: Eurasia Cross-Media Fertilisation of Motifs and Techniques’, in Intermediality and the Circulation of Knowledge in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Peter Wagner. Trier: Wissenchaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2019, pp. 203-219.
  • ‘Birds of a Feather. Alexander McQueen’s Cabinet of Victorian Curiosities’, in Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens n°88, Automne 2018.
  • ‘Pockets, Female Consumption & Sociability in 18th and 19th century Britain’, in Consumer Culture and Sociability in the Long Eighteenth Century Shinobu Majima, Hiroki Shin & Satomi Ohashi éds.Tokyo : Gakushuin University, 2018, pp. 86-94.
  • ‘L’Empire des sens: sensualité, significations et circulations de la nouvelle culture matérielle’, RSEEA XVII-XVIII [En ligne], 74. Mis en ligne le 31 dec. 2017. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/1718/900
  • ‘Transitional Pandoras: Dolls in the Long 18th century’, in Childhood by Design: Toys and the Material Culture of Childhood, ed by Megan Brandow-Faller. London: Bloomsbury, 2018, pp. 47-66.
  • “Les poches ou la voie/voix moyenne : pratiques et valeurs de la middling sort britannique au 18ème siècle”. RSEEA 17-18 n°72, 2015, pp. 129-150.
  • Women, Fashion & Sentiment: Mourning Jewellery in Britain c.1800” in Women and Death, Maureen Goggin & Beth Fowkes Tobin, eds. Ashgate, 2014, pp. 27-50.