conference proceedings - Laperouse


Conference papers

Burning Islanders and Monuments of Easter Island, Duchy of Vancy, 1785 © Musée national de la Marine


Laperouse and French explorers of the Pacific, discoveries and scientific knowledge spaces
(1760 -1840)


As part of the exhibition Laperouse mystery Navy National Museum, organized the 17 and 18 2008 October, an international conference devoted to large French expeditions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Bougainville at Dumont d'Urville, in The pacific.

The scientific, political and commercial circumnavigation of these campaigns have been studied in the light of issues
Strategic and International time. Researchers and experts from various backgrounds have prepared the statement of scientific research.


  • By Etienne Taillemite

Travel Bougainville and La Perouse, Comparison Test

  • Against Admiral François Bellec

Good use of the legacy of Charles Quint.

  • By Alain Morgat

Disagreements cordial relations between naval officers and scientists in the French voyages of discovery of the eighteenth century.

  • By Isabelle Grégor

Bougainville traveler-philosopher versatile model or single traveler? Between sincerity and artifice of the logbook to travel around the world.

  • By Bertrand Daugeron

Side Cabinet: escheat of Oceania in French collections.

  • Odile Gannier

In the shadow of the great journeys: Dealer log legitimization efforts (1790-1792).

  • By Elsa Brander

Portraying Otherness - The Representation of Tasmania in the late eighteenth century (1791-1794).

  • By Margaret Sankey

The construction of scientific knowledge of the Baudin expedition: scholars and officers newspapers

  • By Françoise Ternant-Pinguet

Confrontation of the story of Bougainville "travel around the world" and his log

  • By John Patrick Greene

The perception of the native object: a key discovery for shipping Laperouse

  • By Claude Stefani

Lesson Two brothers, two Rochefort, members of the Naval Health staff, actors and witnesses of Pacific exploration

  • By Jean-Philippe Zanco

The forgotten legacy of Dumont d'Urville and Pacific explorers Rocquemaurel Gaston travel, 1837-1854.

  • By Matthieu Desachy

"If in enguet tan len that cambiat fusguèt in brounzo and we brounzo Tournet" The Albigensian lapérousienne versions of the Vulgate (1826 - 1941).

  • By Vincent Guigueno

"We are not newcomers to these seas" Centennial Laperouse and French presence in the Pacific (1879-89).


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