Élie Bouhéreau and the World of the Huguenots Marsh’s Library, Dublin, Ireland 15, 16 & 17 November 2019

Élie Bouhéreau and the World of the Huguenots

Marsh’s Library, Dublin, Ireland

15, 16 & 17 November 2019

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Day 1: Friday, 15 November 2019

10.00 – 10.30     Introduction: An overview of Élie Bouhéreau’s books, letters and manuscripts by Professor Jean-Paul Pittion (Tours) and Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library).

10.30 – 12.00     Session 1. ‘La culture des Huguenots avant la révocation’

Tucker, Dr Jameson (Exeter, UK), ‘Going away to school? Huguenot exiles in the sixteenth century’.

Georgakakis, Dr Panagiotis (St Andrews, UK), ‘The case of the Huguenot gazettes in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic.’

Hoareau, Dr Muriel (La Rochelle, France), ‘Thomas Vautrollier et Jérôme Haultin, deux imprimeurs huguenots installés à Londres avant l’Edit de Nantes.’

13.00 – 14.30     Session 2. ‘Élie Bouhéreau as diarist and accountant’

Prendergast, Dr Amy (TCD, Ireland), ‘Diplomatic sociability and domestic sorrows: encounters with public and private women in the diary of Élie Bouhéreau.’

McGrath, Professor Ivar (UCD, Ireland), ‘The financial accounts of Élie Bouhéreau.’

15.00 – 16.30     Session 3. ‘Huguenots in Ireland’

Jones-McAuley, Ms Eleanor (TCD, Ireland), ‘Battle cries and exile songs: Psalm-singing in Dublin’s Huguenot community in the eighteenth century.’

Naeve, Dr Catherine (New Jersey, USA), ‘Huguenot identity and the Protestant Ascendancy.’

Léoutre, Dr Marie (Marsh’s Library, Ireland), ‘“Pour my Lord Galway”: Élie Bouhéreau as agent to the lord justice of Ireland.’

16.30 – 15.30.    Session 4. ‘Identities and Memory’.

Schmid, Mr Philippe (University of St Andrews, UK), ‘L’illustre nom que vous portez: memory and civility in the Beausobre family.’

Hylton, Professor Raymond (Virginia USA), ‘The nagging question of identity: the perils of delineating a Huguenot “Corps du Refuge”, 1662-1720.

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Day 2: Saturday 16 November

9.30 – 11.00        Session 5. ‘Bouhéreau’s creative reading and writing’.

McKee, Dr Jane (Derry/Londonderry, UK), ‘Élie Bouhéreau and Protestant poetry.’

Humble, Professor Noreen (Calgary, Canada), ‘The lost notebooks of Élie Bouhéreau.’

11.30 – 13.00     Session 6. ‘A significant friendship: Bouhéreau and Tessereau’

Van der Linden, Professor David (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), ‘Between record and history: Abraham Tessereau’s unpublished memoirs on Huguenot persecution.’

Whelan, Professor Ruth (NUIM, Ireland), ‘Pro amico: the letters of Abraham Tessereau to Élie Bouhéreau.’

14.00 – 15.30     Session 7. ‘Push and pull factors for exile’.

Stanwood, Professor Owen (Boston, USA), ‘From Germany to America: the Huguenot colonial vision.’

Kaennel, Dr Lucie (Paris, France), ‘Communauté de destin des Juifs et des Huguenots dans la “Grande Arche des Fugitifs”.’

Marty, Dr Philippe & Potron de Xaintrailles, Professor Didier (France), ‘Les chemins de l’exil pour les Huguenots de l’ouest de la France, 1680-1715.’

16.00 – 17.30     Session 8: ‘The importance of Saumur’.  

Pittion, Professor Jean-Paul (Tour, France), ‘Élie Bouhéreau et l’académie de Saumur: une éducation protestante.’

Kemp, Professor Geoff (Auckland, New Zealand), ‘John Locke and Élie Bouhéreau.’

18.00 – 19.30     Book Launch and Reception

The French Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mr Stéphane Crouzat, will launch The Diary and Financial Accounts of Élie Bouhéreau in the Lady Chapel of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Edited by Marie Léoutre, Jane McKee, Jean-Paul Pittion and Amy Prendergast, this book is published by the Irish Manuscripts Commission.

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Day 3: Sunday 17 November

10.00 – 11.30     Session 9. ‘Sources and Identities’

Anderson, Dr Alexandra (Sheffield, UK), ‘Paul de Rapin-Thoyras: the impartial historian and Huguenot identity.’

Drouin, Ms Lucie (Strathclyde, UK), ‘Beyond diaries: researching the French Huguenots’ exile and understanding their diaspora through primary sources.’

11.45 – 13.15     Session 10. ‘European Networks: Books, Libraries and Coffee Houses’

Blom, Dr Helwi (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), ‘« Patrie portable » ou « débris » d’un passé révolu: la bibliothèque de Charenton au refuge hollandaise.’

Pinault, Mr Pierre-Louis (Paris, France), ‘Les livres d’un huguenot messin exilé à Berlin: La bibliothèque de Jacob Le Duchat (1658-1735).’

Watts, Dr Diane (UK), ‘Pierre Des Maizeaux and the Rainbow Circle.’

14.15 – 15.15     Next Steps : Discussion about building an international network of scholars who aim to make applications for research funding on Bouhéreau, his books and manuscripts, and/or his wider cultural milieu.

15.15 – 15.30     Concluding Remarks: by Professor Jean-Paul Pittion (Tours, France).


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