Job experiences

Manager of the research blog Hypothèses History of Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe.

Job experience

Since the 28th October 2019: European Projects Follow-up (administrative position at the Grant Office) at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris.

2018-2019 : Temporary teaching, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7.

2015-2017 : Temporary teaching and research position (ATER) in medieval history, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7.

2012-2015 : Recipient doctoral student of the l’École Doctorale Économies, Espaces, Sociétés, Civilisations (ED 382) at the Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, laboratory ICT (Identités, Cultures et Territoires, EA 337) in medieval history under the supervision of Didier Lett (Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7).

Entitled “‘Ad obsequium divinum inhabilem’ The Recognition of the disabled person’s condition by the Papal Chancery (12th-14th century)”, my dissertation seeks to question the integration of disabled persons into the clergy and the secular society, but also the utility that the Church withdraws from going against the laws it has enacted. Documents from Vatican Archives’ petition and letter registers, between norms and practices, allow researchers to see how the disabled person, whether cleric or secular, relies on the institution of which she is part to frame her life – and, conversely, to capture the gaze of the institution on these people.

2010-2012 : Research master History – history of art, Antiquity – Middle Ages, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III. Dissertation on Les clercs handicapés et infirmes au xiiie siècle, à travers les lettres de dispense d’Innocent III (1198-1216) et de Boniface VIII (1294-1303), defended in front of Julien Théry and Daniel Le Blévec.

Integration in international networks

Co-funder (with Gildas Brégain) of the Network of French-speaking researchers on history of disability and deafness.

Associate member of the research group Homo debilis. Dis/ability in Pre-Modern Societies, Bremen University.

Member of the network « Jeunes chercheurs Handicap(s) et Sociétés, Programme Handicaps et Sociétés », EHESS, Paris.

Mentee of the American Historical Association Committee on Disability, Disability History Mentorship program (mentor : Catherine Kudlick).

Organisation and coordination of scientific works

  • Co-organisation of the monthly seminar “Construire une histoire du handicap et de la surdité au travers des siècles” (Building a history of disability and deafness through the centuries) with Gildas Brégain (Rennes, CNRS) (2021-2022) ;
  • Help in the organisation of the seminar “corps empêchés” (impaired bodies) in Angers in the framework of the ANR Fil_IAM of Carole Avignon (2020-2021) ;
  • Presentation of the last works of Henri-Jacques Stiker around a meeting with the author, « Anthropologie et histoire du handicap », Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, 22 March 2017 ;
  • Workshop Utiliser l’Histoire : regards croisés sur la discipline historique, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, 21 September 2015 (with Maria Podzorova) ;
  • Workshop Habiter : lieux de vie et façons de vivre. Une approche pluridisciplinaire du quotidien, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, 22 September 2014 (with Delphine Piétu and Maria Podzorova) ;
  • Conducting a survey of students enrolled in the first year of the degree in history and their representations of medieval and contemporary history, presented at the General Assembly of the Department of History, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, 20 February 2014 (with Delphine Piétu).

Outreach activities

  • Promotion of open science and research, by the production and responsible distribution of research datasets: Excel database downloadable online on my personal website.
  • Academic dissemination Skills (writing of an on-line section on “handicap” (disability) for undergraduate, graduate students and scholars on the French website Menestrel).
  • Implication in outreach Activities (Blog’s article on the physical and mental disability in the Middle Ages and its representation in the TV-show Game of Thrones on the blog “Actuel Moyen Âge” (Lived Middle Ages), 20 June 2019).
  • Participation in the “en direct du labo” (live from the lab) Twitter account to write threads about medieval disability and my research (audience 644,000), May 2019.

Formations

Fellow of the French School of Rome, November 2014 ; April 2016 ; April 2017;

Workshop Histoire et informatique, Textométrie des sources historiques, organised by the French School of Rome, Rome, 2-6 June 2014 ;

Training course in medieval diplomacy organized by the GDR (research group) 3177 “Diplomatique”, CNRS, in the National archives, Paris, 26-28 mars 2014.