Dr Raphaële Mouren

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Name:
Dr Raphaële Mouren
Qualifications:
Archiviste paléographe; Diplôme de conservateur des bibliothèques; Docteur en philologie grecque, Ecole pratique des hautes études, Paris Sorbonne
Position:
Reader in History of the Book and History of Libraries; Librarian, The Warburg Institute
Institute:
Warburg Institute
Location:
Woburn Square
Email address:
raphaele.mouren@sas.ac.uk
Website:
https://cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/raphaele-mouren

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Digital resources, Digitisation, Early Modern, History of the book, Library, Manuscript studies, Modern History , Palaeography, Typography
Research keywords:
History of Scholarship, Humanists and the transmission of Classics, The Republic of Letters, Cultural History of Florence (16th Century), History of Libraries (16th-20th Centuries), History of Librarians, History of the book in the Sixteenth Century (Continental Europe)
Regions:
Europe
Summary of research interests and expertise:

 Dr Raphaële Mouren is Reader in History of the Book and History of Libraries, University of London, and Librarian of the Warburg Institute; Deputy-Director, Centre Gabriel Naudé. Former student at Université de Provence (MA, Classics), at Ecole des chartes, Paris (archiviste paléographe) and École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques, Lyon (diplôme de conservateur des bibliothèques), fellow at the French School at Rome for 3 years, she received her DEA and PhD from Ecole pratique des hautes études, Sorbonne. Se has been awarded fellowships and grants from institutions such as the French School at Rome, the Newberry Library, The French Institute of History in Germany, the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Society for Renaissance Studies and région Rhône-Alpes. She is member of various funded-projects focused on the history of the book and libraries.

She was Head of the Department of Rare books and Special collections at Bibliothèque-Carré d’Art, Nîmes, Deputy Director of the Cité du livre–bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence and Senior Lecturer in modern and contemporary history, Director of the Centre Gabriel Naudé, at Enssib, Lyon.

Her main interests are the history of philology, the history of scholarship and the transmission of classics in the Sixteenth Century; the Republic of Letters; the history of the book and publishing and the relationship between humanists and publishers, mainly in Italy, France and the European humanist printers; the cultural history of Florence and Rome in the Sixteenth Century; the history of private libraries in the modern period. More recently, she has also supervised numerous dissertations on the history of libraries and librarians in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

In recent years she has teached the history of the book and libraries, the humanist book in early modern times, as well as management and care of documentary heritage in libraries.

Complete list of publications

 

Languages:
Spoken Written
Italian Fluent Fluent
Latin Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent
Other: Greek
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
25-Oct-2016 Bibliothèques et lecteurs dans l'Europe moderne (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles)

Edited Book

 dir. Gilles Bertrand, Anne Cayuela, Christian Del Vento et Raphaële Mouren, Genève, Droz, 2016 (Bibliothèque des Lumières)

03-Oct-2016 ‘La fabrique d’une bibliothèque au coeur de la République des Lettres: Piero Vettori, ses amis et ses livres’

Chapters

 ibid., p. 181-203.

13-Dec-2015 De la bibliothèque de Warburg à la bibliothèque Warburg : l’institutionnalisation d’une idée

 La revue de la BNU, 2015, p. 50-59.

01-Jan-2014 De l’autorité à la référence

Edited Book

 De l’autorité à la référence, ed. Isabelle Diu, Raphaële Mouren, Paris, École des chartes, 2014, with chapter ‘Auteur, autorité, référence dans le livre humaniste, XVe-XVIe siècles’, pp. 19-35;

01-Jan-2014 De peu assez: éditions lyonnaises du seizième siècle

Edited Book

 De peu assez: éditions lyonnaises du seizième siècle, ed. Martine Furno, Pascale Mounier and Raphaële Mouren, Revue de l’enssib, 2, 2014 with article ‘Concevoir et fabriquer un livre, une entre-prise collégiale autour de quelques éditions savantes’ (revue.enssib.fr); ‘Le patrimoine documentaire et la collaboration internationale: le rôle de l’IFLA’, in Patrimonio cultural documental: De la idea a la acción, dir. Daniel Sanabria, Madrid, Fundación Ciencias de la Documentación, 2014;

01-Jan-2014 ‘Éditer un livre humaniste: réseaux et solidarités, affaires de famille Florentines’, in Nouveaux aspects de la culture de l’imprimé, Questions et perspectives

 ‘Éditer un livre humaniste: réseaux et solidarités, affaires de famille Florentines’, in Nouveaux aspects de la culture de l’imprimé, Questions et perspectives (XVe-XVIIe siècles), dir. Grégoire Holtz, Genève, Droz, 2014, pp. 45-59;

01-Jan-2014 Anthropologie de l’auteur de la première modernité’, in Cinquante ans d’histoire du livre: De L’apparition du livre (1958) à 2008, bilan et perspective

Articles

 ‘Anthropologie de l’auteur de la première modernité’, in Cinquante ans d’histoire du livre: De L’apparition du livre (1958) à 2008, bilan et perspective, dir. Dominique Varry, Villeurbanne, Presses de l’enssib, 2014, pp. 156-170

01-Jan-2014 Stratégies auctoriales et éditoriales de dédicace: éditions lati¬nes et grecques au milieu du seizième siècle’, in Les pratiques latines de la dédicace

Articles

 ‘Stratégies auctoriales et éditoriales de dédicace: éditions latines et grecques au milieu du seizième siècle’, in Les pratiques latines de la dédicace, dir. Jean-Claude Julhe, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2014, pp. 561-578

01-Jan-2014 La place des humanistes dans les rééditions des auteurs antiques: stratégies éditoriales et titres trompeurs’, in Copier et contrefaire à la Renaissance: Faux et usage de faux,

Edited Book

 ‘La place des humanistes dans les rééditions des auteurs antiques: stratégies éditoriales et titres trompeurs’, in Copier et contrefaire à la Renaissance: Faux et usage de faux, ed. Colette Nativel et Pascale Mounier, Paris, Champion, 2014, pp. 327-346.

01-Jan-2013 L’histoire du livre au seizième siècle au regard des autres disciplines

Edited Book

  L’histoire du livre au seizième siècle au regard des autres disciplines, ed. Raphaële Mouren, Histoire et civilisation du livre, 9, 2013, pp. 49-169, with introduction pp. 51-52;

Publications available on SAS-space:

Date Details
Report on the state of UK-based research on Latin America and the Caribbean

PeerReviewed

This report looks at how the UK is responding to and engaging with new developments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It addresses in detail the importance of carrying out research on the LAC area, new developments affecting Latin American and Caribbean studies in the UK and the scope and patterns of the research being carried out. The size and composition of the research community are profiled, along with institutional affiliations and research concentrations. Findings are presented on the shifting institutional commitments to research into Latin America and the Caribbean and the challenges faced by the LAC research community, including trends in funding for LAC research, the impact of research assessment exercises and constraints on dissemination and publication.

Mar-2016 Review of Gregory T Cushman, Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History, (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

PeerReviewed

Apr-2016 Review of John Slater, Marı´aluz Lopez-Terrada and Jose´ Pardo-Tomas, eds, Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire, Ashgate: Farnham, 2014; 326 pp., 9 figures, 1 table; 9781472428134, £70.00 (hbk)

NonPeerReviewed

Nov-2018 Review of Before the Middle Passage: Translated Portuguese Manuscripts of Atlantic Slave Trading from West Africa to Iberian Territories, 1513–26, Ed. by Trevor P. Hall. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.

PeerReviewed

Oct-2016 Review of Crawford, The Andean Wonder Drug: Cinchona Bark and Imperial Science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800, for the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

PeerReviewed

Nov-2016 Review of The Black Doctors of Colonial Lima: Science, Race, and Writing in Colonial and Early Republican Peru. By José R. Jouve Martín.

NonPeerReviewed

Sep-2017 Review of García Loaeza, Pablo and Victoria L. Garrett eds. (2015) The Improbable Conquest: Sixteenth-Century Letters from the Río de la Plata. The Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA).

NonPeerReviewed

Apr-2018 Piety, beeswax and the Portuguese African slave trade to Lima, Peru, in the early colonial period

PeerReviewed

The demand for beeswax for liturgical and medicinal purposes in the Americas vastly increased with the arrival of the Spanish. However, the absence of bees in early colonial Peru meant that this demand could not be met locally so that beeswax and candles had to be imported. While some beeswax was imported from Spain and from other American regions, an alternative source emerged with the Portuguese slave trade from Senegambia where the product was abundant. Using the account books of one of the main slave traders to Peru, Manuel Bautista Pérez, this paper follows the trajectory of the beeswax from Senegambia to Lima, via Cartagena de Indias and the Panamanian isthmus. It reveals how the trade in an everyday product might link producers and consumers in distant regions and how it was dependent on social relationships, cultural values and ecological conditions that were geographically and historically contingent. It shows how the beeswax trade was inextricably linked to the operation of the Portuguese slave trade so that when Portugal lost the monopoly contract for the introduction of slaves to Spanish America in 1640, the beeswax trade from Africa evaporated despite ongoing demand and profitability. Subsequently Lima imported most of its beeswax from Europe or other American regions, but the operation and profitability of the trade continued to be influenced by the same factors that characterised the trade from Africa. Due the centrality of bees to the story, it reveals how animals may play an important role in history even if they are not regarded as active agents and their significance is circumscribed by humans.

Publications available on SAS-space

Additional Publications

Publications available in Senate House Libraries

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

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Biblyon, Book and Literature in Lyon in the 16th century

 convenors: Raphaële Mouren, Professor Michèle Clément (Université Lyon 2): Région Rhône-Alpes (projet Cible grant & PhD Fellowship), since 2012.

Bipram, Private libraries in the Modern Times

 The aim of the project is to build an online interface that will allow the electronic publication of inventories of Ancien Régime libraries. 

convenors: Raphaële Mouren, Professor Christian Del Vento (Université Paris 3), Professor Thomas Lebarbé (Université Grenoble 3):

  • Région Rhône-Alpes (projet Cible grant & PhD Fellowship 2012-2015);
  • Centre national de la recherché scientifique, Très grande infrastructure de recherche Huma-num annual grant 2013 and 2014.

The illustrated book in Lyon in the sixteenth century

 Convenors: Raphaële Mouren, Professor Richard Cooper (University of Oxford) and Pierre Guinard (public library, Lyon and Centre Gabriel Naudé)

Prepared together with the public library of Lyon, the Centre Gabriel Naudé, the Bodleian Library and the University of Oxford, the project was ranked 1st in the 2015 funding campaign of Equipex Biblissima (French Government ‘Investissements d’avenir’ project) and benefited in 2016 of a one-year academic assistant, based in Lyon, in charge of describing in the Warburg Institute Iconographic Database the illustrations printed in Lyonese books during the 16th century. An application has been submitted for the renewal of the project in 2017-2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Current PhD topics supervised:

Dates Details
From: 2016
Until:
Antonia Karaisl von Karais, 'Christian Wolff's Oeconomica methodo scientifica pertractata - Household Economics as the Foundation for the Welfare State?'

 Antonia Karaisl von Karais

From: 01-Oct-2017
Until:
Eleanor Greer, The Collection of Sir Richard Ellys (1682-1742) in the Context of Eighteenth-Century Book Collecting.

 supervisors Professor Jason Peacey (UCL) and Dr Raphaële Mouren

From: 01-Oct-2017
Until:
Jennifer Taylor, Emblematics of the Heroine in Charles Perrault’s Contes de fées

 Supervisors: Dr Raphaële Mouren and Dr Paul Taylor

From: 01-Jan-2019
Until:
Philip Roberts, Joost de Damhouder’s (1507-1581) illustrations and the role of images in early modern legal practice manuals.

 Supervisors: Dr Raphaële Mouren and Dr Paul Taylor

Past PhD topics supervised:

Dates Details
From: 01-Oct-2011
Until: 25-Sep-2018
Hélène Lannier, 'Benoît Lecourt, un juriste humaniste à Lyon dans les années 1530-1550'

 PhD funded by Région Rhône Alpes for 3 years as part of the project Biblyon, livre et littérature à Lyon au XVIe siècle.

Available for doctoral supervision: Yes

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
President, Association d'étude de la Renaissance, l'Humanisme et la Réforme Association for the Study of Renaissance, Humanism and Reform
IFLA, Rare Books and Special Collection section Librarians professional association
BiblioPat Librarians professional association
Deputy Director, Centre Gabriel Naudé EA 7286 Research Center
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