Stockland, Pierre-Etienne

Field: Early Modern Europe; Advisor: Smith; Year: 2010

My dissertation, Insects, Anthropogenic Change, and Rural Environments in the Global French Enlightenment examined the place of useful insects and insect pests in the agrarian and urban environments of France and its colonies between c. 1670 -1830. My current research focuses on eighteenth-century rural-urban trade networks in Lower Languedoc, and in particular on the economic relationship between the cities of the region and the scrubland environments known as garrigues. I am currently living in Montpellier, France and I teach at Lycée Privé La Merci-Littoral. 


Book Chapters

"Fighting the Angoumois Grain Moth: Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) and the Problem of Insect Pests in Ancien Régime France," in Leen van Molle and Yves Segers Knowledge networks in Rural Europe since 1700. Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 2018 (accepted for publication)

"Les savants travaillent la Terre: Le réseau agronomique de Jean-François Séguier," in Emmanuelle Chapron and François Pugnière (eds.) Savoirs à l'oeuvre, savants au travail: Séguier et ses correspondants.  Paris: Éditions Classiques Garnier, 2018. (accepted for publication)

Etienne Stockland and Sylvain Olivier. "Agronomie, pouvoirs et sociétés en Europe occidentale (XVe-XVIIIe siècle)," in Jean-Marc Olivier (ed.) Sciences, Techniques, Pouvoirs et Sociétés du XVIe siècle au XVIIIe siècle. Paris: Éditions Éllipses, September 2016.

"Why was Britain First?" in Jeff Horn (ed.) The Industrial Revolution: History, Documents and Key Questions (ABC-CLIO: Fall 2016).


"Le kermes dans la garrigue Languedocienne: ceuillette, commerce et communaux," Société d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine de Nîmes et du Gard (March 2019) (invited contribution)

"Patriotic Natural History and Sericultural Reform in the French Enlightenment (1730-1770)," Archives of Natural History (April 2017). (Awarded William T. Stearn Essay Prize from the Society for the History of Natural History)

“Policing the Oeconomy of Nature: The oiseau martin as an Instrument of Oeconomic Management in the Eighteenth-Century French Maritime World" History and Technology. Practicing ‘Oeconomy’ during the late Eighteenth-century, edited by Lissa Roberts. 30 (2014): 207-231.

“La Guerre aux Insectes: Pest Control and Agricultural Reform in the French Enlightenment,” Annals of Science 70 (septembre 2013): 1-26.(Awarded Annals of Science Best Paper Prize)

Book Reviews

"The Substance of Modernity: Food and the Alimentary Sciences in Eighteenth-Century France," La Vie des Idées Dossier: "À Table! Alimentation et sciences sociales." (février 2015)

Book Review The Devil a New Biography, Phillip Almond (I.B. Tauris, 2014) The Immanent Frame: Secularism, religion and the public sphere (novembre 2014)

Recent Conference Presentations

"Le kermes dans la garrigue Languedocienne: ceuillette, commerce et communaux," Société d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine de Nîmes et du Gard, Nîmes, December 16, 2017 (invited talk)

"La culture de l'oignon, son commerce et sa consommation dans le monde rural bas-languedocien à l'époque moderne," Alimentation et monde rural, évolutions, innovations, continuités du Moyen Âge aux années 1970, Université de Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont Ferrand, October 10, 2017

"Les savants travaillent la terre: le réseau agronomique de Jean-François Séguier." Colloque Savants à l'oeuvre, savoirs en travail. Jean-François Séguier et ses correspondants (1703-1784). Université Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, 18-19 Novembre, 2016. (invited talk)

"From Petite Chimie to Industrial Chemistry: Insecticides from the Ancien Régime to the Restoration Period (1750-1830)." Early Science and Medicine Seminar, Cambridge University, Cambridge UK, November 15  (invited talk)

"Policing the Oeconomy of Nature: The oiseau martin as an instrument of oeconomic management in the eighteenth-century French Maritime world," Rural History Conference [EURHO], Girona, Spain September 7-10 2015

"Reconstructing Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau's Entomological Network," Rural Networks in Early Modern Europe since 1700, Catholic University of Leuven, August 26-28 2014

“La Guerre aux Insectes”: Pest Control and Agricultural Reform in the French Enlightenment,” presented at the “History of Science from Below Conference,” Université du Maine, Le Mans, France, June 5-7 2013.