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Dr Renaud Morieux

Dr  Renaud Morieux

Senior Lecturer in British History

Fellow of Jesus College

Director of Graduate Training, Faculty of History

[For DGT-related business, please contact me at: dgt@hist.cam.ac.uk]

Jesus College
Cambridge CB5 8BL

Office Phone: 01223339495

Biography:

I joined the Faculty of History in 2011. I was previously a Maître de Conférences (Associate Professor) in Modern History at University of Lille (2006-2011).

I studied History at Ecole Normale Supérieure and University Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne, and after achieving the Agrégation d'Histoire, did my PhD at University of Lille. I was a Chevening Scholar at University College, London in 2000-1, and completed my doctorate in 2005.

In 2014 I was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for History.

Between March and May 2017 I was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for History and Economics (Harvard)

 

Other affiliations:

Associate Research Fellow, Joint Centre for History and Economics (Cambridge) http://www.histecon.magd.cam.ac.uk/

Associate Research Fellow (Chercheur associé), Centre de Recherches Historiques, EHESS (Paris) http://crh.ehess.fr/index.php?1977

 

Editorial responsibilities:

Eighteenth-Century Studies (Advisory Board): https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth-century_studies/

Past & Present (Editorial Board): https://academic.oup.com/past

Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (International Editorial Committee): https://www.cairn.info/revue-d-histoire-moderne-et-contemporaine.htm

Studies in the Eighteenth Century [book series], editor: https://boydellandbrewer.com/bb-authors-studies-in-the-eighteenth-century 

Departments and Institutes

Jesus College:

Research Interests

I work on the history of Franco-British relations in the 'long' eighteenth century, with a focus on transnational exchanges. My wider research interests lay in the fields of oceanic history, maritime borders and identities.

A revised edition of my first book, published in French in 2008, was published in March 2016 with Cambridge University Press: The Channel. England, France and the Construction of a Maritime Border in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories series): http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/european-history-after-1450/channel-england-france-and-construction-maritime-border-eighteenth-century

The Channel won the 2017 Leon Gorshoy Award awarded by the American Historical Association for 'the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history'.

I am currently finishing a book (for Oxford University Press, Past & Present Series) which explores British and French concepts and experiences of war captivity in the long eighteenth century, on a global scale. I am also interested in the early history of customary international law. 

At the Center for History and Economics, I am one of the coordinators of the project Cordial Exchanges: Britain and France in the World since 1700:

http://www.histecon.magd.cam.ac.uk/research/cordial-exchanges/index.html

Research Supervision

Supervisions

Dissertation topics on eighteenth-century British and / or French history.

 

I am currently supervising the following PhD dissertations:

- Sara Caputo on The British Navy as a Transnational Institution during the Napoleonic Wars. 

- Callum Easton on The 1797 Naval Mutinies at Spithead and the Nore [collaborative doctoral studentship with the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich) and The National Archives]

- Ben Gilding on The British Empire and the Regulation of the East India Company (1773-1784).

- Christophe Gillain on French Exiles in the World (c. 1640-1770)

- Annalise Higgins on Interoceanic Canals and International Order (c. 1850-1920)

- Aoife O'Leary McNeice on International Philanthropy and the Great Irish Famine

 

Past PhD dissertations

- Callie Wilkinson on The British East India Company Residents at Indian Princely Courts (1793-1818). (Completed 2017)

Teaching

Together with Lawrence Klein, I run the Eighteenth-Century seminar:

http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/seminars/seminars-list/the-eighteenth-century-seminar-1

Keywords

  • Economic, Social History
  • Imperial History
  • Modern British History
  • Early Modern History
  • International History
  • British social history c.1600-1850

Key Publications

Books

Une mer pour deux royaumes. La Manche, frontière franco-anglaise XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2008). Winner of the 'Mémoires de la Mer' book prize 2009. 

 

The Channel. England, France and the Construction of a Maritime Border in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2016). 

Winner of the 2017 AHA Leo Gershoy Award.

Shortlisted for the 2017 Kenshur Prize (best book in eighteenth-century studies, Indiana Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies).

Shortlisted for the 2017 Anderson Medal (Society for Nautical Research).

Reviewed in American Historical Review, English Historical Review, History Today, H-Soz-u-Kult (German), International Journal of Maritime History, Journal of British Studies, Times Higher Education.

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Editor (with Alain Cabantous, Jean-Luc Chappey, Nathalie Richard, François Walter), Mers et montagnes dans la culture européenne XVIe-XIXe siècles (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2011).

Editor (with Jean-Pierre Jessenne and Pascal Dupuy), Négocier avec l’ennemi. Les traités franco-britanniques et les relations entre les peuples de Louis XIV à Napoléon (Paris: Presses de la Société des Etudes Robespierristes, 2008).

Articles

- 'Mer de la Manche: canal ou fossé?', in Christophe Charle and Daniel Roche (eds), L'Europe. Encyclopédie historique (Arles: Actes Sud, 2018), pp. 144-47.

- 'Indigenous Comparisons', in John H. Arnold, Matthew Hilton, and Jan Rüger (eds), History after Hobsbawm. Writing the Past for the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. 50-75.

- 'Le dilemme de la sentinelle. Droit de la guerre et droits des prisonniers de guerre en Grande-Bretagne au dix-huitième siècle', Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, 64-2 (April-June 2017), pp. 39-67.

'1662: Dunkerque, nid d'espions', in Patrick Boucheron (dir.), Histoire mondiale de la France (Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2017).

- 'Le monde du silence. Les savoirs de l'espace maritime en question (XVIIe-XIXe siècles)', in Isabelle Brian, Hervé Drévillon (ed.), Le lieu et le moment. Mélanges en l'honneur d'Alain Cabantous (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 2015), pp. 153-67.

‘Anglo-French Fishing disputes and Maritime Boundaries in the North Atlantic (1700-1850)’, in Peter Mancall, Carole Shammas, (ed.), Governing the Sea in the Early Modern Era (Los Angeles: Huntingdon Library Press, 2015), pp. 41-75.

- ‘Patriotisme humanitaire et prisonniers de guerre en France et en Angleterre pendant la Révolution française et l’Empire’, in Laurent Bourquin et al., eds., La politique par les armes. Conflits internationaux et politisation, XVeXIXe siècles (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes (2014), pp. 301-16.

- 'French prisoners of war, conflicts of honour and social inversions in England, 1744-1783', Historical Journal, 56/1 (2013), pp. 55-88. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8827345&fileId=S0018246X12000544

- 'Le littoral comme frontière. Les représentations historiques de la profondeur spatiale du rivage dans la France de l'époque moderne", in Coline Perrin (études réunies par), Un littoral sans nature? L'avenir de la Méditerranée face à l'urbanisation (Rome: Ecole française de Rome, 2013), pp. 10-11.

- ' "Tota la mar és la mateixda hidra". Aproximacions historiques comparades de les fronteres liquides (segles XVII-XIX)', in Òscar Jané i Eric Forcada, eds., L'Afrontera. De la dominació a l'art de transgredir (Cataroroja / Figueres / Perpinya: 2011), pp. 171-85.

-‘Les nations et les intérêts. Les manufacturiers, les institutions représentatives et le langage des intérêts dans le traité de commerce franco-anglais de 1786-1787’, in Christophe Charle, Julien Vincent, eds., La concurrence des savoirs. France-Grande-Bretagne, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2011), pp. 39-74.

– ‘Des montagnes sous la mer. La géologie du 18e siècle et l’impossible distinction entre mers et montagnes’, in Alain Cabantous et al., eds., Mers et montagnes dans la culture européenne XVIe-XIXe siècles (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2011), pp. 127-145.

– ‘Mare Pacificum. Les îles de la Manche, entre trêves de Dieu et pratiques de neutralisation (XVe-XIXe siècles)’, in Jean-François Chanet, Christian Windler, dir., Les ressources des faibles. Neutralités, sauvegardes, accommodements en temps de guerre (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles), (Rennes: PUR, 2010), pp. 315-37.

– ‘La fabrique sociale des réseaux migratoires. Les ouvriers du lin entre Cambrésis, Pays-Bas autrichiens et Sussex dans la seconde moitié du 18e siècle’, in Irina Gouzévitch, Liliane Hilaire-Perez, eds., Les échanges techniques entre la France et l’Angleterre (XVIe-XIXe siècles). Réseaux, comparaisons, représentations (Paris: CDHTE-Cnam, 2010), pp. 43-57.

- ‘Diplomacy from Below and Belonging: Fishermen and Cross-Channel Relations in the Eighteenth Century’, Past and Present, 202 (2009), pp. 83-125. http://past.oxfordjournals.org/content/202/1/83.full.pdf+html

 

‘La guerre des toponymes. 'La mer britannique' versus 'La Manche' (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles)”, in Isabelle Laboulais, ed., Les usages des cartes (XVIIe-XIXe siècles). Pour une approche pragmatique des productions cartographiques (Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2008), pp. 167-83.

– (with Jean-Pierre Jessenne), ‘Introduction. Négocier ou combattre ? Les nations et les traités franco-britanniques (1713-1802)’, in Jean-Pierre Jessenne, Renaud Morieux, Pascal Dupuy, dir., Le négoce de la paix. Les nations et les traités franco-britanniques (1713-1802) (Paris: Société des études robespierristes, 2008).

- ‘An Inundation from Our Shores’. Travelling across the Channel around the Peace of Amiens’, in Mark Philp, ed., Resisting Napoleon. The British Response to the threat of invasion, 1797-1815 (London: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 217-40.

- ‘Mer-terroir ou mer-territoire ? Les querelles de pêche franco-anglaises au 18e siècle’, in Simonetta Cavaciocchi, ed., Ricchezza del Mare, Ricchezza dal Mare, Secc. XIII-XVIII (Prato: Le Monnier, 2006), pp. 971-95.

- ‘De la Manche à la Méditerranée. Frontières maritimes et nations pendant la Révolution française’, in Marcel Dorigny, Rachida Tlili Sellaouti, dir., Droit des gens et relations entre les peuples dans l’espace méditerranéen autour de la Révolution Française (Paris: Société des Études Robespierristes, 2006), pp. 13-21.

- ‘La Manche au XVIIIe siècle. La construction d’une frontière franco-anglaise’, Annales Historiques de la Révolution française, 343 (2006), pp. 167-74.

- ‘L’invention d’une frontière maritime : la Manche au XVIIIe siècle’, Revue d’Histoire des Sciences de l’Homme, 29 (2006), pp. 111-19.

- ‘Patriotisme, révoltes et révolutions dans les îles britanniques autour de la Révolution française’, dans Bélissa Marc, Cottret Bernard (éd.), Cosmopolitismes, Patriotismes en Europe et aux Amériques 1773-1802, Rennes, Les Perséides, 2005, p. 43-58.

- ‘Un populist turn dans l’historiographie du XVIIIe siècle anglais ?’, Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, 51 (2004), pp. 154-75.

- ‘ Des règles aux pratiques juridiques : le droit des étrangers en France et en Angleterre pendant la Révolution française (1792-1802)’, in Philippe Chassaigne, Jean-Philippe Genet, eds., Droit et société en France et en Grande-Bretagne, 12e-20es. : fonctions et représentations (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 2003), pp. 127-47.

- ‘ La prison de l’exil. Les réfugiés de la Commune entre les polices françaises et anglaises (1871-1880)’, in Marie-Claude Blanc-Chaléard et al., eds., Police et Migrants. France 1667-1939 (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2001), pp. 133-50

Electronic publications

'Boat People, Then and Now. Making the Calais Crossing', Foreign Affairs, Monday, 7 September 2015: 

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2015-09-07/boat-people-then-and-now

'William Godwin's Verax Letter, 25th May 1815', The Last Stand. Napoleon's 100 Days in 100 Objects, University of Warwick online exhibition, http://www.100days.eu/items/show/101

'Napoleon in Plymouth', The Last Stand. Napoleon's 100 Days in 100 Objects, http://www.100days.eu/items/show/160