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Laurent Ferri

Curator and Adjunct Associate Professor

Overview

Laurent Ferri currently serves as Curator of the pre-1800 Collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, aka "RMC". Before joining Cornell as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2006, he was "conservateur du patrimoine" at the French National Archives (2000-5). He also taught regularly, especially as Visiting Professor at the Ecole nationale d’administration in Rabat, Morocco, and at the Ecole nationale des chartes in Paris. At Cornell, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and a Member of the Graduate Field in Medieval Studies. A former student of Michel Pastoureau, he has authored one book and eighteen articles.

Born in Lyons, the city that received his Italian paternal grandparents, Laurent Ferri knows some French, English, German (which he tends to speak with an Austrian accent since an internship in Vienna), Latin and ancient Greek (which he rarely speaks, indeed), Italian (quite well), and even a bit of Rumanian. An avid pianist and recreational alpinist, he is interested in diplomacy, and collects ties.

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Departments/Programs

  • French Studies Program

Graduate Fields

  • Medieval Studies Program

Research

  • European cultural and political history
  • Art History

Publications

EDITED BOOKS

  1. L’Histoire-Bataille [co-editor], Geneva: Droz, 2006, 150 p. http://books.google.com
  2. Ils racontent la mondialisation, de Sénèque à Lévi-Strauss, Paris: Saint-Simon, 2005, 274 p. http://www.edsaintsimon.com/catalogue.php

EXHIBITIONS

  • Curator of: Lafayette, Citizen of Two Worlds, Cornell University, Kroch Library, RMC, September 2007-June 2008. http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/lafayette/
  • Paper Catalog: Lafayette, Citizen of Two Worlds, Ithaca: Kroch Library, RMC, 2007, 46 p.
  • Co-curator of an exhibition about the 16th-century Renaissance, Spring of 2010, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, with Andrew Weislogel. http://www.museum.cornell.edu/earthlyparadise/index.html

CATALOGS (ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS)

  • Guide to the Jared Sparks Collection of Autographs of Washington, Franklin, and Lafayette Bd. Ms. 548++ http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/EAD/htmldocs/RMM004600-548.html

  • Guide to the Witchcraft Collection, Unbound Manuscripts, #4620, 1560-1973 [Bulk 16th and 17th centuries / German provinces], RMC, Cornell Library.http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM04620.html

  • Guide to the French Revolution and Napoleon Manuscripts Collection 4606, 1752-1882 [Bulk 1788-1815], RMC, Cornell Library. http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM04606.html

  • Guide to the Lafayette Collection 4611 (50 linear feet), RMC, Cornell Library. http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM04611.html

  • Archives de Pierre Laroque [with Viktoria Prozorova and alii, under the supervision of Christine Pétillat], Archives nationales, Paris, Paris: La Documentation Française, 186 p.

  • Archives de Charles Fiterman (1981-1984). Archives nationales, Paris.

  • Archives du Commissariat à l’énergie solaire (1973-1982). Archives nationales, Paris. http://www.ecologie.gouv.fr/Repertoire-detaille-AN-20010454.html

  • Archives et Bibliothèque du Ministère des Affaires étrangères (1720-1970). Ministère des Affaires étrangères. http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/ministry_158/archives-and-heritage_3562/index.html

  • Archives of the Aide Sociale à l’Enfance (1968-1990s). Archives départementales de la Seine Saint-Denis.

  • Archives of the painter and collector Henri Duhem (c. 1860-1940), Douai Museum of Fine Arts.

  • Photographies d’Edgar and Jules Imbert, Algérie et Maroc [in coll.] Établissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la Défense [Military Archives], Ivry

 SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

  • "Avid for Ovid: Heroids and Metamorphoses in Works by Helene Cixous," forthcoming in 2011
  • “A Different take on the Biographical Phenomenon: Samuel Johnson's Status in Literary History as Explained by the Development of Literary Tourism,” forthcoming in 2011
  • "Disparues sans fantômes: Les bibliothèques de Wyndham Lewis" in Jean-Roch Bouiller, Dario Gamboni et Françoise Levaillant (ed.), Les Bibliothèques d’artistes (XX-XXIe siècles), Paris: Presses Universitaires de la Sorbonne, 2010, p. 283-93
  • "Les Lettres d'Alibert à Pierre Laroque, 1926-1940," in Cotillon, Jérôme (ed.) Raphaël Alibert, Juriste engagé et homme d'influence à Vichy, Paris: Economica, 2009
  • Annotations relatives à la vie politique in T. Sarmant and S. Garçon (ed.)"Gouvernement et Haut Commandement au déclin de la IIIe République," Paris: Comité des Travaux Historiques et Scientifiques, 2009
  • "Moreau", "Brasillach", "Maulnier", in A. Callu and P. Gillet (ed.), Lettres à Charles Maurras. Amitiés politiques, lettres autographes, 1898-1952, Presses Universitaires de Lille, 2009 http://books.google.com
  • "L’Héraldique des jeunes filles (16e-18e siècles)" in Les Femmes et l’écriture de l’histoire, Rouen : Presses universitaires de Rouen,  2009
  • “Fukuyama, ou la Chauve-Souris” and “Deux coups de théâtre: Sartre, le Nobel, et le refus de venir à Cornell, 1964-65”, in Labyrinthe, 32, June 2008
  • "Cornell and the Marshall Plan (1947-51)", in Cornell International Affairs Review, volume I, issue II, 2008, p.7-16.http://www.rso.cornell.edu/ciar/journal/
  • Pages on Jefferson in "Two Nations, one Vision of Liberty," Claire Germain ed., p. 22-25, Cornell Law School, 2007, p. 22-25 http://library.lawschool.cornell.edu/WhoWeAre/upload/LawSchoolcommgift7127.pdf
  • "Les intellectuels s'intéressent-ils au patrimoine ?", Livraisons d'histoire de l'architecture, 2003, p. 129-153.
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  • "Le chartiste dans la fiction littéraire (XIXe et XXe siècles) : une figure ambiguë", in Bibliothèque de l'École des chartes, vol. 159, 2001, p. 615-629