Gilles Bertrand

Gilles Bertrand is professor of early modern history at the University of Grenoble II and a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His research focuses on the rituals of Carnival in Venice in the Eighteenth century, on Italian history during the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and on early modern cultural exchanges. He has also written on Eighteenth century European travel culture, in regards to the material culture and representations of Italy by French travellers between 1750 and 1820 (Le Grand Tour revisité, Rome, Ecole Française de Rome, 2008). He is the author of Histoire du Carnival de Venice XIe-XXI siècle (Paris, Pygmalion, 2013) and has co-edited Montesquieu’s Voyages with J. Ehnard (Paris/Lyon, Classiques Granier/ENS editions, 2012).
Gilles Bertrand has also edited several essay collections on various topics: Identité et cultures dans les mondes alpin et italien, XVIIIe-XXe siècle (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2000), Discours sur la montagne (XVIIIe-XIXe siècle). Rhétorique, science, esthétique (with A. Guyot, Berne, Peter Lang, 2003), La culture du voyage (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2004), Le destin des rituels. Faire corps dans l’espace urbain (with I. Taddei, Rome, Ecole française de Rome, 2008), Les Lumières et la Révolution française dans le débat italien du XXe siècle (with E. Neppi, Florence, Olschki, 2010), Des « passeurs » entre science, histoire et littérature. Contribution à l’étude de la construction des savoirs (1750-1840) (with A. Guyot, Grenoble, ELLUG, 2011), La République en voyage, 1770-1830 (with P. Serna, Rennes, PUR, 2013).

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