Session 15 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 17th April 2013 at Université Paris Diderot (Salle 575F, 17h30-19h30).
Marie Ruiz (Université Paris Diderot) gave a paper entitled ‘“Surplus Women”: Emigration as the nineteenth-century solution to female overpopulation’, and Marie Terrier (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) gave a paper entitled ‘Annie Besant and nineteenth-century Neomalthusianism: “family limitation” or “birth-restricting checks” as remedy to overpopulation and poverty’. Pr. Myriam Boussahba Bravard (Université Paris Diderot) was their respondent.
We worked with the following texts:
– BESANT, Annie. The Law of Population: its Consequences and its Bearing upon Human Conduct and Moral. 1877. http://archive.org/details/lawofpopulationi00besarich
– CHIVERS, Tom. “World population reaches seven billion: predictions of doom are nothing new”, The Telegraph. October 2011. 2011-Telegraph Pop
– GREG, William Rathbone. Why Are Women Redundant? London: N. Trübner, 1869. Why_are_Women_Redundant
The seminar is held monthly on Wednesdays at 5.30pm at the following address:
Salle 575F, suivre ‘Salle des thèses’, Halle aux farines, Hall F, 5ème étage: accès par le hall E, allée paire, ascenseur F, accès 9 esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet 75013 Paris ou 10 rue Françoise Dolto 75013 Paris, métro Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand.
All are welcome!