Liana Vardi

PhD

Liana Vardi.

Liana Vardi

PhD

Liana Vardi

PhD

Fields

Early Modern Europe; History of France; Intellectual History; History of Medicine, Disability and Science; Social and Cultural History; Urban History

Contact Information

582 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8427

vardi@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, McGill, 1985

Courses Regularly Taught

History of Paris

Ancien Régime

Early Modern Europe

Voyages of Discovery

Vichy France

Film in History

 

Research Interests

France, intellectual life in the eighteenth century, the relationship between the arts and sciences, the perception of nature and of the rural world

Current Research

The Liberal Nobility in the late eighteenth century and French Revolution

Selected Publications

Books

The Physiocrats and the World of the Enlightenment, Cambridge UP, 2012; released in paperback, 2014.

The Land and the Loom, Peasants and Profit in Northern France, 1680-1800, Duke UP, 1993

Articles

“Physiocratic Visions”, Studies in Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, January 2010

“Rewriting the Lives of Eighteenth-Century Economists,” American Historical Review, June 2009

“Imagining the Harvest in Early Modern Europe”, American Historical Review, December 1996

“Construing the Harvest: Gleaners, Farmers and Officials in Early Modern France, American Historical Review, December 1993

Awards

  • Fellowship, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2000-2001)
  • Fellowship, The Yale Program in Agrarian Studies (1994-5)
  • The Koren Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies, for the best article in French History, 1994