Amborg Jens


EHESS, Paris

Research interest

18C, breeding, generation/reproduction, improvement, agriculture

Research project

I am broadly interested in the history of science/knowledge in eighteenth-century Europe. More specifically, I study the theory and practice of selective animal (including human) breeding in Britain and France during this period. By looking at this topic, I wish to approach questions concerning the relationship between agricultural practical knowledge, natural history theories of generation/reproduction and projets for improving humans and animals through artificial selection in the age of Enlightenment.

Next International meeting I will attend

ESHS Young Scholar Conference, September 2019

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