Jeffrey S. Ravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Associate Professor History Cambridge, Massachusetts ravel@mit.edu Office: (617) 253-4451

Bio/Research

Jeffrey S. Ravel studies the history of French and European political culture from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. He is the author of The Would-Be Commoner: A Tale of Deception, Murder, and Justice in Seventeenth Century France (Houghton Mifflin, 2008); and The Conteste...

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Bio/Research

Jeffrey S. Ravel studies the history of French and European political culture from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. He is the author of The Would-Be Commoner: A Tale of Deception, Murder, and Justice in Seventeenth Century France (Houghton Mifflin, 2008); and The Contested Parterre: Public Theater and French Political Culture, 1680-1791 (Cornell University Press, 1999).

Currently he directs the Comédie-Française Registers Project, a collaborative venture with the Bibiliothèque-musée of the Comédie Française theater troupe in Paris; the goal is to digitize the theater troupe's daily receipt registers for the 1680-1793 period. In 2010, he co-curated an exhibit on technology and the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert for the MIT Libraries. Ravel is Co-President of the Society for French Historical Studies in 2012-2013. He is also currently a Member-at-Large of the Executive Board of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.



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