Scientific networks of maritime exchanges in the 18th and 19th centuries

With: Lars Wedin, from the Académie de Marine and the Royal Swedish Academy of Naval Sciences Philippe Henrat, of the Académie de Marine, G Barron, Patrick Geistdoerfer, of the Académie de Marine

Location: Auditorium

Capuchins Media Library - 25 Pontaniou Street - 29200 Brest


Scientific maritime expeditions in the 18th and 19th centuries worked in tandem with developing scholarly societies in European countries open to the Atlantic. The French Académie de Marine, founded in 1752, brings together, like its foreign partners, navigators, constructors, hydrographers, ethnologists and other researchers active in these specialized exchange networks.

The meeting recalls this founding period.