Tamara Caulkins, Historian

tamara-headshot-friday-harborTamara Caulkins, a History of Science PhD candidate at Oregon State University, works on the intersections of natural history, culture, and the body in eighteenth-century France. Studying bourgeois values in Buffon’s encyclopedic Histoire Naturelle led her to examine scientific approaches to becoming an aristocrat that were forwarded during the period as wealthy elites sought to better themselves socially. These methods included the invention of elaborate systems of diagrammatic notations for court dance, military drill, and dressage.

 

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