Le projet de Lycée colonial du naturaliste Descourtilz à Saint-Domingue en 1802

Abstract : After spending three years in Saint-Domingue, the young and unknown naturalist Michel Étienne Descourtilz submitted in 1802 to the authorities his project to establish a Lycée colonial. This new institution was intended to give a new impulse, in the colony itself, to a scientific activity that had been weakened by the war and revolts. The plan, which will remain unfulfilled, is marked by utilitarianism and colonial exploitation. However, it also reflects an innovative scientific approach, based on the observation of life in its environment and emancipated from the scientific centralism of the capital.
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Vincent Cousseau, Michel Kiener. Le projet de Lycée colonial du naturaliste Descourtilz à Saint-Domingue en 1802. La Révolution française - Cahiers de l’Institut d’histoire de la Révolution française, Institut d'Histoire de la Révolution française, 2019, 1801-1840 – Haïti, entre Indépendance et Restauration, ⟨10.4000/lrf.2970⟩. ⟨hal-02168200⟩

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