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HIST1111 - An Introduction to East Asian History - Ravagnoli: Library Workshop

Researching Paul Bert

Each group must find a scholary article or book and present their findings to the class. Each group should:

1. Explain how they found the resource
2. How they identified it as an academic resource
3. Why it is suitable for the assignment


1. Historical Context / Event:

  • Commune de Paris (Bert was a Deputy in the French government from 1872 - 86)

2. Historical Context:

  • Leon Gambetta (Bert was a supporter of this French Political figure)

3. Biography:

  • Education (Explore the influnce of zoologist Louis Pierre Gratiolet or physiologist Claude Bernard)

4. Work:

  • Aviation Medicine  or Aerospace Medicine (La Pression Barometrique or "The Paul Bert Effect")

5. Connection to East Asian History:

  • French Indochina 

Evaluation of Resources

Emmanuel College Library Contact

  • When papers are due students are required to meet with librarians as individuals or in groups. Please follow the "you can book me" links to schedule an appointment.

Dominique Couturier
Reference / Instructional Librarian | 617-732-1669

Diane Zydlewski
Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction, and Outreach | 617-735-9927

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