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Phone: (585) 395-5690
Office: 321 Liberal Arts Building
E-Mail: mmartin@brockport.edu

Specialization

  • French History, Medical History, Gender History

Education

  • Phd University of California, Irvine, August 1999
    Dissertation: “Consuming Beauty: The Commerce of Cosmetics in France, 1750-1800”
  • BA Bates College, Maine, 1991, Magna cum laude
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989-90

Awards and Honors

  • Chancellors Award in Teaching: 2013
  • Provost’s Post-Tenure Fellowship Award, 2013
  • Kutolowski Department of History Faculty Development Grant, 2013
  • Scholarly Incentive Award, SUNY Brockport, Fall 2006
  • Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Affirmative Action/Diversity Leave Program, Fall 2005
  • UUP Individual Development Award, SUNY Brockport, Summer 2003
  • Scholarly Incentive Award, SUNY Brockport, Summer 2003
  • Leverhulme Special Research Fellow, University of Warwick, 2001-2.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Warwick, 1999.
  • Ardiste and Harold Ladin Fellowship in History, UC Irvine, 1998.
  • Humanities Summer Dissertation Writing Grant, UC Irvine, 1996.
  • Humanities Graduate Student Teaching Award, UC Irvine, 1996.

Courses Taught

  • Women and Medicine
  • European Women
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Nineteenth-Century Europe
  • World War I
  • Modern World
  • French Revolution
  • Culture History of Drugs
  • History of Consumerism

Publications

  • Books
    • Selling Beauty: Cosmetics, Commerce, and French Society: 1750-1830, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
  • Articles
    • “ ‘Augustine De Baralle, insensée, folle, charlatane…’: A female empiric’s struggle for medical recognition in Napoleonic France.” In Women, Gender and Disease in Eighteenth-Century England and France, edited by Kathleen Hardesty Doig and Felicia Sturzer. Cambridge Scholar’s Press, 2014.
    • “Painting Artifice: Cosmetic Fashions and Portraiture in late eighteenth-century France and England.” In Fashion and Art, edited by Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas. London: Berg Press, 2012.
    • "Doctoring Beauty: The Medical Control of Women's Cosmetics in France, 1750-1810," in Medical History (July 2005)
    • "Casanova e Mlle. Clarion: Pintando o Rosto em um Mundo de Moda Natural," in Fashion Theory: A Revista da Moda, Corpo e Cultura, edição brasileira (2003).
    • "Entrepreneur or charlatan? The commerce of cosmetics, patents and the medical profession in France 1750-1830" in Les chemins de la nouveauté: innover, inventer au regard de l'histoire, eds. Liliane Hilaire-Pérez and Anne-Françoise Garçon (Paris: Éditions du CTHS, 2003).
    • "Casanova and Mlle. Clarion: Painting the Face in a World of Natural Fashion," Fashion Theory Journal (April 2003).
    • Personal Services Entry, Oxford Economic History Encyclopedia (April 2003).
    • Cosmetics Entry, Oxford Economic History Encyclopedia (April 2003).
    • “Il n’y à que Maille qui m’aille: Advertisements and the Development of Consumerism in Eighteenth-Century France,” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, Vol. 23 (1996): 114-121.
    • Book review: Liliane Hilaire Perez, L'invention Technique au siecle des Lumieres, in Economic History Review (Fall 2002).
    • Book review: Vincent Barras, Micheline Louis-Courvoisier (eds.), La Medecine des lumieres: Tout autour de Tissot, in Medical History (October 2002).
    • Book review: Mary Lynn Stewart, For Health and Beauty: Physical Culture for Frenchwomen, 1880's-1930's in Medical History, April 2003.
    • Book review: Patrice Higonnet, Goodness Beyond Virtue, in The Times Higher Education Supplement (August 25,2000).
    • Book review: Daniel Roche, A History of Everyday Things, in Economic History Review (August 2000), Vol. 53:3.
    • Book review: Michael Kwass, Privilege and the Politics of Taxation in 18th-century France, in Economic History Review (May 2001), Vol. 24:2.

Conferences and Presentations

  • “Bons accoucheurs ou sages-femmes instruits: The debates over proper obstetrical education in the 19th century Pas de Calais” Society for French Historical Study, Montreal, April 2014
  • “Filles Sage-Femmes, Filles-Meres et Filles de la Charite: The Problem of Sexual Knowledge and Religious Morality in the Education of Midwives in Early 19th Century Gascony" Society for French Historical Study, Boston, MA, April 2013
  • “Pas suffisament instruites en methods: The education of rural midwives in South-West France," Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2012.
  • “’Augustine De Baralle, insensée, folle, charlatane…’: A female empiric’s struggle for medical recognition in Napoleonic France," Western Society for French Studies Conference, Quebec, November 2008.
  • “Bald by Nature: Girodet and the Quest for a Masculine Ideal of Beauty,” Western Society for French Studies Conference, Long Beach, October 2006.
  • "Domestic Harems: Images of the Orient in Cosmetic Advertisements, 1750-1815," Western Society for French Studies Conference, Newport Beach, October 2003.
  • "Natural and Pure Fashions: The Politics of Advertising Luxury in France 1760-1800,"
    International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Los Angeles, August 2003.
  • "La publicité inventée: la création de remèdes publics dans les archives médicales (1750-1815)," Les archives de l'invention. Ecrits, objets et images de l'activité inventive, des origins a nos jours, Centre National des Arts et Metiers, Paris, May 2003.
  • Doctoring Beauty: The Medical Control of Women's Toilettes in France, 1750-
    1810," Oxford Wellcome Unit Medicine and Culture Seminar, Oxford, July 2002.
  • "Mlle Clarion's Wrinkles: Facing the Mirror in an Age of Natural Beauty, " NYSAEH meeting, Canisius College, September 21, 2002.
  • "Doctoring Beauty: The Medical Control of Women's Toilettes in France, 1750-1810," Oxford Wellcome Unit Medicine and Culture Seminar, Oxford, June 10, 2002.
  • "A Taste for Rouge: The Demise of Cosmetics and the Ascendancy of the Natural in Late Eighteenth-Century France" American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Colorado Springs, April 2002.
  • "The Great Masculine Renunciation: Coming to Terms with Male Hair Loss in France, 1770-1830," Leeds University Eighteenth-Century Group Seminar, Leeds, January 24, 2002.
  • “Erasing the Other: Depictions of the Orient in French Luxury Advertisements 1750-1830,” Society for the Study of French History Conference, Sheffield, April2000.
  • “Entrepreneur ou Charlatan?Le commerce de cosmétiques, les brevets et la profession médicale en France, 1750-1830,” Pratiques historiques de l’innovationXVe-XXe siècle, CNAM, Paris, March 20, 2000.
  • “Towards a Theory of Taste: Cosmetics and their Critics in Eighteenth Century France,” Social and Economic History of Early Modern Britain Seminar, Institute for Historical Research, London, February 18, 2000.

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