Marie de Rugy

Dr Marie de Rugy

MA MA PhD

  • Position Junior Research Fellow
  • Subject areas History
  • Department link Faculty of History

Marie's postdoctoral project deals with the use of vernacular knowledge by the Europeans in Southeast Asia during the colonial period.

Marie de Rugy

Marie completed her PhD in History in 2016 at University Paris 1. Combining imperial history and history of cartography, her research focused on the spatial construction of border areas in Upper Burma, French Indochina and Siam from 1885 to 1914. She arrived as a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson in 2018.

Research interests

Marie's postdoctoral project deals with the use of vernacular knowledge by the Europeans in Southeast Asia during the colonial period. Asian maps kept at Cambridge, London, Paris and Hanoi are the main sources for this work. The challenge is to understand what these numerous manuscript maps are, who produced them, in which context, with which objectives, and what they revealed to Europeans or hid from them, without prioritizing simple hybridity.

Her postdoctoral research has been funded by the British Academy (Newton International Fellowship, 2018-2020).