The Glow of the Sun King: Artisans and the Ascendancy of Louis XIV (Lecture)

This lecture from Chandra Mukerji (Communication and Science Studies, UC-San Diego) is part of a spring 2016 lecture series, Versailles: Space, Power, Memory, organized by the Architectural Studies Program and the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. The series is designed to investigate how the intensive study of the history and physical configuration of sites contributes to our understanding of what it means to be human.

Chandra Mukerji is a sociologist, a corresponding member of the Science and Technology Group at the Institute Marcel Mauss, and Emerita Professor of Communication and Science Studies at UC San Diego. Her book Territorial Ambitions and the Gardens of Versailles (Cambridge UP, 1997) won the Douglas Prize from the American Sociological Association in 1998. Her research focuses on the material aspects of human cultures and communication processes. For more information on the event, click here or contact Drew Armstrong at

This event is also sponsored by Artchitectural Studies Program, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Department of French and Italian, Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, the Cultural Studies program, and the Humanities Center. For more information on the series, contact Drew Armstrong at or click here.


Monday, February 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Location and Address

Carnegie Museum of Art Theater