Arlette Farge

Arlette Farge is a French historian who specializes in the study of the 18th century. She is a director of research at the CNRS, attached to the Center for Historical Research (CRH) at the EHESS.

Among her books translated in English: Fragile Lives: Violence, Power, and Solidarity in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Harvard, 1993), The Vanishing Children of Paris: Rumor and Politics before the French Revolution (with J. Revel, Harvard, 1993), Subversive Words: Public Opinion in 18th Century France (Penn State, 1994), The Allure of the Archives (Yale, 2015), Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives (with M. Foucault, Minnesota, 2017). In 2016, she was awarded the Dan David Prize.