Valerie Chansigaud

Valérie Chansigaud studies the history of the relationship between the human species and nature. Combining the history of science, cultural history and environmental history, her work focuses on the impact of man on his environment, cultural sensitivity to environmental issues and the parallel between man’s domination over nature and man’s domination over man. A specialist in the history of naturalist iconography from the Renaissance to the present day, the diversity and quality of the illustrations in Valerie’s works have been widely praised by critics. Among her published books are: “Histoire de l’ornithologie” (2007), “L’Homme et la Nature” (2013, Grand Prix de l’Académie française in 2014), “Histoire des fleurs” (2014), “Les Enfants et la nature” (2016), “Les Français et la nature” (2017) and “Les Combats pour la nature” (2018). She is currently working on a book about the history of animal domestication, which will be followed by a history of vegetarianism from the 18th century to the present day.