Elsa Jamet is a doctoral student in the history of architecture at Sorbonne Université (Centre André Chastel, UMR 8150), with Jean-Baptiste Minnaert as supervisor. Her dissertation is entitled “At the Heart of the Haussmannian System: Henri Blondel (1821-1897), Architect, Entrepreneur, and Financier,” and is part of a doctoral contract with a teaching assignment (September 2018-September 2021). Her research on the Haussmannian system is in keeping with her Master’s thesis on “The Faubourg Saint-Germain in the Haussmannian Era,” with Alexandre Gady as supervisor.