Emmanuelle de Champs : « Les ressources numériques pour l’histoire britannique des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles » (03/11)

Emmanuelle de Champs, de l’université de Cergy-Pontoise, présentera sa communication « Les ressources numériques pour l’histoire britannique des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles ». Cette séance de méthodologie est destinée principalement aux étudiants.
Résumé:
Internet a modifié la méthodologie de la recherche historique. Ce séminaire s’attachera à montrer comment l’accès aux sources en histoire britannique et leurs usages ont été renouvelés: recherche bibliographique, recherche sur les individus, numérisation de la presse, des archives et des publications, bases de données, etc. Destiné aux jeunes chercheurs (Master 1 et 2, début de doctorat), il présentera des ressources incontournables et s’interrogera sur les évolutions des pratiques de recherche. les participants seront invités à présenter des sites qu’ils pensent être utiles aux chercheurs de la discipline.

Cornel Zwierlein : « « The French and British in the Mediterranean, 1650-1750 – and the questions a History of ignorance asks for » (20/10)

Cornel Zwierlein, de la Ruhr-Universität Bochum, présentera sa communication « The French and British in the Mediterranean, 1650-1750 – and the questions a History of ignorance asks for » le jeudi 20 octobre 2016, de 17h30 à 19h30. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e , salle D421.

Résumé :

The history of the French and British trading empires in the early
modern Mediterranean is used as a setting to test a new general approach
to a history of ignorance: how can we understand the very act of
ignoring – in all kinds of political, economic, religious, cultural and
scientific communication – as a fundamental trigger that sets epistemes
in motion? Is the ‘structure’ of the Scientific Revolution between 1650
and 1750 just one specific type of what were in fact many epistemic
movements taking place at the same time – different, but comparable?
What was the role here of the European empires? The book deconstructs
central categories like the mercantilist ‘national’, the exchange of
‘confessions’ between Western and Eastern Christians, and the bridging
of cultural gaps between Europeans and Ottoman subjects, into forms of
communicating unknowns. Making those multiple unknowns explicit in a new
reflective way was the core of ‘enlightenment empires’.

Discutant: Daniel Foliard, Université Paris Nanterre

Luke O’Sullivan: « Theory TV: The Political Documentaries of Adam Curtis » (13/10)

Luke O’Sullivan, de la National University of Singapore, professeur invité à Sciences-Po St Germain en Laye (Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise), présentera sa communication “Theory TV: The Political Documentaries of Adam Curtis” le jeudi 13 octobre, de 17h30 à 19h30. Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e , salle D421.

Résumé :

“Adam Curtis (b.1955) is a British film-maker who has worked for the BBC since the early 1980s.  Over the course of three decades he has built up an impressive body of work on twentieth century history and politics which has yet to be noticed by an academic audience. This is despite the fact that he has regularly addressed the impact on politics and society of the ideas of a long list of thinkers that includes Sigmund Freud, Walter Lipmann, Leo Strauss, Friedrich Hayek, Ayn Rand, Sayid Qutb, John von Neumann, James Buchanan, Franz Fanon, John Nash, Isaiah Berlin, and Richard Dawkins, to name only some of the best-known. This paper offers an introduction to his films, and investigates the pros and cons of attempting to tackle major historical and philosophical themes in the televisual documentary format. It argues that while Curtis has many original observations to make about the fate of contemporary Britain (and of Western modernity) more generally, the only way to truly appreciate his contribution is, ironically, to turn his work back into text.”
The following documentaries can be watched prior to the conference: Century of the Self; All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace; The Power of Nightmares; and The Trap. All of them are on YouTube.

Discutante: Karine Chambefort, U. Paris-Est Créteil

Professor David Carpenter: « Magna Carta: New Ideas and Discoveries » (10 mai 2017)

Le mercredi 10 mai 2017, de 14h à 16h, Professor David Carpenter (King’s College London) présentera sa communication « Magna Carta: New Ideas and Discoveries » dans le cadre du séminaire de Dominique Barthélémy à l’EPHE.

Accès : bâtiment Sorbonne, 17 rue de la Sorbonne 75005, salle H627

Information : Frédérique Lachaud,frederique.lachaud@univ-lorraine.fr