Béatrice Cointe, CNRS Bronze Medal 2024

The CSI is pleased to announce that Béatrice Cointe, CNRS researcher at i3 and the CSI, has been awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal 2024.

Each year, the CNRS rewards the men and women who have contributed the most to its influence and to the advancement of research. The bronze medal rewards the first work of researchers who are specialists in their field. This distinction represents an encouragement from CNRS to pursue research that is well under way and is already fruitful.

Béatrice Cointe joined the Interdisciplinary Innovation Institute (i3) as a member of the CSI in 2019. She is also a professor at the She is also a professor at the Centre de formation sur […]

Discounting the Future. The Ascendancy of a Political Technology

A book by Liliana Doganova pubished by Zone Books

A pioneering exploration of the defining traits and contradictions of our relationship to the future through the lens of discounting.

Forest fires, droughts, and rising sea levels beg a nagging question: have we lost our capacity to act on the future? Liliana Doganova’s book sheds new light on this anxious query. It argues that our relationship to the future has been trapped in the gears of a device called discounting. While its incidence remains little known, discounting has long been entrenched in market and policy practices, shaping the ways firms and governments look to the future and make decisions accordingly. Thus, a sociological account of discounting formulas has become urgent.

“Une journée avec Bruno Latour”: The event in videos, texts, drawings and pictures

The Center for the Sociology of Innovation held on October 23, 2023 a day-long tribute to Bruno Latour.

Bruno Latour has left a considerable intellectual legacy, many milestones of which he set during his twenty-five years at the CSI, where he was, in turn and in his own way, an anthropologist of science and technology, a political theologian and an investigative philosopher.
During this event, members of the CSI, Bruno Latour’s companions along the way and researchers whom he has inspired or baffled continued their conversation with his work.

Find out more about the day’s events on the “Une journée avec Bruno Latour” website, with video recordings of the panels, texts, drawings and images. […]

Conference EASST- 4S 2024 Amsterdam: Making and Doing Transformations

The 2024 quadrennial joint meeting of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is hosted by the Athena – Research and Education Institute at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam).

Several Open Panels are co-organized by CSI members. You are welcome to participate and submit an abstract of your paper proposal (Call for Abstracts: November 27, 2023 – February 12, 2024).

ALDIWO study day: “Low-tech, maintenance, limits”

The study day entitled “Low-tech, maintenance, limits:  how to rethink digital technology and its environmental impact”, held on September 20, 2023 at Mines Paris-PSL, was organized by Clément Marquet (CSI, Mines Paris- PSL, i3) and Florence Maraninchi (Verimag, Grenoble INP – UGA) as part of the ALDIWO (Anti-Limits in the Digital World) project funded by the CNRS MITI (read a summary of the project).

The morning session was organized around three presentations by Morgan Meyer (CSI, CNRS, i3), Jérôme Denis (CSI, Mines Paris- PSL, i3) and David Pontille (CSI, CNRS, i3), and Florence Maraninchi. […]


by Didier Torny, Matilda’s scientific director

An academic literature search tool, based on open data and open source software, having a comprehensive coverage of literature published since 2019.

Now available online.

HDR in STS (“sciences, technologies, societies”)

Preparing an HDR (habilitation à diriger des recherches) at Mines Paris – PSL is now possible, as of 2023. The CSI (Centre for the Sociology of Innovation) offers to support the preparation of a HDR in “STS” (“sciences, technologies, societies”) […]

Quand la mine déborde. Enquêtes sur la fabrique des territoires extractifs

Juliette Cerceau and Brice Laurent (Eds.)

At a time of energy and digital “transitions” and health and geopolitical crises, access to mineral raw materials is becoming a crucial issue forcing us to question mining activity.

The contributors to the book are Nassima Abdelghafour, Sylvia Becerra, Tessa Bonincontro, Juliette Cerceau, Liliana Doganova, Noémie Fayol, Yona Jébrak, Brice Laurent, Claude LeGouill, Pierre-Yves Le Meur, Florian Tena-Chollet and Roberta Rubino.