CSI Guest Seminar Series

The CSI organizes an annual reading seminar aimed at exploring innovative research questions, approaches and topics based on the discussion with the authors of books recently published or in the course of publication. The guests in this seminar series are French and foreign researchers in human and social sciences (history, anthropology, law, sociology, political sciences, Science and Technology Studies…). The books are either written in French or English.
The Guest Seminar Series is organized collectively by the CSI PhD students. It is mainly intended for the researchers of the CSI. It is open upon registration to all interested persons.

Contact and registration: Guillaume Louvet and/or Louison Magro


Unless otherwise specified, the seminar meets on Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (see program below). It is held at Mines Paris-PSL 60 boulevard St-Michel, 75006 Paris (rooms will be detailed below).

2024-2025 Seminar Program

Tuesday October 22, 2024

Fanny Charrasse, Le retour du monde magique. Magnétisme et paradoxes de la modernité, Les Empêcheurs de penser en rond, 2023.

Introduction to the discussion (speaker to be confirmed)

Tuesday November 26, 2024

Thomas Angeletti, L’invention de l’économie française, Les Presses de Sciences Po, 2023.

Introduction to the discussion (speaker to be confirmed)

Tuesday January 21, 2025

Christelle Gramaglia, Habiter la pollution industrielle. Expériences et métrologies citoyennes de la contamination, Presses des Mines, 2023.

Introduction to the discussion(speaker to be confirmed)

Tuesday March 25, 2025

Fanny Gribenski, Tuning the world. The Rise of 440 Hertz in Music, Science, and Politics, 1859–1955,  University of Chicago Press, 2023.

Introduction to the discussion (speaker to be confirmed)

Tuesday May 27, 2025

Nelo Magalhaes, Accumuler du béton, tracer des routes. Une histoire environnementale des grandes infrastructures, La Fabrique Éditions, 2024.

Introduction to the discussion (speaker to be confirmed)


CSI Guest Seminar Series Archives (2007-2023)