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: Mathilde Pellizzari or Roman Solé-Pomies


Unless otherwise specified, the seminar meets on Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (see program below). It is held in Salle St-Jacques, (underground level of St-Jacques wing), MINES ParisTech 60 boulevard St-Michel, 75006 Paris.

2020-2021 Seminar Program

Tuesday November 3, 2020:

Frédéric Keck, Les Sentinelles des pandémies. Chasseurs de virus et observateurs d’oiseaux aux frontières de la Chine, Zones sensibles, 2020

Introduction to the discussion by Jean Goizauskas

Tuesday December 15, 2020:

Claude Rosental, La Société de démonstration, Éditions du Croquant, 2019

Introduction to the discussion by Carole-Anne Tisserand

Tuesday February 2,  2021:

Pierre Charbonnier, Abondance et liberté. Une histoire environnementale des idées politiques, La Découverte, 2020

Tuesday March 23, 2021:

Elsa Faugère, Le making-of des grandes expéditions. Anthropologie des sciences de terrain, La Discussion, 2019

Tuesday June 25, 2021:

Angèle Christin, Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms, Princeton UP, 2020


CSI Guest Seminar Series Archives (2007-2019)