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:  Carole-Anne Tisserand or Abdoulaye Diaw


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.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic these usual arrangements may be changed.


2021-2022 Seminar Program

Tuesday October 12, 2021:

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Temps-Paysage. Pour une écologie des crises, Editions Le Pommier, coll. Symbiose, 2021.

Introduction to the discussion: Clément Foutrel

Tuesday November 16, 2021:

Romain Bertrand, Le Détail du monde. L’art perdu de la description de la nature, Seuil, coll. l’Univers Historique, 2019.

Introduction to the discussion by Roman Solé-Pomies

Tuesday January 25,  2022:

Madeleine Fairbairn, Fields of Gold: Financing the Global Land Rush, Cornell University Press, 2020.

Introduction to the discussion by Mathilde Pellizzari

Tuesday March 8, 2022: (session postponed to a later date)

Annemarie Mol, Eating in Theory, Duke University Press, 2021.

Introduction to the discussion by Jean Goizauskas

Tuesday April 5, 2022:

Linsey McGoey, The Unknowers: How Strategic Ignorance Rules the World, Zed Books, 2019.

Introduction to the discussion Victoria Brun


CSI Guest Seminar Series Archives (2007-2021)