[CSH Lecture #Hybrid] The Unequal Conditions for Ideas to Migrate (G. Sapiro)

[CSH Lecture #Hybrid] The Unequal Conditions for Ideas to Migrate (G. Sapiro)

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The Centre de Sciences Humaines is pleased to invite you to the CSH Lecture



Professor of Sociology, EHESS & Research Director, CNRS


The Unequal Conditions for Ideas to Migrate

Moderated by Odile HENRY (Prof. of Sociology, University Paris and Director, CSH)


Monday, 20 October 2022, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm IST

Centre de Sciences Humaines
IFI-CSH conference room (ground floor)
2 Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi – 110011

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What social science knowledge circulates on a global scale? What are the trajectories of scholarly books beyond national and linguistic borders? What mediations make some theories, concepts, methodologies circulate and not others? And how does this knowledge circulate? In contrast to “diffusionist” approaches, the historical sociology of ideas studies the materiality of the conditions of circulation: the work of translation, editing, publication and teaching, militant or media promotion, and the individual and collective agents implicated in it.
In this lecture, Gisèle Sapiro will analyze the unequal conditions of circulation of ideas, focusing on particular strategic sites of exchange (like international associations) and on the processes of importation (positions and strategies of the actors involved in the importation of works) which take place in specific historical – i.e. political and scientific – contexts within which knowledge is subject to reinterpretations and  multiple appropriations.


Gisèle Sapiro is Professor of Sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Research director at the CNRS (Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique), member of Academia Europeae, silver Medal of the CNRS 2021. Her areas of interest are the sociology of culture, of literature, of intellectuals, of translation, of law, and the epistemology and history of the social and human sciences. She is the author of La Guerre des écrivains, 1940-1953 (1999; Transl. French Writers’ War, 2014), La Responsabilité de l’écrivain (2011), La Sociologie de la littérature (2014 ; forth. English), Les Ecrivains et la politique en France (2018), Peut-on dissocier l’œuvre de l’auteur ? (2020), Des mots qui tuent. La responsabilité de l’intellectuel en temps de crise, 1944-1953 (2020).

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