AFS RT 27
Sociologie des intellectuels et de l'expertise: savoir et pouvoir
INTERCO-SSH Kick-Off MEETING

La réunion de lancement du projet INTERCO-SSH (International Cooperation in the SSH: Comparative Historical Perspectives and Future Possibilities) se tiendra les 15 et 16 avril 2013 à l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Workshop

INDICATORS FOR SSH STUDIES:

INSTITUTIONALISATION, INTERNATIONALISATION, CIRCULATION

15-16th April 2013

Location: Sorbonne, 12 place du Panthéon

Monday 15th April – Sorbonne, 12 place du Panthéon, salle 1.

14h.00 – 14.15 – Opening: Marie Ramot (European Commission)

14.15-14.30 – Introduction of the Workshop on indicators for SSH studies: Gisèle Sapiro (CNRS-CESSP)

14.30 – 18.00 – Patterns of Institutionalization of SSH. Chair: Jean-Louis Fabiani (EHESS)

14.30-15.00 – Introduction – Ch. Fleck, Victor Karady: Comparative indicators of institutionalization

15.00 – 16.30 – Presentation of the state of the art and available data per country:

Gisèle Sapiro (CNRS-CESSP) and Johan Heilbron (ERASMUS): SSH in France

Patrick Baert (Cambridge): SSH in the UK

Christian Fleck (University of Graz): SSH in Germany

Johan Heilbron (Erasmus University, Rotterdam): SSH in the Netherlands

Peter Tibor Nagy (WJLF): SSH in Hungary

Marco Santoro (University of Bologna): SSH in Italy

Gustavo Sora (CONICET): SSH in Argentina

16.30 – 16.45 – Break

16.45 – 18.00 – Comments of the advisory board and general discussion.

Tuesday 16th April – Sorbonne, 12 place du Panthéon, salle 211.

9.30 – 13.00 – Crossing boundaries between disciplines and countries. Chair: Yves Gingras (UQAM)

9.30 – 10.00 – Introduction: Johan Heilbron and Gustavo Sora. Indicators of internationalization and interdisciplinarity.

10.00 – 10.30 – Johan Heilbron: Beyond disciplinarity

10.30 – 11.00 – Johan Heilbron and Gisèle Sapiro: Internationalization of research and relationships with the US

11.00 – 11.15 – Break

11.15 – 11.45 – Johan Heilbron: The Emerging European Research Area

11.45 – 12.15 – Gustavo Sora: The changing relationships with the South

12.15 – 12.45 – Comments of the advisory board and general discussion.

14.15 – 18.00 – Circulation of paradigms, theories, controversies. Chair: Ingrid Holtey (University of Bielefeld)

14.15 – 14.45- Introduction: Patrick Baert and Marco Santoro. Constructing patterns of circulation

14.45 – 15.15- Patrick Baert: The international circulation of paradigms and theories

15.15 – 15.45- Marco Santoro: The international reception of major thinkers.

15.45 – 16.15- Patrick Baert, Gisèle Sapiro: Methodology, epistemology, controversies.

16.15 – 16.30- Break

16.30 – 17.30- Comments of the advisory board and general discussion.

17.30 – 18.00 – Synthesis of comments: Gisèle Sapiro.

Résumé du projet INTERCO-SSH

Le projet INTERCO-SSH a pour premier objectif de dresser un bilan de l’état des sciences humaines et sociales en Europe. Il entend également proposer des orientations afin de promouvoir la coopération scientifique par-delà les frontières disciplinaires et nationales, en s’appuyant sur les acquis des sciences humaines et sociales en Europe. A cette fin, il étudiera le développement des sciences humaines et sociales dans leur contexte socio-historique. L’étude du processus d’institutionnalisation de sept disciplines permettra d’identifier les facteurs sociologiques qui ont façonné « l’inconscient académique » des universitaires et qui favorisent ou freinent la coopération et les échanges intellectuels. Les rapports que les sciences humaines et sociales entretiennent avec les pouvoirs politiques et économiques feront l’objet d’une attention particulière. Les transferts de savoirs entre pays et disciplines seront également analysés, à travers la mobilité géographique des universitaires et la circulation des idées.

Le projet INTERCO-SSH mènera une analyse comparative de l’institutionnalisation des sciences humaines et sociales dans six pays européens (Royaume-Uni, France, Allemagne, Italie, Pays-Bas, Hongrie) de 1945 à nos jours. Il traitera aussi des échanges entre ces pays et d’autres régions : les Etats-Unis, l’Amérique Latine et des pays du Sud. L’approche articulera trois perspectives : 1) Construction de modèles d’institutionnalisation des sciences humaines et sociales, 2) Cartographie des échanges entre pays et disciplines, 3) Etude de la circulation des paradigmes, théories et controverses.

Ces trois perspectives permettront d’identifier les facteurs qui favorisent ou entravent la coopération intellectuelle et de faire des propositions pour l’améliorer. Utilisant les outils des sciences humaines et sociales pour étudier les SHS, ce projet vise également à constituer des « SSH studies » comme un champ de recherche à part entière qui fournira les moyens scientifiques pour évaluer et accompagner le développement des SHS et renforcer l’espace européen de la recherche.

INTERCO-SSH Abstract

The INTERCO-SSH project sets out, firstly, to assess the state of the SSH in Europe. Secondly, it aims to outline potential future pathways that would promote cooperation across disciplinary and national boundaries, building on the excellence that already exists in European SSH. To achieve this, it is necessary to study the SSH in their socio-historical context. The project will analyze the process of institutionalization of seven academic disciplines within the SSH to obtain an understanding of the sociological factors that have shaped the “academic unconscious” of scholars (i.e. the presuppositions underlying academic practice) and that facilitate or hinder intellectual cooperation and exchange. Attention will be paid to the relationship between the SSH and political and economic powers. The project will also investigate the already existing circulation of knowledge between countries and disciplines, encompassing an analysis of geographical mobility amongst scholars and an assessment of the circulation of ideas.

The INTERCO-SSH project sets out to develop a comparative analysis of the institutionalization of the SSH in six European countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary) from 1945 until now. It will also analyze exchanges between those countries and other areas: the US, Latin-America, and countries in the South. The approach will combine three perspectives: 1) it will construct patterns of institutionalization of the SSH; 2) it will map the exchanges between countries and disciplines; and 3) it will study the circulation of paradigms, theories and controversies.

These three perspectives will help to identify the factors that enable or inhibit intellectual cooperation and to make suggestions to improve it. Using the tools of the SSH to study the SSH, this project also aims to help establish the “SSH studies” as a proper academic field of inquiry, providing the scientific means for assessing and guiding the development of the SSH and for strengthening the European Research Area.