Following the success of last year’s edition, we are pleased to announce the new edition of the EHESS Summerschool : The Unity of Social Sciences? Rethinking the concept of Revolution from 3rd to 14th July 2017.

The study of the “longue durée” and the study of “Revolutions” have long been two of the holy grails of the social sciences: how structures perpetuate themselves and how they shift or collapse are, arguably, two central questions of the social sciences. The EHESS is famous for having produced path-breaking works on both topics (thanks to Fernard Braudel or François Furet, to mention only two of the most obvious examples). However, in light of recent world events (from the Arab Spring to the Internet Revolution), and because 2017 is the one-hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the EHESS would like to devote its Summer School to the study of Revolutions. How do we study Revolutions and what are their social and anthropological ramifications? These are the two broad set of questions that we will ask during two intensive weeks of discussion.


Political Revolution (1st week)

 Seminar leader: Hamit Bozarslan

Invited speakers: Alain Blum, Ivan Ermakoff, Sophie Wahnich

Sexual Revolution (1st week)

Seminar leader: Eva Illouz

Invited speaker: Elizabeth Armstrong, Rainer Kiesow, Clyde Marlo Plumauzille

Symbolic Revolution (2nd week)

 Seminar leader: Gisèle Sapiro

Invited speakers: Kapil Raj Frédérique Matonti, Esteban Buch


Economic Revolution (2nd week)

Seminar leader: Sébastien Lechevalier

Invited speakers:  Pierre-Cyrille HautcoeurNicolas BarreyreFrancis Chateauraynaud

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