21 September 2023

Facing the Scandal of Evil Through Literature

by Frédérique Leichter-Flack Not only is Literary fiction a valuable source for history, a repertoire of examples for philosophical reasoning, but it is also a […]
16 April 2023
Mappa Generalis Totius Imperii Russici. Author: Joseph Nicolas de L'Isle,,1745 . Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

Imperialism Revealed in the War. Russia Exposed

 By Sabine Dullin The war in Ukraine has revealed the breadth and depth of Russian imperialism and colonialism. However, many analyses of the war still […]
14 December 2022

Erasures and the Quest for Modernity: The Case of China

The writing and rewriting of history, and its use for political purposes are in the spotlight again. But the disproportionate attention given to violence in […]
13 June 2022

How Work Became a Revolutionary Concept

On the eve of the 1848 revolution, the founders of contemporary socialism—primarily Karl Marx and Pierre-Joseph Proudh——saw the working class as a unified entity: a […]
13 June 2022

Dying at Work? Industrial Society and the Relationship to Risk

On December 27, 1974, an explosion occurred in one of the tunnels of the Liévin coal mine in northern France. Forty-two miners were killed on […]
16 February 2022

The State in France and the United States: So Far, So Close

by Nicolas Barreyre, EHESS and Claire Lemercier, Center for the Sociology of Organisations (Sciences Po) Contrasting political life in France to that in the United […]
12 February 2022

Counting Populations to Better Govern?

The Birth of the Census in Spain and its Empire in the 19th Century How did the Spanish state set up a census of its […]
12 February 2022

‘Too many civil servants’: History of a Mantra

Some presidential candidates are calling for a massive reduction in the number of civil servants: they are not cost-effective enough. There is nothing new about […]
12 December 2021

Are Communicable Diseases Only Communicable?

By Catherine Cavalin, IRISSO & LIEPP, and Paul-André Rosental, Centre for History Scope and Discussion of the Epidemiological Transition For half a century, the so-called […]