mardi 30 novembre 2021

Émotions et gestion des épidémies

Émotions et gestion des épidémies dans les villes-centre de l’Europe moderne et contemporaine (1500-1900), Écosse, France, Espagne

Journée d’étude

vendredi 3 décembre 2021, de 9h à 16h40
MSH Paris Nord, salle 409, 4e étage

9h accueil

9h30 Sabrina Juillet, Sarah Pech, Stanis Perez : ouverture de la journée
Ports et propagation des épidémies

9h50 Didier Crémadès CHIBEC, directeur de la Commission Régionale du Patrimoine Hospitalier de la Fondation du Patrimoine Aurhalpin
La réaction de la Provence face à la peste, de 1480 à 1629

10h10 Fleur Beauvieux docteure en histoire de l’EHESS, Post-doctorante sur le programme CoMeSCov (LPED-IRD/AMU et CNE-EHESS/AMU)
Du déni à la joie : de quelques émotions observables à Marseille pendant les deux pestes de 1720 et 1722

10h30 Questions et échanges

10h50 Isabelle Guégan docteure en histoire moderne, chercheuse associée au Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique, Université de Brest
La maladie de Brest, Émotions et vie quotidienne à Brest face à une épidémie de typhus (1757-1758)

11h10 Tri Tran MCF HDR, Université de Tours
L’accueil sanitaire des voyageurs dans les ports britanniques au XIXe siècle : l’exemple de Glasgow

11h30 Questions et échanges

11h50 Anthony Lewis Glasgow Museums
The impacts of the plague threat of 1720 on Edinburgh and Glasgow

12h10 Questions et échanges

12h30 Repas
Émotion des villes, émotions dans les villes : expressions, réactions, représentations

14h10 Murray Pittock (Professor MAE FRSE, Bradley Professor and Pro Vice-Principal, Glasgow University
The plague in Edinburgh and Scotland in 1645 : impact, actions and cultural memory

14h30 Stanis Perez MSH Paris Nord, Pléiade, SFFEM
Le Dr. Ferran et le choléra à Valence : chronique d’une “peur bleue” hispanique à la fin du 19e s.

15h00 Questions et échanges


15h40 Louise Fang Université Sorbonne Paris Nord
“[T]he med’cine of the sickly weal” : médecine et pouvoir dans Macbeth

16h00 Philippe Casassus Pr. émérite de Thérapeutique, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord
Retour sur les épidémies du passé : que nous apprennent-elles ?

16h20 Questions et échanges

16h40 Clôture de la journée

Poste en histoire et philosophie de la santé à Durham University

Assistant Professor in History and Philosophy of Health and Medicine at Durham University

Call for applications

Job Number: (21001453)

Department of Philosophy

Grade 7/8: - £34,304 - £50,296 per annum

Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time

Contracted Hours per Week: 35

Closing Date: 06-Jan-2022, 11:59:00 PM

Further information:

Job title: Assistant Professor in History and Philosophy of Health and Medicine

Vacancy reference: PHIL22-2

Department: Philosophy

Responsible to: Head of Department

Grade: Grade 7 – Grade 8

Salary Range: £34,304 - £50,296 per annum

Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares

Open date: 15 November 2021

Closing date: 6 January 2022 at Midnight (UK)

Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 01 September 2022

Durham University

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

As part of Durham University, you’ll be working with exceptional minds, all with the desire to ask, and answer, the big questions. Access to leading edge facilities and an active contributor to the global research and university community means you’ll be part of an international and diverse network of partners spanning the world’s best research institutions, organisations and businesses. And all this within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. We offer the inspiration, they achieve the outstanding. We invite you to join them.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. We are committed to equality: if for any reason you have taken a career break or periods of leave that may have impacted on the volume and recency of research outputs, such as maternity, adoption or parental leave, you may wish to disclose this in your application. The selection committee will recognise that this may have reduced the quantity of your research accordingly.

Durham University’s Athena Swan institutional award recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting and supporting the development of women. We have also signed up to the Race Equality Charter, a national framework for improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. 

The Role

The Department of Philosophy at Durham University seeks to appoint an outstanding philosopher to the role of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in any area of the history and philosophy of health and medicine, broadly construed so as to include the history and philosophy of biomedical ethics, biomedical science, epidemiology, and public health, global health, and psychiatry.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution.
For more information, please visit our Department pages at

About the Department

The Philosophy Department at Durham University is a centre for world-leading research in a wide range of fields, grouped into four research clusters:

1. Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics;
2. History of Philosophy;
3. Mind, Language and Metaphysics; and
4. Science, Medicine and Society.

It leads several interdisciplinary research centres, including the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society, the Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease. Collaborative interdisciplinary research is at the heart of our research and impact strategy, as is our very strong performance in external research funding.

At both postgraduate and undergraduate level, students can choose from a wide range of topics spanning the whole discipline of philosophy, and also the history of science and medicine. Admissions to the Department’s undergraduate programmes is competitive, and we consistently perform strongly in national rankings for philosophy. We have one of the largest PhD programmes in the UK, and many of our students go on to pursue highly successful academic careers.

Benefitting from strong student recruitment, the Department has expanded significantly in recent years, investing in key research areas to create concentrations of expertise that will catalyse the development of our ideas. We are using this opportunity to create a scholarly community that is open, representative, and diverse: our commitment to this is expressed through the work of the Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Group, and our recent Athena Swan Bronze award.

Assistant Professors at Durham

The University is committed to enabling all of our colleagues to achieve their full potential. We promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment to ensure that all colleagues can thrive. Academic colleagues are supported to publish world-class research in their area of interest with a focus on quality in high impact journals, rather than quantity. We will fully support your research needs including practical, help such as resources to attend conferences and to fund research activity, as well as a generous research leave policy and a designated mentor. Sitting alongside world class research; teaching quality and innovation is critical to ensure a first class learning environment and curricula for all of our students. You will be supported to develop your teaching expertise and to engage in teaching innovation to embed our student experience.

All of our Assistant Professors are encouraged to focus on research and teaching but also to engage in wider citizenship to enhance their own development, to support their department and wider discipline, and to contribute to the wider student experience.

We are confident that our recruitment process allows us to attract and select the best international talent to Durham. We therefore offer a reduced probation period of 1 year for our Assistant Professors and thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance, you will be confirmed in post.

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of History and Philosophy of Health and Medicine , with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment that is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Key responsibilities:
  • Pursue research that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour, commensurate with the Department’s continuing emphasis on international excellence; 
  • To be developing clear plans for the pursuit of suitable national and international funding opportunities to support research and end-user engagement;
  • Play a role in relevant teaching and research supervision, and contribute to ongoing curriculum development;
  • Contribute to enhancing the quality of the research environment in the Department, the wider University and beyond through collaborative research activity; 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take contribute to the administrative work, citizenship and values of the Department; 
  • Offer lectures, seminars and tutorials at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels, with the opportunity to teach more widely within the Department, as well as engaging in related activity such as assessment;
  • To fully engage in and enhance the values of the Department;
  • To contribute to attracting and supervising research students, and to enhance the Department’s commitment to its vibrant and international postgraduate culture. 

Carry out such other duties as specified by the Head of Department.

Person Specification

Candidates applying for a grade 7 post will have recently completed or be concluding their PhD and, while they may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post, they should outline their experience, skills and achievements to date which demonstrate that they meet or that they have the potential to achieve the essential criteria.

Candidates applying for a grade 8 post must meet all of the essential criteria.


Candidates must have capacity for and be progressing towards the independent development of internationally excellent research that produces high quality outcomes, including some work that is recognised as world class or that has world-class potential.

Essential Research Criteria – Grade 7
Qualifications - a good first degree and a PhD in Philosophy or a related subject (which for grade 7 candidates may be completed or under examination).
Outputs - experience, skills and/or achievements which demonstrate experience of or the potential to produce high quality outputs that are recognised as world class or that have world-class potential. Candidates are asked to submit two research papers with their application (as outlined in the How to Apply section below). Candidates may additionally choose to submit evidence such as external peer review of their outputs.
Personal Research Plan - evidence of a personal research plan which supports and enhances the Philosophy research strategy.

Essential Research Criteria – Grade 8
Qualifications - a good first degree and a PhD in Philosophy or a related subject.
Outputs - evidence of high quality outputs, some of which is recognised as world-class. Candidates are asked to submit tworesearch papers with their application (as outlined in the How to Apply section below). Candidates may additionally choose to submit evidence such as external peer review of their outputs.
Personal Research Plan - evidence of a personal research plan which supports and enhances the Philosophy research strategy.


Candidates must demonstrate the development and delivery of high-quality teaching that contributes to providing a world-class learning environment and curricula which enables students to achieve their potential.

Essential Teaching Criteria – Grade 7
Qualification - candidates must be or have the ability to attain the rank of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (, which is the national body that champions teaching excellence (or Equivalent).
Quality - Experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrates the experience of or the potential to deliver high-quality effective, and engaging teaching. (Candidates may choose to provide student evaluation scores and/or peer reviews of teaching).
Innovation – experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to contribute to new programme development and innovate in the design and delivery of high-quality teaching or assessment of learning including lectures, small group learning and/or using technology or other techniques to enhance learning and/or assessment.
Strategic - experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to engage in the design of excellent teaching programmes which are research-informed and led.

Essential Teaching Criteria – Grade 8
Qualification - candidates must be or have the ability to attain the rank of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (, which is the national body that champions teaching excellence (or Equivalent).
Quality - evidence of the development and delivery of high-quality teaching effective and engaging teaching. (Candidates may choose to provide student evaluation scores and/or peer reviews of teaching).
Innovation – evidence of contribution to new programme development and innovation in the design and delivery of high-quality teaching or assessment of learning including lectures, small group learning and/or using technology or other techniques to enhance learning and/or assessment.

4. Strategic - evidence of strategic teaching development - engagement in the design of excellent teaching programmes which are research informed and led.

Services, Citizenship and Values

Candidates must actively engage in the administrative and collegial requirements of the Department and positively contribute to the University Values and to fostering a respectful environment; as well as demonstrating their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Essential Services, Citizenship and Values criteria – Grade 7
Collegial contribution – experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to participate in the collegial/administrative activities of an academic Department, Faculty or University. (Candidates may choose to evidence departmental or University roles, mentoring activity, pastoral and academic support of students, engagement with widening participation, involvement in equality and diversity initiatives and membership or engagement with external bodies).
Leadership - experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to engage in activities that contribute to the administrative functioning of an academic Department, Faculty, University and/or discipline including leadership or responsibilities in an academic context. (Candidates may choose to detail any leadership roles which they have undertaken, preferably in an academic context).
Communication - candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of students and colleagues across a variety of forums.

Essential Services, Citizenship and Values criteria – Grade 8
Collegial contribution – evidence of participation in the collegial/administrative activities of an academic Department, Faculty or University. (Candidates may choose to evidence departmental or University roles, mentoring activity, pastoral and academic support of students, engagement with widening participation, involvement in equality and diversity initiatives and membership or engagement with external bodies).
Leadership - engagement in activities that contribute to the administrative functioning of an academic Department, Faculty, University and/or discipline including leadership or responsibilities in an academic context. (Candidates may choose to detail any leadership roles which they have undertaken, preferably in an academic context).
Communication - candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of students and colleagues across a variety of forums.

Desirable Criteria – Grade 7

The desirable criteria for this post (for which candidates should provide evidence of some if not all criteria) are:
Research Leadership - experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to contribute to the leadership of research groups and the mentoring of early career researchers. (Candidates may choose to include information about research group leadership, mentoring of research colleagues, invitations to external events, engagement with international networks or projects).
PhD Supervision – experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to provide excellent supervision for PhD students.
Research Impact - experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to evidence research impact beyond their institution.
Income Generation - experience, skills and/or achievements that demonstrate experience of or the potential to develop successful research projects and quality research grant proposals.

Desirable Criteria – Grade 8

The desirable criteria for this post (for which candidates should provide evidence of some if not all criteria) are:
Research Leadership - contribution to the leadership of research groups and the mentoring of early career researchers. (Candidates may choose to include information about research group leadership, mentoring of research colleagues, invitations to external events, engagement with international networks or projects).
PhD Supervision – involvement in the provision of excellent supervision for PhD students.
Research Impact - demonstrable evidence of the impact of the Candidate’s research beyond their institution.
Income Generation - evidence of engagement in the development of successful research projects and quality research grant proposals.

Contact Information

Department contact for academic-related enquiries

Professor Robin Hendry, Head of Department, Department of Philosophy,

Contact information for technical difficulties when submitting your application

If you encounter technical difficulties when using the online application form, we prefer you send enquiries by email. Please send your name along with a brief description of the problem you’re experiencing to

Alternatively, you may call 0191 334 6801 from the UK, or +44 191 334 6801 from outside the UK. This number operates during the hours of 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday, UK time. We will normally respond within one working day (Monday to Friday, excluding UK public holidays).

University contact for general queries about the recruitment process

Michele Groark (HR Administrator) -

How to Apply

We prefer to receive applications online.

Please note that in submitting your application, we will be processing your data. We would ask you to consider the relevant University Privacy Statement which provides information on the collation, storing and use of data.

Information if you have a disability

The University welcomes applications from disabled people. We are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. We will make adjustments to support the interview process wherever it is reasonable to do so and, where successful, adjustments will be made to support people within their role.

If you are unable to complete your application via our recruitment system, please get in touch with us on

What to Submit

All applicants are asked to submit:
  • A CV 
  • A covering letter which details your experience, strengths, and potential in the requirements set out above;
  • A personal research plan.
  • An EDI & values statement - As a University we foster a collegiate community of extraordinary people aligned to the University’s values. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are a key part of the University’s Strategy and a central part of everything we do. At Durham, we actively work towards providing an environment where our staff and students can study, work and live in a community which is supportive and inclusive, and in doing so, recruit the world’s best candidates from all backgrounds and identities. It’s important to us that all of our colleagues are aligned to both our values and commitment to EDI. We therefore ask that as part of your application you provide a statement (of no more than 1 side of A4) which outlines work in which you have been involved in which demonstrates your commitment to EDI and our values
  • Two of your most significant pieces of written work. Where possible your written work should have been published or submitted since 2014, however work prior to 2014 may be submitted where candidates have had career breaks.

Where possible we request that you provide web links to these which the hiring Department will access to read your work. The application form contains fields in which to enter each of the web links.

In the event you are unable to provide accessible links to online hosting of your work, your work should be uploaded as PDFs as part of your application in our recruitment system. Please ensure that your PDFs are not larger than 5mb. Please note that your work may be read by colleagues from across the Department and evaluated against the current REF criteria;

Please save all application documents with your name and document type as PDF files.

We will notify you on the status of your application at various points throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk folder periodically to ensure you receive all emails.


You should provide details of 3 academic referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference (if they are not listed as an academic referee). Please note:
We shall seek the academic references during the application process. Academic referees should not (if possible) include your PhD supervisor(s) and a majority should be from a University other than your own (save for early career applicants applying for their first post). We would ask that you alert your academic referees to this application as soon as possible, and provide them with a copy of the CV you submit with your application, so that we can quickly obtain references should you be progressed to the interview stage. As part of your application you will be asked whether you give your consent to your academic references being sought should you be invited to attend interview.
Academic references sought for short-listed candidates may be made available to the panel during the interview process.
We will seek a reference from your current line-manager if we make you an offer of employment (albeit you may have also nominated your line manager as an academic referee). Please clearly indicate which referee is your current line-manager and please let us know if we should only approach them once an offer has been made.

Next Steps

All applications will be considered; our usual practice is for colleagues across the Department to read the submitted work of long-listed candidates.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to the University, either virtually or in person and will have the opportunity to meet key members of the Department. The assessment for the post will normally include a presentation to staff and students in the Department followed by an interview and we anticipate that the assessments and interviews will take place over two days on or around 06 and 07 April 2022.

In the event that you are unable to attend in person on the date offered, it may not be possible to offer you an interview on an alternative date.

About Durham University

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career while enjoying a high quality work/life balance. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

All new staff are given membership in a Senior Common Room in one of our 17 colleges for their first year and thereafter they may choose to remain and/or to join additional SCRs. SCR membership offers the opportunity to participate in social and scholarly events - dinners, lectures, debates, research talks (colleges are all interdisciplinary), music and drama. Membership includes past and present University staff, alumni, and members of the wider Durham community and gives the opportunity to engage with the College’s students.

Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions. Durham offers an excellent choice of city, suburban and rural residential locations. The University provides a range of benefits including pension and childcare provision and the University’s Relocation Manager can assist with potential schooling requirements.

If you’d like to find out more about the University or relocating you and your family to Durham, please visit

Soldats allemands et psychiatrie militaire

Diagnosing Dissent: German soldiers, military psychiatry, and patient agency in World War One

Lecture by Rebecca Ayako Bennette

 On 9 December 2021, from 16h to 17h30 (CET/Brussels time) historian Rebecca Ayako Bennette (Middlebury College, USA) will give an online lecture titled ‘Diagnosing Dissent: German soldiers, military psychiatry, and patient agency in World War One.’ You are all welcome to attend this lecture. Please register here. You will receive the link after registration.

This lecture is part of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series 2021-2022, which focuses on ‘patient agency’. 

Abstract: Bennette’s new interpretation of military psychiatry in Germany during World War I demonstrates that contemporary doctors were neither as dismissive of the traumatizing effects of modern warfare nor as brutal in their approach to afflicted soldiers as historians have commonly believed. This not only affected the treatment of shell-shocked soldiers but also impacted how even overt forms of disobedience and opposition like desertion and conscientious objection were handled. Instead of criminalizing these soldiers, as was commonly the case in other countries, the German system medicalized them, allowing for far more space for dissent within the military. Soldiers used this space created within the practice of military psychiatry to assert patient agency, despite the uneven playing field with which they had to contend.

Bio: Rebecca Ayako Bennette received a BA from Johns Hopkins University and an MA and PhD from Harvard University. She is author of Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Diagnosing Dissent: Hysterics, Deserters, and Conscientious Objectors in Germany during World War One (Cornell University Press, 2020). She is a professor of history at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA.

lundi 29 novembre 2021

Médecine et religion en dialogue avec la philosophie dans l'Antiquité

Médecine et religion en dialogue avec la philosophie dans l'Antiquité

Journée d'études

vendredi 3 décembre 2021
10h15 – 15h30

Université de Lille
Campus Pont de Bois
Maison de la recherche salle F0.13

Unités de recherche HALMA UMR 8164, Université de Lille, CNRS, Ministère de la Culture
Journée d’études dans le cadre du programme «Hors champs philosophiques » (HALMA, UMR 8164)
organisée par : A.-C. Lozier et A.-I. Bouton

Modalités d’inscription & contact :


Matinée :
10h15 : Accueil des participants

Sébastien Barbara (UdL, Halma) : « Formes d’adhésion et incertitudes autour de l’expérience religieuse du Colosse de Memnon ».

Julien Devinant (UdL, STL) : « Galien et l’occulte : la part de l’inconnu dans l’épistémologie médicale galénique ».

Pause déjeuner

Après-midi :
13h30 -15 h00
Thomas Bénatouïl (UdL, STL) : « A quoi peut servir la philosophie ? Galien face à Strabon et à Vitruve ».

Mélanie Lucciano (Université de Rouen, Normandie) : « Hominum pectora fenestrata et
aperta : quel critère pour la connaissance de soi ? Regards croisés entre une préface de Vitruve et la comédie romaine ».

Discussions 15h-15h30

L'histoire du harcèlement sexuel sur la longue durée

Écrire l'histoire du harcèlement sexuel sur la longue durée : nommer, dénoncer, représenter, mettre en image ou en musique 


Le colloque du projet AVISA se tiendra les 9 et 10 décembre 2021 en format hybride. Organisé avec le soutien de la MSH Paris-Saclay et du laboratoire DYPAC (UVSQ).

10 and 11 December 
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
45 Boulevard Vauban, 78280 Guyancourt

Entrée libre sur inscription. Pour le présentiel, présentation pass sanitaire obligatoire.

9 décembre 

Université d’Évry Val d’Essonne
Amphi 3 • 2 rue du facteur Cheval • 91000 Évry Courcouronnes

9:00-10:30 Mettre en scènes et en mots : Présidence Hélène Marquié

9:00 : Sylvain Louet, « Les figures du harcèlement sexuel dans les fictions muettes françaises
Une consolidation du modèle de linéarité narrative sur les écrans (1903-1918) »

9:30 : Tatiana Clavier, « Dénonciation du harcèlement sexuel et héroïsation des victimes
dans quelques Vies de femmes illustres de la Renaissance »

10:00 : Florence Magnot-Ogilvy, « La notion d’inquiétude spatiale féminine comme
« micro-phénomène » dans Les Illustres Françaises de Robert Challe (1713) »

10:30-10:45 Pause thé/café

10:45-12:00 Oser confronter le harcèlement sexuel ? Présidence : Sylvie Steinberg

10:45 : Helène Marquié , « Mme Cardinal a des révoltes de mère vertueuse »
Réalités contre représentations : faire une histoire du harcèlement dans les coulisses de la danse

11:15 : Jessica Jimeno, « Le harcèlement sexuel dans Orange is the New Black :
la série dans l’entre-deux de l’ère #MeToo »

12:00-14:00 Pause déjeuner

14:00-15:30 Dénoncer : voix de femmes (partie 1). Présidence Line Cottegnies

14:00 : Louise Sylvester, « Using transitivity analysis to investigate sexual harassment in medieval romances »

14:30 : Mariela Fargas, « Au bord du doute : entre harcèlement sexuel et séduction.
Incertitudes sur le mariage dans les temps modernes (Barcelona, XVIIe siècle.) »

15:00 : Van Appelghem Héloïse, « Héroïnes contre harceleurs : représentations du pouvoir patriarcal
et stratégies de résistance au cinéma. Étude de cas de Promising Young Woman
(Emerald Fennell, 2020) »

15:30-15:45 Pause thé/café

15:45-17:00 Dénoncer : voix de femmes (partie 2). Présidence Susan Baddeley

15:45 : Mathieu Laflamme, « « […] et s’estant trouvée extremement pressée par ledit Monestie
et luy assurant toujours que si elle venoit ensainte il l’espouseroit […] » :
courtiser et harceler à Toulouse au XVIIIe siècle ».

16:15 : Caroline Giron-Panel, « De Platée à Carmen, mise en scène et représentation du harcèlement sexuel
à l’opéra ».

10 décembre
Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin
Auditorium de la BU • 45 Boulevard Vauban • 78280 Guyancourt

9:30-11:30 Mots de harceleurs. Présidence Caroline Muller

9:30 : Anaïs Albert, « « Un langage si ignoble » et des « tentatives coupables » :
le harcèlement sexuel des apprenties dans l’industrie textile, à Paris, sous le Second Empire ».

10:00 : Angélique Iba ñez Aristondo, « Expe rience de guerre et blessure narcissique.
Roland Dorgelès et l’e criture traumatique du harcèlement (1915 – 1949) ».

10:30 : Sarah Cre pieux-Duytsche, « Érotisation et sentimentalisation du harcèlement
au travers de la peinture mythologique entre les XVIe et XVIIe siècles ».

11:30-12:30 Projection

11:30 : Myriam Dao, « Une chambre (de bonne) à soi »

12:30-14:00 Pause déjeuner (salle 526 bâtiment Vauban)

14:00-15:00 Résister en paroles et en gestes. Présidence Sarah Sepulchre

14:00 : Florys Castan-Vicente, « « De fendez-vous, Mesdames ! »
harcèlement de rue et autode fense à l’aube du XXe siècle ».

14:30 : Olivier Caïra, « Mode d’emploi du consentement selon James Bond ».

15:00-15:15 Pause thé/café

15:15-17:00 Mettre en musique et en images. Présidence Didier Lett

15:15 : Delphine Grenet & Maud Perez Simon, « Scènes « non courtoises » en intérieur domestique.
Le harcèlement sexuel à la lumière des plafonds peints médiévaux (XIVe-XVe siècles) »

15:45 : Brigitte Rollet, « « La chasse gardée du mâle » : variations sur le harcèlement sexuel
dans le cinéma français ».

16:15 : Mawy Bouchard, « La « belle dame sans mercy » et le refus du guerdon »


Pour plus d'information sur le projet, vous pouvez visiter le site du projet AVISA ( ou la page dédié sur le site web du laboratoire DYPAC (

Savoirs sur l’impuissance sexuelle en Espagne (1780-1910).

Savoirs sur l’impuissance sexuelle en Espagne (années 1780-1910). Contribution à une histoire de l’hétérosexualité

Soutenance de thèse de Marie Walin

Thèse réalisée sous la direction de Mme Sylvie CHAPERON
(Professeure des Universités, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
et M. Jean-Philippe LUIS († Professeur des Universités, Université Clermont Auvergne)

La soutenance aura lieu le

vendredi 3 décembre 2021 à 14h

à l'Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, en salle D31 (Maison de la Recherche, Campus du Mirail, Toulouse)

et en distanciel en suivant ce lien :

Elle sera suivie d’un pot en salle D28 auquel vous êtes chaleureusement convié·es.

Pour des raisons d’organisation, je vous serais reconnaissante de bien vouloir m’écrire si vous souhaitez assister à la soutenance en présentiel. Le pass sanitaire est obligatoire.

Le jury sera composé de:

Mme Inmaculada BLASCO HERRANZ – Profesora Titular, Universidad de la Laguna

M. Frédéric CHAUVAUD – Professeur des Universités, Université de Poitiers (rapporteur)

M. Richard CLEMINSON – Chair in Hispanic Studies, University of Leeds

M. Stéphane MICHONNEAU – Professeur des Universités, Université de Lille

Mme Isabelle RENAUDET – Professeure des Universités, Université Aix-Marseille (rapportrice)

Résumé :

Au XIX e siècle, l’impuissance sexuelle est une cause de nullité de mariage en Espagne. Ce travail repose sur l’analyse de 61 d’entre elles instruites par les tribunaux diocésains de Madrid et Saragosse entre 1777 et 1919 et d’un corpus de sources médicales, juridiques, littéraires et érotiques. À la fin du XVIII e siècle, l’impuissance est définie comme toute incapacité physique ou morale empêchant de pratiquer le coït, et peut donc concerner des femmes. Son traitement juridique et médical traduit la volonté de l’Église d’encourager la procréation et d’éviter les pratiques sexuelles immorales. À partir des années 1840, les savoirs sur la sexualité reproductive se transforment considérablement, donnant naissance à la fin du siècle à une « proto-sexologie » qui bouleverse les savoirs sur l’impuissance. Alors qu’au début du siècle ni le mot ni le concept de sexualité n’existent, à la fin ces nouveaux savoirs, l’approfondissement de la binarité de genre et l’émergence de la notion d’identité sexuelle en font une pathologie masculine interprétée comme le signe d’une virilité défaillante. Autour d’elle se concentrent alors des angoisses consécutives au « Désastre » de 1898 : celles d’une décadence et d’une dégénérescence de l’Espagne autrefois si puissante, qui aurait perdu sa virilité avec l’entrée dans la modernité.

Mots-clefs : Sexualité ; Masculinité ; Histoire de la médecine ; Espagne ; XIX e siècle.

dimanche 28 novembre 2021

Les politiques de fabrication des vaccins

Immunization and States. The Politics of Making Vaccines

Edited By Stuart Blume & Baptiste Baylac-Paouly

November 19, 2021 
238 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367672270

Globally, there has been a move away from national public sector vaccine development over the past 30 years. Immunization and States: The Politics of Making Vaccines explores vaccine geopolitics, analyzing why, and how this move happened, before looking at the ramifications in the context of Covid-19.

This unique book uses eight country studies – looking at Croatia, India, Iran, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Spain, and Sweden – to explore the role of public sector vaccine institutes, past and present. Raising questions about national sovereignty, the erosion of multilateralism, and geopolitics, it also contributes to debates around public interest and privatization in the health sector. An extended introduction sets the chapters in an international context, whilst the epilogue looks forward to the future of vaccine development and production.

This is an important book for students, scholars, and practitioners with an interest in vaccine development from a range of fields, including public health, medicine, science and technology studies, history of medicine, politics, international relations, and the sociology of health and illness.

Médecine, magie et guérison

Medicine, Magic and Healing 


An Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies research event

Date 29 - 30 November 2021
Place Hotel Du Vin Exeter

Please note regisration is required for this event as we have a number limit at the venue. Please contact Sarah Wood further information

Monday, November 29

12–1 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. Introduction

1:30–3 p.m. Panel 1:
Emily Selove, “Sleep in the Shāmil of Sirāj al-Dīn al-Sakkākī (d. 1229)”

Bink Hallum, “From Invincibility to Immunity: The Centesimal Magic Square in Legend, Theory and Practice”

3:30–5 p.m. Panel 2:
Earl Fontainelle, “The Theory of the Pneumatic Vehicle in Late-Antique Platonism and the Islamicate Medical Sciences” 

Nahyan Fancy, “Commentaries and the Emergence of non-Galenic, non-Avicennan Medical Theories”

Tuesday, November 30

9.30 a.m. Coffee

10 a.m.–12.15 p.m. Panel 3:
Petra Schmidl, “Magic and Medicine in 13th Century Yemen”

Dionisius Agius, “Sellem maurum servum sacre religionis: Magic and the Inquisition in Malta 1605”

Catherine Rider, “Christians, Muslims and Magical Healing in front of the Inquisition in Malta, 1600–1605”

12.15–1.30 p.m. Lunch

samedi 27 novembre 2021

Les manuscrits arabes de Maïmonide

The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides: New English Translations based on the Critical Editions of the Arabic Manuscripts

Gerrit Bos

Brill, Leiden;
Paperback; 675 pp., €49.00).
ISBN is 978-90-04-49887-7

This edition contains the collected English translations of the series The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides (17 vols., 2002–2021) that were published by Gerrit Bos in parallel critical editions along with the original Arabic texts. The collection offers three main medical treatises by Maimonides (1138–1204) ( Medical Aphorisms; Commentary on Hippocrates’ Aphorisms; On Poisons and the Protection against Lethal Drugs and six minor ones ( On Coitus; On the Regimen of Health; On the Elucidation of Some Symptoms and the Response to Them; On Hemorrhoids; On Asthma; On Rules Regarding the Practical Part of the Medical Art, presented for the first time in one harmonized volume, supplemented by indexes of diseases, medicinal ingredients, and quoted physicians.

Santé et médecine du point de vue des sciences humaines

Santé/Médecine du point de vue des Sciences Humaines

Séminaire doctoral pluridisciplinaire

Organisé par Mathilde Martinais et Marie Potvain

Ce séminaire a pour but de créer un espace d’échanges et de réflexion pluridisciplinaires autour des questions de santé et de médecine analysées sous les multiples angles que proposent les sciences humaines. Nous désirons faire dialoguer les disciplines, faisant intervenir et interagir ensemble des doctorant.e.s et jeunes chercheur.euse.s en histoire, anthropologie, sciences politiques, sciences de l’éducation ainsi que des chercheur.euse.s confirmé.e.s et des professionnel.le.s de terrains. Désirant lutter contre l’isolement des jeunes chercheur.euse.s en SHS traitant de questions de santé, ce séminaire se veut être un espace fécond d’ouverture scientifique et de discussion autour de sujets divers, liés à la fois aux questions de santé et aux problématiques inhérentes à la recherche doctorale et postdoctorale.

Le séminaire se déroulera au format hybride : en présentiel il se déroulera au campus des Grands-Moulins, bâtiment Olympe de Gouges au 8 rue Albert Einstein 75013 Paris en salle 830 et via Zoom : 

Inscritpion par mail :

20 oct. 2021

Caroline Tran Van : « La sélection des étudiants dans les facultés de médecine en Angleterre », agrégée d'anglais, doctorante en Langues et Littératures Etrangères à l'Université de Paris, LARCA.
Guillaume Linte : «Médecine, savoirs et colonisation dans l'espace atlantique français», postdoctorant FNS à l' Université de Genève, Faculté de Médecine, iEH2

Isabelle Coquillard, docteure en histoire moderne et contemporaine
24 nov. 2021

Mariana Sanchez : « L'histoire naturelle dans le paysage intellectuel hispanique de l'époque moderne », doctorante en histoire à l'Université de Paris, ICT.

Safiatou Diallo : «Complémentarité des médecines en Afrique de l'Ouest », Chargée de Recherche, docteure en Sciences de l'éducation
Lucie Friedrich, autrice, anthropologue, chargée de projet IRD.
S É A N C E 3 : H A N D I C A P
26 jan. 2022

Marie Mangenelli : « Une anthropologie des expériences de mères d'enfants autistes à Bangalore (Inde du Sud) : la construction sociale d'une catégorie biomédicale », doctorante en anthropologie à l'Université de Paris, CANTHEL

Deuxième intervenant.e à venir

Ninon Dubourg docteure en histoire médiévale à l'Université de Paris



30 mars 2022


Marcos Azevedo : « Aux marges de la psychiatrie, aux recoins de la ville: l’accompagnement à domicile de personnes vivant
avec des troubles psychiques », psychanalyste, docteur en sociologie à l'EHESS, Cems-Cermes3
Luis Alberto Torres : «Processus de circulation des savoirs et pratiques scientifiques sur la folie entre la France et le Chili,
1852-1905 », doctorant en histoire à l'EHESS, CERMES3
Florence Hadler, anthropologue et psychologue clinicienne, chercheuse associée au CANTHEL de l'Université de Paris
11 mai 2022
Jules Villa : « Enjeux épidémiques environnementaux et sanitaire », doctorant en sciences politiques à l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Médialab Science Po
Xiaojing Han : « L'épidémie de choléra à Shanghai dans les années 1930 », doctorante en histoire contemporaine à l'EHESS, CCJ.
Discutant.e à venir
25 mai 2022
1 6 h 3 0 - 1 8 h 30
Sophie Vasset et François Zanetti : « Histoire du thermalisme » , maîtres de conférences en histoire à l'Université de Paris, LARCA et ICT
Marie-Luce Gélard : « Les bains de sable dans le désert saharien » , maître de conférences en anthropologie à l'Université de Paris, CANTHEL

vendredi 26 novembre 2021

La prise en charge de la déficience en Californie

Laboratory of Deficiency Sterilization and Confinement in California, 1900–1950s

Natalie Lira  


University of California Press
November 2021
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780520355682

Pacific Colony, a Southern California institution established to care for the "feebleminded," justified the incarceration, sterilization, and forced mutilation of some of the most vulnerable members of society from the 1920s through the 1950s. Institutional records document the convergence of ableism and racism in Pacific Colony. Analyzing a vast archive, Natalie Lira reveals how political concerns over Mexican immigration—particularly ideas about the low intelligence, deviant sexuality, and inherent criminality of the "Mexican race"—shaped decisions regarding the treatment and reproductive future of Mexican-origin patients. Labaratory of Deficiency documents the ways Mexican-origin people sought out creative ways to resist institutional control and offers insight into the ways race, disability, and social deviance have been called upon to justify the confinement and reproductive constraint of certain individuals in the name of public health and progress. 

Politique scientifique et politique de la science

Science Policy and the Politics of Science

Call for papers

European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) tenth biannual conference. 

Brussels, Belgium, 

Organised by the National Committee for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (NCLHPS) of Belgium.


The theme of the ESHS 2022 conference will be Science Policy and the Politics of Science, a topic with a particular resonance over these past years. The outbreak of Covid-19 has called attention to the shifting legitimacy of science-based expertise and the reliance on expert authority in policy-making by state and national governments. Clearly, this serves as an indication for a need to understand the role of scientists and scholars in society within a broader historical frame.

From a historiographical viewpoint, the conference will be an opportunity to showcase the latest investigations of scientific institutions across time and space. Beyond the traditional views on history of science governance and management, recent studies have enhanced our understanding of scientific knowledge and practice from global, epistemological, and gendered perspectives, encompassing new experimental and digital methodologies.

We welcome proposals on all periods, geographic locations, and areas of specialisation, addressing topics including, but not limited to, the following:

· Institutions, places, and spaces of scientific knowledge: centre and peripheries

· Patronage and science funding: public and private interests

· Theory and practice in scientific and technical expertise

· Material, visual, and textual cultures in the institutionalisation of the sciences

· Circulation and networks of scientific knowledge

· Colonial histories and heritage in the sciences

· Gender and ethnicity in scientific institutions and leadership

· Trials and standardisation in science making

· Openness and secrecy in the dissemination of scientific knowledge

· Amateur scholarship, lay practice, and citizen science

· Trust and authority in scientific discourse and policy

· Scientific movements, ideologies, and related historiographical narratives


We welcome submissions for individual papers as well as symposia which combine 3 or 4 papers. Proposals should be submitted by filling in the relevant template (in attachment), which can also be found on the website.

For Symposium proposals:

To submit your symposium proposal, send the filled-in template as an attached file by email with subject line: “ESHS 2022 Symposium Proposal” to

Symposium applicants should not also submit an individual paper proposal, unless they have been notified of the rejection of the symposium proposal. The status of the symposium proposal will be announced well before the closure of the call for papers.

The deadline for symposium proposals is 31 December 2021, 23:59 CET.

For Paper proposals:

To submit your paper proposal, send the filled-in template as an attached file by email with subject line: “ESHS 2022 Paper Proposal” to

The deadline for paper proposals is 21 February 2022, 23:59 CET.

We particularly encourage proposals that foster gender–equality and diversity, including researchers with various institutional affiliations, at diverse stages of their professional careers, with different geographical origins, and from underrepresented groups.

For further information:

jeudi 25 novembre 2021

Les stérilisations masculines volontaires en Europe

Faire et défaire la virilité. Les stérilisations masculines volontaires en Europe (1919-1939)

Élodie Serna

Presses universitaires de Rennes
Éditeur : (25/11/2021)
EAN : 9782753582309

Bien que la stérilisation masculine soit encore une méthode contraceptive marginale en France, son histoire est longue de plus d'un siècle. Dans l'entre-deux-guerres, la vasectomie est employée dans un cadre thérapeutique pour rajeunir et fortifier. En parallèle, l'eugénisme promeut sa simplicité et son efficacité pour encourager la sélection des naissances. Au même moment, des opérations s'organisent clandestinement pour permettre aux hommes de limiter le nombre de leurs enfants. Selon les intentions et les statuts des opérateurs et des opérés, la stérilisation masculine volontaire est diversement connotée et on lui attribue tour à tour le pouvoir de faire et de défaire la virilité. À partir d'archives concernant neuf pays d'Europe, Faire et défaire la virilité offre un récit inédit d'un épisode méconnu de l'histoire des masculinités. Au croisement de l'histoire de la médecine, de l'histoire de l'eugénisme et de l'histoire de l'anarchisme, il interroge la matérialité de la virilité et montre de quelle manière le corps masculin est au coeur d'enjeux politiques et sociaux qui continuent de résonner.

Médecine, mythe et mémoire

Medicine, Myth and Memory: Trusted Voices in the Pandemic


Thu, December 9, 2021
5:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

About this event

Since March 2020, medical museums across the UK have shown an impressive ability to adapt to new ways of working, keeping audiences and collections at the forefront when their doors have been forced to close.

Medical Museums occupy a unique space in the culture and heritage sector. Their historical collections, education and learning programmes, and public engagement offers are more important than ever, as UK citizens seek answers and information during this challenging time for public health. Just when we need a long view of medicine and health, our museums are facing operational challenges and uncertain futures. However, there’s a greater crisis in which medical museums could be playing a greater role – as trusted spaces to capture and share the stories of COVID-19, contextualised within the historic human struggle against disease.

This online event will be free to attend. It is being organised by the UK Medical Collections Group; a group of museums and collections reconvened in response to the coronavirus pandemic, to support collaboration between medical museums for the public good.

You are welcome to drop in for selected talks if you can’t make the whole day. 

Morning session (10.00 – 12:15)

10:00 Welcome and introduction, Nat Edwards, Chief Executive, Thackray Medical Museum

Overview of Thackray as vaccination centre/reopening

10:15 Plague participation in the Pandemic: How Eyam Museum developed digital presence and new partnerships. Owen Roberts, Curator, Eyam Museum .

10:35 Experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic : Sharing doctors voices. Lowri Jones, Senior Curator, Royal College of Physicians Museum.

10:55 How do you open a building that remains closed? Gail Chapman, Public Programmes Officer, Royal College of Physicians.

11:15 Comfort break

11:25 Enhancing the Science Museum’s catalogue in collaboration with volunteers from the Thalidomide Society – an online project during the third national lockdown. Selina Hurley and Ruth Blue, Curator of Medicine, The Science Museum.

11:45-12.15 Q&A

Afternoon session (14.00 – 16:00)

14:00 Welcome back

14:05 Memories of the ventilator: Trauma, personal mythology and the role of medical museum. Nina Thompson, MPhil/PhD student, University College London

14:15 Owen Gower, Museum Manager, Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden - title TBC

14:35 Q&A all speakers/ reflections

15:00 Round up and close

mercredi 24 novembre 2021

Histoire du ventre

Histoire du ventre. Entrailles, tripes et boyaux. Antiquité, Moyen Âge, Époque moderne

Franck Collard, Evelyne Samama (dir.)

Date de publication : 15 novembre 2021
Broché - format : 15,5 x 24 cm • 380 pages
ISBN : 978-2-343-24686-4

Si les recherches médicales récentes tendent à accorder au ventre une place plus importante qu'autrefois, les textes littéraires antiques en font déjà le lieu symbolique de l'énergie vitale. Le ventre a une longue histoire. Les Anciens déploraient les maux de ventre auxquels ils cherchaient des remèdes tout en soulignant le lien entre l'alimentation et la santé. Le livre propose l'étude des différentes fonctions affectées au ventre par les auteurs antiques, médiévaux et modernes. Puis il explore les différentes pathologies explicatives des « maux de ventre ». Il présente enfin le ventre au figuré, textes et images, de la poésie au théâtre. 

Bourse en histoire contemporaine

Chercheur.euse en histoire contemporaine

Appel à candidatures

L’Institut historique allemand (IHA) est un centre de recherche de la fondation publique Max Weber –
Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland. Nous travaillons sous la devise »Recherche – Médiation – Qualification « dans le domaine de l’histoire française, franco-allemande et ouest-européenne, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, et jouons un rôle de premier plan dans la médiation entre l’Allemagne et la France. L’histoire  numérique et l’Afrique subsaharienne constituent des axes de recherche complémentaires.

Nous recrutons au 1er mars 2022 (négociable) un/e chercheur/se pour le département de recherche en histoire contemporaine (XIXe–XXIe siècle)

Ce poste a un objectif de qualification et permet la réalisation d’un projet de recherche (thèse d’habilitation ou second book). Il s’agit d’un contrat postdoctoral d’une durée de trois ans avec possibilité de prolongation jusqu’à maximum cinq ans. Le projet de recherche doit s’inscrire dans les axes de recherche de l’IHA. Nous attendons du/de la future titulaire du poste qu’il/elle ait une expertise en histoire contemporaine récente (après 1945), démontrée par la thèse de doctorat ou le nouveau projet de recherche.

Les tâches comprennent:
• la réalisation du projet personnel de recherche,
• la collaboration active au sein du département: organisation d’évènements spécifiques, expertise,
coencadrement de boursier/ères et de la bibliothèque, etc.,
• la collaboration active au sein de la rédaction des publications de l’IHA,
• le rôle d’interlocuteur/trice pour les chercheur/ses français/es et allemand/es pour l’époque contemporaine,
en particulier pour la période après 1945,
• engagement au sein des groupes de travail au niveau de l’institut et de la fondation.

Profil requis:
• une ébauche élaborée d’un projet de recherche innovant qui correspond au profil de poste mentionné ci-dessus,
• une thèse de doctorat soutenue en histoire,
• une parfaite maîtrise de l’allemand ou du français et de bonnes connaissances de l’autre langue.

Nous proposons:
• une grande latitude pour développer en autonomie un profil scientifique international par le biais
d’événements, de coopérations avec des institutions partenaires, etc.,
• une collaboration au sein d’une équipe dynamique,
• une activité variée en plein cœur de Paris,
• la prise en charge des coûts d’approfondissement de compétences linguistiques pertinentes,
• si les conditions sont remplies, un contrat d’expatrié/e, dont la rémunération suit la grille salariale du service public allemand – indice 13 (TVöD 13), avec une indemnité d’expatriation devant compenser le coût de la vie élevé à Paris et une aide au loyer; si ces conditions ne sont pas remplies, la rémunération s’aligne sur la grille tarifaire de rémunération locale de l’ambassade d’Allemagne à Paris,
• un poste au sein d’une entité publique financée par le ministère fédéral de l’Enseignement et de la

La fondation Max Weber et l’IHA promeuvent l’égalité professionnelle des hommes et des femmes.
À compétences égales, priorité sera donnée aux candidat/e/s handicapé/e/s.

Le lieu de travail est Paris. En tant qu’employeur, l’IHA est soucieux de prendre en compte la vie familiale de ses employé/es. Vous retrouverez sur notre site internet des informations concernant la conciliation vie professionnelle/vie personnelle à l’institut ainsi qu’un guide relatif au congé maternité, congé parental, aux indemnités parentales et à la garde d’enfants en France et en Allemagne adapté au cas particulier que constitue l’IHA comme institut à l’étranger. Pour toute question concernant la rémunération, les prestations relatives au séjour en France ainsi que le soutien aux familles, veuillez contacter les ressources humaines (

Pour des questions concernant le profil scientifique, veuillez vous adresser au responsable du département, Jürgen Finger (

Merci d’adresser votre candidature avec les documents usuels (lettre de motivation, CV, diplômes, attestations de connaissances linguistiques, coordonnées de deux personnes de référence) ainsi que la description détaillée du projet de recherche (max. 25 000 caractères, espaces et bibliographie comprises) sous forme électronique à Thomas Maissen, (dossier complet et réuni dans un unique fichier PDF) au plus tard le 2 janvier 2022. Sous réserve de modifications, les entretiens se dérouleront le 17 janvier 2022 à Paris ou par visioconférence.

mardi 23 novembre 2021

Histoire du lait

Du lait et des hommes : histoire d'un breuvage nourricier, de la Renaissance à nos jours

Didier Nourrisson

360 pages

Beurre d’Isigny, camembert de Normandie, tomme d’Aubrac, bleu d’Auvergne, pâte dure, molle, lait de vache, de chèvre, mais aussi maternel ou en poudre… Les produits laitiers, aliments chéris des Français, du biberon à l’assiette, sont un pilier de notre civilisation.

Depuis la Renaissance, qui sacralise le lait comme origine de la vie à travers la figure de Marie allaitante, jusqu’aux tonnes de laitages acheminés quotidiennement dans les rayons des supermarchés, son histoire est riche en rebondissements. Denrée indispensable et périssable, dont la consommation est tantôt louée, tantôt décriée par les autorités publiques, le lait s’est extraordinairement bien adapté au modèle de production moderne. Si bien que Nestlé, Lactalis ou Danone constituent encore aujourd’hui des fleurons de l’industrie française – certes parfois éclaboussée par des scandales sanitaires…

Vachers, médecins, laitières, scientifiques, hommes politiques, nourrissons, nourrices et mères de famille sont les protagonistes de cette histoire alimentaire qui suit au plus près les transformations de notre société.


Bourse postdoctorale à Zurich

Post-Doc Position: Science Studies 100%, Zurich, fixed-term 

Call for applications

The Chair for Science Studies at ETH Zurich offers a post-doctoral position to begin on February 1, 2022. 

Job description

Applicants should pursue a research project in the following research area: The history of the sciences in the 20th century, with a focus on the life sciences or human sciences.

Ideally, but not compulsory, your project will complement the current research themes of the chair group (history of academic publishing and history of the book, photography between science and art, philosophy and science between academia and the public sphere, history of applied humanities, knowledge and counter-knowledge).

The position is limited to a period of three years. Salary is as per ETH-regulations for scientific personnel. 

Your profile

The successful candidate is expected to conduct her or his own original research and fulfill teaching duties independently and from an interdisciplinary perspective. She or he will hold a PhD, obtained no longer than five years ago, in the history of science, science studies, or philosophy of knowledge.
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow. Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich Get connected  


We look forward to receiving your online application by November 30, 2021.

Application materials: letter of motivation, CV, degree transcripts, and PhD certificate. Apart from that please submit a short research proposal (max 500 words outlining the proposed project), a writing sample (1 published research article), and the names and contact information for 2 references.

Please note that we only accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications submitted via email or post will not be considered.

Further information about the Chair for Science Studies can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Ms Alexandra (Sara) Booz, Tel +41 44 632 6447 or email (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.
Apply online now

lundi 22 novembre 2021

Monstres, crachats et corps débordants

Traité de l’informe. Monstres, crachats et corps débordants à la Renaissance et au xxe siècle

Susana Gállego Cuesta

Classiques Garnier
Collection: Perspectives comparatistes, n° 103
Série: Littérature et arts visuels, n° 3
Parution: 17/11/2021
Nombre de pages: 448
ISBN: 978-2-406-11922-7

L’informe a fasciné les artistes de la Renaissance (de Léonard de Vinci à Pontormo, de Rabelais à Thérèse d’Avila et Montaigne) et du xxe siècle, où Georges Bataille met la notion au cœur de sa pensée esthétique. Ce sont les enjeux de cette fascination et de cette résurgence que ce livre s’efforce de penser.

Femmes et eugénisme en Ontario au début du 20e siècle

“Mothers of the Race”: Eugenics and Women in Early Twentieth Century Ontario

Lecture by Elizabeth Koester, LLB, PhD, University of Toronto

24th November, 16:00 GMT

The seminar will take place on Zoom, with tickets available via Eventbrite. If you would like to join us, please register using the following link - . The link to the zoom meeting will be available on the Event page for those who register.

The eugenics movement – the set of ideas based on the notion that “mankind” could be improved by selective breeding – swept the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In North America, over thirty American states and two Canadian provinces enacted laws requiring coerced sterilization of those deemed “unfit.” While we might expect that the targets of such legislation and other eugenic practices were so-called “feeble-minded” women, the significance of the role of women as leaders in the movement and in promoting eugenic ideas may come as a surprise. In fact, many leading first wave (or “maternal”) feminists found eugenic ideas coexisted easily with other goals. In Canada, for example, some of our erstwhile historical heroines were important eugenicists. These include prominent Ontario physician and beloved public health advocate, Dr. Helen MacMurchy (1862–1953) and Alberta magistrate Emily Murphy and writer Nellie McClung, two of the “Famous Five,” the group of women at the centre of the celebrated 1929 Privy Council decision which declared women to be “persons.” In the U.S., Harvard biologist Charles Davenport who created the Eugenics Record Office in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, drew year after year upon cohorts of university-educated women to undertake family studies which purported to show that various undesirable traits were inherited. In this talk, I will focus on the connections between women and eugenics in my own research on the history of eugenics and law in Ontario – highlighting the work of Dr. Helen MacMurchy and the role of women involved in multiple ways in a sensational criminal trial in 1936 in which a young woman who distributed birth control information was successfully defended against obscenity charges partly on the basis of eugenic principles.

Elizabeth Koester currently holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. After practising law for many years, she undertook graduate studies in the history of medicine at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto and was awarded a PhD in 2018. A book based on her dissertation, In the Public Good: Eugenics and Law in Ontario, was released in September 2021 by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

dimanche 21 novembre 2021

Saints et guérison miraculeuse dans l'Angleterre du XIIe siècle

Saints, Cure-Seekers and Miraculous Healing in Twelfth-Century England

Ruth J. Salter


Boydell & Brewer
262 Pages


Traces the journey from ill health to miraculous cure through the lens of hagiographical texts from twelfth-century England.
The cults of the saints were central to the medieval Church. These holy men and women acted as patrons and protectors to the religious communities who housed their relics and to the devotees who requested their assistance in petitioning God for a miracle. Among the collections of posthumous miracle stories, miracula, accounts of holy healing feature prominently and depict cure-seekers successfully securing their desired remedy for a range of ailments and afflictions. What can these miracle accounts tell us of the cure-seekers' experiences of their journey from ill health to recovery, and how was healthcare presented in these sources?

This book aims to answer these questions via an in-depth study of the miraculous cure-seeking process, considering Latin miracle accounts produced in twelfth-century England, a time both when saints' cults flourished and there was an increasing transmission and dissemination of classical and Arabic medical works. Focused on seven shorter miracula (including Eadmer of Canterbury's Miracula S. Dunstani and Thomas of Monmouth's Vita et Passione S. Wilelmi Martyris Norwicensis) with a predominantly localised appeal, and thus on a select group of cure-seekers - including Abbot Osbert of Notley who suffered from an eye complaint, Leofmær the bedridden knight, and Gaufrid who experienced a bad tooth extraction - the volume brings together studies of healthcare and pilgrimage, looking at the alternative to secular medical intervention and the practicalities and processes of securing saintly assistance.

Les médicaments médiévaux pour des infections contemporaines

Ancientbiotics: Medieval Medicines for Modern Infections


Wednesday, 1 December, 2021 - 18:00

The live link for this event will be added to this webpage 1 hour before the event begins

Speaker: Dr Erin Connelly, University of Warwick

Medieval manuscripts contain numerous remedies for the treatment of microbial infections, and these often involve complex preparations of medicinal plants and multiple ingredients. But how does the past inspire present research? This lecture will discuss the outputs and current research performed by the Ancientbiotics collaboration, a multi-institutional, international, and interdisciplinary project exploring questions of ethnopharmacology and the antimicrobial efficacy of ingredients from historical and traditional medical sources. 

Although this event is free of charge, if you would like to make a donation to support our heritage activities during these difficult times you can do so here

samedi 20 novembre 2021

Une histoire culturelle et médicale du nouveau-né

Oxford Textbook of the Newborn: A Cultural and Medical History

Michael Obladen

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press (October 18, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 464 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0198854807 

Well into the 20th century, one in four newborns failed to survive their first year of life. It was after World War II that medicine "discovered" the newborn as a human being entitled to medical treatment and prioritised care. Since its definition by Alexander Schaffer in 1960, neonatology has
evolved into a mature, innovative, and ethical field. A large number of medical professionals' care for neonates, yet no definitive medical history of the newborn has been available until now.

The Oxford Textbook of the Newborn: A Cultural and Medical History offers readers a unique and authoritative resource on the 3000-year history of the newborn within Western societies. Written by Professor Michael Obladen, a leading voice in neonatology, this book reflects on our perception of
newborns, from the earliest days of human thought, through to the traces that remained in medieval life and persist today. It unearths ideas and evidence of societies' perceptions of newborns through a beautifully illustrated, impressive and often never-seen-before set of historical sources from
libraries, archives, churches, excavation fields, and hospital charts around the world.

Split into 8 sections which each cover aspects of the natural lifecycle of a neonate, this book demonstrates the impact of religion, law, ethics, philosophy and culture on newborns' quality of life, and covers fascinating topics such as the rites of passage for the newborn, infanticide, opium use,
breastfeeding, and artificial feeding. Each chapter is written in an accessible style and includes high-quality historical illustrations which really bring the subject to life.

L’expertise psychiatrique légale

L’expertise psychiatrique légale: passé, présent et défis futurs

Colloque interdisciplinaire

7-8 décembre 2021
Yverdon-les-Bains (Château et Hôtel La Prairie)

Conformément aux législations civiles, pénales et administratives actuellement en vigueur, l’expertise psychiatrique joue un rôle crucial dans maints processus décisionnels. Dès lors qu’il est sollicité, l’avis de l’expert·e psychiatre n’est cependant pas une pièce au dossier ou un élément de preuve com m e un autre. La psychiatrie légale est historiquement liée au développement de l’État de droit, mais les conséquences d’un diagnostic particulier, d’une recommandation spécifique peuvent marquer lourdement le destin des expertisé·e·s, notamment en matière d’atteinte aux libertés individuelles. Afin de faire le point sur les apports, les défis et les difficultés de l’expertise psychiatrique, nous souhaitons inviter les professionnels, les praticiens ainsi que les chercheurs et chercheuses en sciences humaines à une discussion interdisciplinaire.

L’organisation de cette rencontre s’inscrit dans le cadre du Programme national de recherche « Assistance et coercition : passé, présent et avenir » (PNR 76). Ce programme prolonge et approfondit les études consacrées depuis plusieurs années aux politiques suisses de coercition à des fins d’assistance, aux pratiques d’aide sociale et à leurs effets sur les personnes concernées. En son sein, deux recherches interrogent le rôle joué par l’expertise psychiatrique com m e interface entre soins et sécurité publique sur une chronologie ample (1760-1985), en com parant les normes et les pratiques expertales dans les cantons de Genève et de Vaud dans les procédures civiles et pénales.

Investiguer le passé vise à documenter les évolutions juridiques, sociales et éthiques dans le respect des droits de la personne, mais aussi à en interroger les obstacles et les problèmes actuels. Pour ce faire, une mutualisation des réflexions est attendue entre les chercheurs et les professionnels. De sorte que des
recommandations pour l’avenir puissent se fonder à la fois sur des résultats scientifiques et sur des propositions émanant des milieux impliqués au quotidien dans ces procédures.

Dr. Marco CICCHINI (UNIGE), Prof. Cristina FERREIRA (Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud-HESAV)
en collaboration avec Prof. Philippe DELACRAUSAZ (Institut de Psychiatrie Légale-CHUV,
UNIL), Prof. Jacques GASSER (Institut de Psychiatrie Légale-CHUV, UNIL) et Prof. Michel
Avec le soutien du FNS (PNR 76), en partenariat avec le M usée d’Yverdon et région.


Château d’Yverdon

13h15 Accueil

13h30 Introduction : L’expertise psychiatrique entre assistance et coercition


13h45 « Un musée psychiatrique de papier : avis, certificats et rapports d’expertise (Genève
et Vaud, 1760-1910) »
Marco CICCHINI (historien, chercheur FNS senior, UNIGE)

« Le moraliste, le technicien et le psychanalyste : trois figures de l’expertise (1940-1980) »
Cristina FERREIRA (sociologue, professeure associée HESAV)

15h « La réalisation de l’expertise psychiatrique, une pratique artistique ou
scientifique? »
Philippe DELACRAUSAZ (psychiatre, directeur de l’Institut de psychiatrie légale-
CHUV, professeur associé UNIL)

« Le travail en binôme dans la réalisation d’une expertise : intérêts et limites »
Valérie MOULIN (Dr sc. psy., responsable de l’unité de recherche de l’Institut de
psychiatrie légale-CHUV)

16h15 Pause café


16h45 « Le procès mémorable de Jeanne Lombardi (1886). Les "dissertations
contradictoires" des experts »
Michel PORRET (historien, professeur honoraire UNIGE)

17h15 « L’expert psychiatre, du prétoire à la Une »
Jacques GASSER (psychiatre et historien, professeur honoraire UNIL)

17h45 Discussion avec Fati MANSOUR (chroniqueuse judiciaire Le Temps, sous réserve)

18h30 Apéritif (cf. inscription)

19h30 Dîner du colloque (intervenant·e·s)



9h « L’expertise en matière d’internement en Belgique : évolutions sur fond d’une
remise en question de la clinique »
Yves CARTUYVELS (juriste, criminologue, professeur Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)

9h45 « Prison, hôpital ou soins ambulatoires : le poids de l’expertise sur les décisions
pénales (Genève et Vaud, 1940-1980) »
Ludovic MAUGUÉ (historien, chercheur FNS senior, HESAV-UNIGE)
et Mikhaël MOREAU (historien, collaborateur scientifique, HESAV)

10h30 Pause café

11h Didier DELESSERT (médecin-chef, Service de médecine psychiatrique et
Jean FONJALLAZ (docteur en droit, ancien juge fédéral au Tribunal fédéral)
Christophe MENU (responsable de l’exécution des mesures, EPF Curabilis, GE)
Alexandre VISCARDI (chef de l’Office d’exécution des peines, VD)

12h30 Déjeuner (cf. inscription)


14h Introduction par Mirjana FARKAS (historienne, collaboratrice scientifique, HESAV)

14h15 « Responsabilisation des "malades mentaux criminels" et usages des substances psychoactives : France, 1950-2009 »
Caroline PROTAIS (sociologue, chargée d’études, Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies)

15H« Ce que "(se)mettre en danger" veut dire : évaluations psychiatriques et résistances aux catégories médicales en matière de tutelles en France »
Julie MINOC (sociologue, Université Versailles-Saint Quentin)

15h45 « Des expertisé·e·s dans l’archive : des voix audibles? »
Equipes de recherche PNR 76

16h15 Pause café

16h30 Conclusion : Quels défis pour l’avenir?
Philippe DELACRAUSAZ et Jacques GASSER

17h30 Clôture du colloque