Making and walking the history of Nanterre’s university

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Making and walking the history of Nanterre’s university

With the cluster’s own dynamics and lines of inquiry as a starting point, this project proposes to form a collective of academics, researchers, administrative personnel, university students, and municipal and associated partners to provide the voices of the history of Nanterre’s university (campus, institution, intellectual history) and its relationship to the region. Simultaneously, this requires, prior to the research, the invention of both the mediation along an urban circuit and ad hoc mobile, digital systems.

Attuned to the problematic elements of a history of the present (issues of oral history, of access to diffused archival sources, and of the role of the historical actors themselves in the writing of this history), this interdisciplinary project draws from a common research protocol: common survey guide, at least partial, studies on the appropriations of the past at each stage of the project; critical approach to the history in the making, notably via a monthly workshop and a blog; annual report…. For its first year, the project coincides with the university’s fiftieth anniversary.

Project leader
Sophie BLANCHY, CNRS research director, Laboratory of Ethnology and Comparative Sociology (LESC)

Internal cluster partners
Library of Contemporary International Documentation
Institute of Social Sciences of Politics
Laboratory of Comparative Ethnology and Sociology
Eric-de-Dampierre Library, Laboratory of Comparative Ethnology and Comparative Sociology
Models, Dynamics, Corpus Laboratory (Modyco, UMR7114)

Associated partners
Archives, University of Paris West Nanterre La Défense
Economic Institutions and Historical Dynamics (IDHE)
Radio AZ
Social sciences and administration (SSA) Teaching and Research Unit (UFR)/Department of history
Psychological and educational sciences (SPSE) Teaching and Research Unit
Philosophy, Information-Communication, Language, Literature, and Performing Arts (PHILLIA) Teaching and Research Unit
History of Nanterre Society

Duration: 3 years

May 22 2014

Two day-long seminars are organised within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the University of Nanterre. Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 will be the occasion to discuss "Fifty years of Psychology and Sciences of Education at Nanterre" while Friday, May 23rd, 2014, will be dedicated to "50 years of Ethnology in Nanterre". The results of these two days will be used for the project "Making and walking the history of Nanterre's university'" carried within the cluster. The programmes of these days are available in the section "téléchargements" on  the project's webpage.

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Auditorium C2
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Vendredi 23 mai 2014
Auditorium C2
University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense