Key Seminar

Organisation : Johara Berriane, Laure de Verdalle, Lucie Lamy, Gilles Lepesant, Guillaume Mouralis, Jérémie Poiroux et Jakob Vogel.

The research seminar lies at the core of the Centre Marc Bloch’s scientific policy. Open to any interested outsider, it will serve as the forum for prioritising exchanges between researchers at the CMB. On-going projects are presented and discussed from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. Regularly hosted by visiting researchers, the research seminar is also a forum for exchange with other scientific institutions.

At each session, a research project is subject to collective discussion. The exchanges that these interventions give rise to will nourish the theoretical, methodological, and thematic reflection on issues researched by the human and social sciences. Bringing together the CMB’s different research perspectives, it benefits scientific exchanges across and beyond disciplinary divides and national research traditions.

The research seminar is held from 10h to 12h every fortnight, except during the inter-semestrial break (from mid-February to mid-April). Each speaker is assigned forty to forty-five minutes. Each speaker, whether communicating, discussing or participating at the proceedings, can express himself/herself in the language of their choice (French, German, or English).

Program for the summer semester 2021:
- Meetings will be held online and at the CMB this semester -
Due to limited space, registration is required at anmeldung(at)


12.04.2021 – 18:00 (online)
„Le règne de la loi face à l'empire du calcul? L'actualité de La Gouvernance par les nombres“
With: Alain Supiot (Collège de France, Paris)
Commentary: Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Grundmann (Juristische Fakultät - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

26.04.2021 – 10:00 (online)
"‘Ambivalenzen der Europäisierung‘: Plädoyer für ein mehrdeutiges Verständnis von Europäisierungsprozessen"
With: Timm Beichelt und Clara Frysztacka ( Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt [Oder])
Commentary: Dorota Dakowska (Université Lumière Lyon 2)

10.05.2021 – 10:00 (online)
"La financiarisation des politiques publiques"
With: Ève Chiapello (EHESS Paris, WiKo Berlin)
Commentary: tbc

31.05.2021 – 10:00 (online)
"Sortiermaschinen. Die neue Erfindung der Grenze im 21. Jahrhundert"
With: Steffen Mau (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, CMB)
Commentary: Béatrice von Hirschhausen (CNRS, CMB)

07.06.2021 – 18:00 (online)
"Riot. Strike. Riot. Trajectories of Collective Action since 2008"
With: Joshua Clover (University of California, Davis)
Kommentar: Leyla Dakhli (CNRS, CMB)

21.06.2021 – 10:00 (online)
"Contemporary Art's Epistemic Politics"
With: Tom Holert (Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin)
Commentary: Etienne Jollet (Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, CMB)

05.07.2021 – 10:00 (online)
"Tschernobylkinder. Die transnationale Geschichte einer nuklearen Katastrophe"
With: Melanie Arndt (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Kommentar: Sophie Lambroschini (Université Paris Nanterre, CMB)