CSI in a few words

The Center for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI) is a research center of Mines ParisTech and CNRS (UMR 9217). The CSI is well known for developing Actor-Network Theory (ANT) which renewed Science and Technology studies. Today its research focuses on the development and the role of science and technology in society.




April 2017

Jérôme Denis and David Pontille “Work and Workers in Repair and Maintenance Studies”

Paper presented at the Maintainers II Conference 2017, organized by Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell, The Maintainers, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, United States.

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April 2017

Emmanuelle Fillion (EHESP) & Didier Torny (CNRS, i3-CSI) “Distilbene in the courtroom: from the elaboration of a collective cause to the fragmentation of litigants’ experience in the courtroom”

Paper presented at the study day “Endocrine Disruptors: form Scientific Knowledge to Public Action” co-organized by Ana Soto (Centre Cavaillès, République des savoirs), Nathalie Jas (INRA, PSL) and Mathias Girel (ENS, PSL).

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May 2017

Evan Fisher “Solving the patient exclusion problem with medicine and with humanitarianism. The case of Doctors Without Borders’ reconstructive surgery project in Amman”

Paper presented at the 9th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization (ESSHSP) « Living in emergency: humanitarianism and medicine », Mahon / Maó (Menorca).

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May 2017

Vincent-Arnaud Chappe “Measuring to redress discriminations: issues and limits of a quantified approach to career discriminations”

Invitation to Janine Barbot and Laura Centemeri’s seminar Risques et Réparation (IMM-CEMS) EHESS.

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