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.



30 August - 02 September


STS (In)Sensibilities. 4S 2017 Boston

Papers presented by Nassima Abdelghafour, Ethnographic Discoveries from an Uncomfortable Impromptu Speaker Position. Madeleine Akrich, Jérôme Denis, Liliana Doganova, Brice Laurent & David Pontille, Can an Island Nation Be a Global Test-Bed? The Politics of Experimentation in Singapore. Marie Alauzen, Performing a Platform State: Ethnography of a State Identification Device. Felix Boileve, Design and Making of Competitiveness in West Africa: Following World Bank “Experts” and “Technical Assistances”. Quentin Dufour, Looking for a National Deficit. How the European Union Reconfigures the French National Accounts Policy Production. Didier Torny, Broken Science? You Only Need Post-Publication Peer Review to Fix It. Sensing the Liveliness of Things and the Fragility of Life I, session chaired by Jérôme Denis.

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September 2017

Antoine Hennion, From Pragmatism to Instauration: A Sociology of the “Work-to-be-done”

Paper presented at the Workshop “ANT Across the Disciplines”, Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Read more about the Workshop →


September 2017

Fabian Muniesa, On the political vernaculars of value creation

A talk by Fabian Muniesa at the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture of the University of Oslo.

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September 2017

The European electricity market and national energy policies

Workshop co-organized by PACTE, GREDEG and CSI, and funded by the research program NEEDS - Nuclear, Energy, Environment, Waste, Society from CNRS. Location: MINES ParisTech - Espace Maurice Allais - salle V 115.

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December 2017

Realising the Future

Liliana Doganova and Fabian Muniesa discuss with Jens Beckert and Nick Taylor at PERC Goldmisths.

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