Mattei Dogan Award Ceremony

Award for outstanding doctoral theses on a social history
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Prix Mattei Dogan

The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme is pleased to invite you to the Mattei Dogan Award Ceremony (in french), awarded to Jean-Christophe Balois-Proyart and Daniela Duran.

The prize of social History is awarded to two PhD thesis on social History, in every sense of the term, from the 19th to the 20th century, and dealing with France or one or various foreign countries or a transnational subject.

The award-winning projects

Ouvriers et fabricants au temps du capitalisme marchand. De la désincorporation des métiers à l'incorporation du travail (France, 1789-1848)

Jean-Christophe Balois-Proyart, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

This research follows in the footsteps of historiographic trends which, since the 1970s, have challenged the narrative of the Industrial Revolution. Up until then, this Revolution was seen as a technological and energy revolution that, from the beginning of the 19th century, led to the mechanization of work, the concentration of the workforce and the introduction of factory discipline. This revolution could only have taken place after the triumph of economic liberalism. Since the 1970s, historians have continued to draw conclusions from these revisions, to the point where the idea has taken hold that the first phase of industrialization took place within the framework of a specific economic and social organization modeled as commodity capitalism. In this type of organization, the sharing of value is based primarily on control of supplies and outlets. The emergence of industrial capitalism in France was therefore postponed until after the mid-19th century.

Expertise et politique au cœur de la coopération au développement France-Chili : le bureau d'études IRAM dans la Réforme agraire chilienne (1964-1973)

Daniela Duran, Université Rennes 2

This research focuses on the intervention of the Institut de recherche et d'applications des méthodes de développement (IRAM) in the Chilean Agrarian Reform between 1964 and 1973. This anthropological study leads to an analysis of the "French technical cooperation for development" field set up under the impetus of Charles de Gaulle. Technical cooperation arose as a corollary to the reconversion of France's colonial ties with Africa, in the context of African independence in the so-called "Third World". De Gaulle sought to export this French influence to Latin America, and began a dialogue with the Chilean Christian Democrat project led by Eduardo Frei (1964-1970).

Mattei Dogan

Mattei Dogan (1920 –2010) was a political sociologist and senior research officer emeritus of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and professor emeritus of political science of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Over a period of 22 years, he also taught at UCLA, Yale University, Indiana University, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics in Tokyo, and the University of Florence. He also received the CNRS Silver medal.

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Published at 22 November 2023