Biohumanity

The writing of biological knowledge

This multidisciplinary program aims to address the writing of biological knowledge not only in literary works of the 19th and 20th century but also in the texts of historians, philosophers, sociologists, integral in understanding the circulation of models of naturalistic thought in the 19th century. It will also make room for visual studies, scientific illustration - especially developed in the 19th century through the press and popular works – as well as scientific cinema of the 20th century. The collaboration with historians of science will open up towards the 18th century while specialists of the 20th century (literature and cinema) will make it possible to approach the diffusion of the biological knowledge until in the science-fiction and the transhumanist thought.  Another aspect that will be discuted is the impact of scientific representations of the living in art in the late 19th century and early 20th century (particularly in painting) through the participation of art historians. The ultimate goal is to better understand the impact of biological knowledge on culture, especially in the 19th century, at a time when disciplinary boundaries are porous, then in the 20th century when new questions and new literary forms, as well as new media revive interest in the living.

The team

Head of the program: Gisèle Séginger

French literature

Juliette Azoulai (LISAA-Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Azélie Fayolle (LISAA-Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Carmen Husti (LISAA-Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Bénédicte Percheron (GRHis, université de Rouen)
Claire Barel-Moisan (CNRS Lyon)
Aude Déruelle (université d’Orléans)
Miroslaw Loba (université Adam Mickiewicz, Pologne)
Bertrand Marquer (université de Strasbourg et IUF)
Élisabeth Plas (CRP19, université Sorbonne-nouvelle)
Yohann Ringuedé (LISAA-Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Gisèle Séginger (LISAA-Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Institut Universitaire de France)
Marta Suckienicka (université Adam Mickiewicz, Pologne)
Norioki Sugaya (université Rikkyo, Japon)
Florence Vatan (université du Wisconsin Madison, États-Unis)

Compared and foreign literature

Liliane Campos (université Sorbonne-Nouvelle et Institut Universitaire de France)
Laurence Dahan-Gaida (université de Franche-Comté)
Victoire Feuillebois (université de Strasbourg)
Sophie Laniel-Musitelli (université de Lille et Institut Universitaire de France)

Philosophy et sociology

Christophe Bouton (université de Bordeaux-Montaigne)
Emmanuel Salanskis (université  de Strasbourg)
Michael Soubbotnik (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)

History of sciences

Claude Blanckaert (CNRS/Koyré)
Pascal Duris (université de Bordeaux)
Bénédicte Percheron (post-doc Biolographes)
Carole Reynaud-Paligot (université Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Marion Thomas (université de Strasbourg)

Art history, history of illustration and cinema

Axel Hohnsbein (université de Bordeaux)
Ségolène Le Men (émérite Paris X et membre honoraire de l’Institut Universitaire de France)
Alice Leroy (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Michael Zimmerman (université catholique d’Eïchstätt)

Former programs

Main publications

  • T. Klinkert et G. Séginger (dir.), Biolographes. Mythes et savoirs biologiques, Paris, Hermann, 2019.
  • G. Séginger (dir.), Épistémocritique, numéro de la revue Romantisme, Paris, Armand Colin, mars 2019.
  • N. Bender et G. Séginger (dir.) Biological Time, Historical Time, Leyde/Boston, BRILL, 2019.
  • Ch. Maillard, L. Dahan-Gaida, G. Séginger, L. Talairach dir., Penser le vivant, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme de Paris, 2017

 

Mis à jour le
19 April 2019

Scientific officer