GIS SOCIABILITES / SOCIABILITY History, Models and Transfers in European and Colonial Societies (1650-1850)


The GIS Sociabilités/Sociability

The GIS Sociabilités is an international scientific interest group (groupement d'intérêt scientifique) founded in 2017 which gathers today 17 academic and non-academic institutions, including the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Musée Cognacq-Jay in Paris and the National Archives in London. This interdisciplinary and intersectoral network was created in order to pool the skills and expertise of scholars, curators, archivists and digital experts to implement a research programme on Sociability in the Long Eighteenth Century. History, models and transfers in European and Colonial Societies (1650-1850). The main thematic strands of the scientific programme are renewed every 3 years.

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GIS partners

Our GIS is composed of 17 partners to date. It is interdisciplinary and includes historians, philosophers, art historians, specialists of French and English literature, linguists, sociologists, digital humanities scholars. It is also intersectoral as it is made up of academic and non-academic institutions. 

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Conférence 3

GIS Talk - "Le monde à portée de main au siècle des Lumières : tabatières et petits objets d’ici et d’ailleurs"

"Le monde à portée de main au siècle des Lumières : tabatières et petits objets d’ici et d’ailleurs", by Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding (Université de Lille), Musée Cognacq-Jay, 27 June 2024
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JE 14 juin

One-Day Conference: Les voyageurs européens et les lointains, perception(s), confrontation(s), représentation(s). 1600-1840

Event organised by Sabrina Juillet-Garzon & Édouard Guionnet (USPN), Marion Amblard & Gilles Montègre (UGA) on June 14, 2024, at the BNF in Paris, site Richelieu.
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Sociable Self_Hogarth Caricatures

GIS Interdisciplinary Seminar - "The Politics of the Sociable Self"

"The Politics of the Sociable Self: Theories and Practices (1650-1850)" - Launching session of the GIS interdisciplinary seminar on June 7 (5-7 PM) at Université Paris Cité (LARCA).
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