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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CFP - Study-Day: “Eating or not Eating Animals. Sociability and Ethics around the Table”

CFP - Study-Day: “Eating or not Eating Animals. Sociability and Ethics around the Table” - 6 June 2024, Univrsité Rennes 2. Deadline for proposals: 15 March.
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GIS MA Prize 2023

GIS Sociabilités Master's Thesis Prize 2023

4th edition of the GIS Sociabilités MA Thesis Prize - Deadline for submission: 31 January 2024
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Sociable objects

One-Day Conference: Sociable Objects in Britain and Europe (1650-1850)

This one-day conference aims at continuing the work done by the “GIS Sociabilités” and at exploring perspectives opened by the renewal of the field of material culture studies. Organized by Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding & Pierre Labrune at University of Lille.
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