Seminar « Antiquités et Sciences Sociales »
In the framework of the seminar « Antiquités et Sciences Sociales » organized by Paris Nanterre University and Paris-Cité University, our member and collaborator Julien Faguer (École française d’Athènes) will deliver a Presentation on Max Weber and the agrarian history of antiquity (in French): “Max Weber et l’histoire agraire de l’Antiquité aujourd’hui”
The event is coordinated by Frédéric Hurlet, Manfred Lesgourgues, Pascal Montlahuc and Christel Müller. Continuing a series of conferences that took place from September to December 2021, this seminar intends to raise the question of the acclimatization and adaptation of modern theories and concepts from the Human and Social Sciences to ancient situations and to study the way in which the latter were able to feed the reflections of authors in this field. It thus wishes to contribute to reviving the dialogue between Greco-Roman antiquity and the social and human sciences such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, economics or social psychology. To this end, it proposes to establish a dialogue between specialists of Antiquity and the thought of contemporary authors in these fields. The papers will take the form of a gallery of portraits devoted to fundamental authors of the social science, with a view to considering the gain in intelligibility that their work brings, has brought, or can bring to a renewed and reflexive study of Antiquity. The next three sessions will focus on Max Weber, Michel Foucault and Thomas Laqueur. They will introduce these concepts from the point of view of specialists of the Greek and Roman worlds to ask whether and how these theoretical tools can shed light on ancient practices.
The second session of the seminar includes Julien’s Presentation in French and will take place online and in situ on Tuesday 12th April from 10 am till 12 pm (French time). It will be held at Paris Nanterre University (Bâtiment Weber, salle de séminaire 2), but write us at email@example.com if you’d like to have the zoom-link for it.
Don’t hesitate to take part, circulate, or contact us for any questions you may have about the seminar. See you there!