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Anthropology, literature and the paradigm of the Last

Thursday 1 December 2016 18:00-19:30

Famous French historian Emmanuelle Loyer offers us a fascinating variation on the theme of the “last of the Mohicans”.

Eye-witness accounts and their historiographical circulation in the second half of the 20th century revived an older Romantic conception of anthropology: recording the last vestiges of a bygone world and bringing it back to life in narrative form. Contemporary European literature is fond of staging this epistemological figure.

A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure, Emmanuelle Loyer is Professor of Contemporary History at Sciences Po.

Specializing in the cultural history of contemporary societies, she leads the seminar on cultural history in Sciences Po’s Research Master’s degree. At the Center for History at Sciences Po, she has been the head of two research groups : "Cultural history" since 2001 and “Transnational cultural circulations: institutions, knowledge, practices” since January 2010. Emmanuelle Loyer is also producer for the radio network France Culture, and is a regular contributor to the show “Tout arrive” hosted by Arnaud Laporte. She is the editor of the Tocqueville Review/La revue Tocqueville.

Admission free
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