For the last thirty years or so, debates on a global scale have seen the social sciences torn between accusations of ‘northernism’ and ‘southernism’, between unity and fragmentation, between methodological nationalism and methodological fluidity, between Western hegemony and the temptations of indigenisation. Yet little is known in France about the history and issues at stake in these discussions. Each year, the seminar will welcome various French and foreign researchers working on the issue of hegemony in the social sciences, with the aim of encouraging reflection on the future of disciplines within the framework of global, non-hegemonic social sciences.