Epistemology and methodology of interdisciplinary research

Training objectives: Make researchers aware of the epistemology and the methodology of interdisciplinary research based on knowledge of history and philosophy of science.

This training will be back in 2023. It will be given in French.

Description of the training: 5 modules of 2 hours each, led by a pair of speakers. Each module will address specific content through historical-conceptual courses and the case study methodology. Half of the time in each module will be devoted to discussion and exchange with participants.
Interdisciplinarity will be approached from the prism of the process of constructing the identity of the researcher, as well as the study of the conditions requiring, promoting, or hindering interdisciplinarity in various fields of knowledge. The themes of the modules are as follows (Fall 2022 program):

Module 1: Case study: The study of the climate as interdisciplinarity from the outset and essential
– Fabrizio Li Vigni (history of sciences, Alexandre Koyré Center)
– Hélène Guillemot (history of sciences, CNRS emeritus researcher)

Module 2: Case study: Where and when is it legitimate to be interdisciplinary in the history of a scientific branch and also in the career of a researcher?
– David Chavalarias (director of the Complex Systems Institute, CNRS)
– Discussant: Philippe Huneman

Module 3: Interdisciplinarity: Definitions and issues from the history and philosophy of science
– Lucie Laplane (philosophy of sciences, IHPST, CNRS)
– Discussants: Philippe Huneman, Marco Araneda

Module 4: Case study: Cell biology and social metaphors. Interdisciplinarity and analogies
– Philippe Huneman (IHPST, CNRS/ Université Paris I Sorbonne)
– Discussant: Caroline Angleraux (IHPST, Labex Who Am I?)

Module 5: Case study: Experiential knowledge. What do we do when important knowledge is not disciplinary?
– Marco Araneda (CRPMS, Université Paris Cité)
– Discussant: Caroline Angleraux (IHPST, Labex Who Am I?)


Target audience: Ph.D. students and researchers at all levels

Location: Campus des Grands Moulins

More info and registration: coming soon


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