Intervention de Françoise Daucé, EHESS, CERCEC: “The War in Ukraine: Failure or Support for Social Sciences in Eastern Europe?” -le 9 novembre 2022 de 16h45 pm-17h45 pm
The war in Ukraine, started by Russia on 24 February 2022, with its attendant loss of life and material destruction, is a new historical drama on European soil. From a social science perspective, this major conflict is a failure. In Russia, the rise to war was accompanied by the marginalization of critical scientific work, which was replaced by the political use of history and the control of public research. In Europe, the geopolitical stakes of the conflict encourage the use of commonplaces inherited from the past, particularly from the Cold War. But this major conflict can also be a moment of reflexivity on the epistemological and political stakes of social sciences in the Central and Eastern European space. New reflections arise that question the pre-war certainties. They focus in particular on the deconstruction of imperial conceptions in this space and on a renewed interest in the thoughts of the margins and the subaltern. They suggest to rethink the complexity of the post-Soviet space and to recognize the social, national and local sensitivities that make it up. As a counterpoint, these debates also question what Europe is today and the diversity of experiences that constitute it.
Programme complet du colloque : https://www.ehess.fr/fr/colloque/savoirs-et-savoir-faire-en-situation-sciences-humaines-et-sociales-et-monde-knowledge-and