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History of Postwar Social Science

Project leader: Philippe Fontaine

The aim of this project is to explore the possibility of a history of the social sciences as a whole. In so doing it is expected that more attention will be paid to interdisciplinary interactions and common problems.

The project is supported by the European Scientific Coordination Network (GDRI, CNRS). It brings together scholars from different countries to work on the history of the recent social sciences through organising workshops at LSE, Duke University and École normale supérieure de Cachan. From 2011 to 2014, the project was funded by GDRE CNRS n° 711 (P. Fontaine). From January 2007 to December 2010, it was funded under the Leverhulme Trust's International Networks scheme (R. Backhouse).

The LSE workshops are organized by Roger Backhouse and Philippe Fontaine. 

 

Events & Activities

2016

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

2 December 2016 

London School of Economics, Lakatos Building, Room LAK.2.06

Supported by the CNRS European Scientific Coordination Network

Programme

2015

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

4 December 2015

London School of Economics, Lakatos Building, Room LAK.2.06

Supported by the CNRS European Scientific Coordination Network

Programme

2014

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

12 December 2014

London School of Economics, Lakatos Building, Room LAK.2.06

Supported by the CNRS European Scientific Coordination Network (GDRE #711)

Programme

2013

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

6 December 2013

London School of Economics, Lakatos Building, Room LAK.2.06

Supported by the CNRS European Scientific Coordination Network (GDRE #711)

Programme


 

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

22 February 2013

London School of Economics, Lakatos Building, Room LAK.2.06

Supported by the CNRS European Scientific Coordination Network

Programme

2011

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

12 December 2011

London School of Economics, Lakatos Building, Room T.2.06

Supported by the CNRS European Scientific Coordination Network

Programme

2010

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

6 December 2010

London School of Economics, Lakatos Building, Room T.2.06

This workshop is one of the activities of the History of Post-war Social Science Group, supportedby grants from the Leverhulme Trust ('Academic Collaboration International Networks') and theFrench CNRS (GDRE 'History of Recent Economics')

Programme


 

History of Postwar Social Science Workshop

Monday 1 November 2010

10.00 – 10.50 Jean-Baptiste Fleury, EconomiX-Cachan - H2S – "The Evolving Notion of Relevance: An Historical Perspective to the 'Economics-Made-Fun' movement"

11.00 – 11.50 Daniel Geary, Trinity College Dublin –"Race, Liberalism, and Social Science: The 1965 Daedalus Conference on the 'Negro American'"

12.00 – 12.50 Peter Mandler, University of Cambridge –"Deconstructing Cold-War anthropology"

14.15 – 15.05 Daniel Immerwahr, University of California Berkeley – "The Small Group: A Focal Point of Midcentury Social Science"

15.20 – 16.20 Ed Gitre, University of Virginia  – "'A Typological Menagerie': Post-war Psychoculturalists and the Triumph of the (American) Social scientific Imagination"