Sciences and technologies play a central role in our societies. It is therefore necessary to study how they develop, the methods they use, their circuits of transmission and validation, their organization into groups, looking both at the past and at more recent trends.
The Archives Henri-Poincaré contribute to this effort in multiple ways: by offering archives of scholars and scientific institutions; by performing historical and sociological research on these institutions and their scientific exchanges (correspondence, teachings, journals); by engaging in a broad philosophical reflection on knowledge – with a focus on scientific knowledge. Our researchers address a wide variety of topical themes, on participatory science, medical ethics and practices, artificial intelligence and robots, scientific integrity, and the role of digital content in the social sciences and humanities.
Drawing on various points of view, on theoretical, empirical and action research approaches, research conducted at the Archives Henri-Poincaré, in Strasbourg and Nancy, sheds light on trends in sciences and technologies that have emerged over the past two centuries, and their current implications.
- Digital humanities and archives in philosophy and in the history of science and industry
Supervised by Olivier Bruneau (historian), Wioletta Miskiewicz (philosopher) & Martine Paindorge (historian)
- Sciences and reflexivity: historical, institutional and philosophical approches of scientific practices
Supervised by Stéphanie Dupouy (philosopher), Christophe Eckes (historian) & Laurent Rollet (historian)
- Philosophy: systematicity, metaphysics and logic
Supervised by Baptiste Mélès (philosopher) & Manuel Rebuschi (philosopher)
History of sciences and technologies, philosophy, sociology and anthropology of sciences and technologies, digital humanities, epistemology