197?–199? / JEDWAL: Joint Events Directory of Wars in Lebanon

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Join CESTA for a research lunch seminar with Visiting Researcher Pierre France from Political Sociology Department at Aix-Marseille University, France. He will talk about chronologies as a tool and an intellectual approach, taking back to the earliest days of the historical discipline. Nowadays chronologies are mostly confined to teaching or to a certain illustrative rather than explanatory vision: this timeline project of the Lebanese wars of the 1970s-1990s aims both to question the potential of the timeline as a tool in itself, the writing of history in a conflictual and sects-fragmented setting, the DH tools pertaining to timelines (or rather quasi-absence therein), and ultimately to contribute to eventful analysis at the intersection of social movements studies and wars, in the likes of Charles Tilly and Sydney Tarrow.


About the Speaker

Pierre France is a PhD candidate in Political Sociology at Aix-Marseille University, MA from Sorbonne Paris 1. A former Researcher at the Max Weber Foundation—Beirut based, and 2020 Camargo Core Fellow, his doctoral research focuses on the process of the Lebanese state’s survival throughout the Lebanese wars, with a strong focus on bureaucracy and public administration. He is conducting another project on the history of conspiracy theories in the U.S. during his time in Stanford.

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