Researcher in charge of this project : Florence Mourlhon-Dallies (Université Paris Descartes, EDA), with Gabrielle Chomentowski (INALCO), Patrick Renaud (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, RFC), Madalina Vartejanu-Joubert (INALCO, CERMOM).

This research group on the creativity of interdisciplinarity sets itself the following objectives:

  • to study how interdisciplinarity emerges in the Plural Societies programme based on concrete collaboration between the researchers;
  • to centralize the different kinds of methodological training provided by older or external interdisciplinary projects (or projects under way in the social sciences and humanities) through documentary and bibliographical monitoring;
  • to analyse how interdisciplinary research can be opened up to accommodate masters-type academic courses and doctoral seminars: for example, the research group travelled to Sion in Switzerland to meet the teams co-managed by F. Darbellay from the Institut interdisciplinaire Kurt Bösch to exchange information on the link between interdisciplinary research and academic training in two areas: children’s rights and tourism studies. We also benefited from the experience and advice of F. Taddéi’s team at the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (Paris Descartes and Fondation Bettencourt);
  • to establish how interdisciplinarity, in particular its civic dimension (in its ‘2.0’ form) can instigate (and already instigates) effective cooperation between researchers and other actors from the CITÉ research group: for example, the workshops on “Les apports de la recherche interdisciplinaire aux projets à forts enjeu sociétal” (“The contribution of interdisciplinary research to projects with a strong societal dimension”), organized by Florence Mourlhon-Dallies (Université Paris-Descartes, EDA), and on “L’interdisciplinarité en SHS : une clé pour l’emploi demain ?” (“Interdisciplinarity in the Humanities and Social Sciences: a key to employment for tomorrow?”) , organized by Patrick Renaud (Université Sorbonne-nouvelle Paris 3, RFC)