Thesis defense: Gábor Oláh
French Geography Through the Lens of Interdisciplinary, and Through Time
Urban History Lectures – Rosemary Wakeman (Fordham University)
Fifteen PhD students join Geography-Cities
Five new members join Geography-Cities
The war in Ukraine
Festival international de Géographie de Saint-Dié
Form of knowledge, form of power
Cities at the Heart of Inequalities
Epistemology and History of Geography (EHGO) (previously Centre de géohistoire) has existed under its new name since 1987. It is the only CNRS team dedicated to these fields. It has participated in numerous interdisciplinary initiatives since the 1970s and has been in constant dialogue with other historians and epistemologists in the humanities. Since the 2000s, it has opened its scope to broader “savoirs of space,” and includes efforts of architects and urban planners, engineers, landscape architects, and developers, among others. It has also opened up space for geohistory and historical geography.
The EHGO team has developed a highly specialized knowledge, nourished by all the transformations of historiography and the epistemology of the fields that are related to it. It has always promoted or encouraged collective work. While it strives to bring to light the development of geographical knowledge, it does not neglect the social history of scholars or political or cognitive contexts. It emphasizes a long history of objects and the shaping effects of mediations (maps, texts, diagrams, categories…) and political, social, and institutional stakes.
Olivier Orain and Nicolas Verdier