Triennial International Team
EHESS has launched a new programme for 2021, offering its research centres the possibility of creating a “Triennial International Team (TIT)”. Supported by several EHESS centres, this temporary structure, designed for a period of three years, aims to provide a framework, both sufficiently permanent and flexible, for conducting research in collaboration with foreign colleagues. Within this framework, the FFJ project, which aims to constitute and consolidate a Eurasian research team around the issues of capitalisms, technologies, societies and health, is the result of a meeting between several research projects that have developed in parallel until now and that we are carrying out respectively with our colleagues:
- A first line of convergence is the Europe-Asia dialogue in “Science, technology studies” (STS). As stated in the project, we are convinced of the considerable contribution of the dialogue with Asian colleagues and specialists. This dialogue has the potential to change the trajectory of this field of research.
- A second line of convergence strongly linked to the first refers to the analysis of the links between technologies and societies, to which the book Innovation beyond technology – edited by Sébastien Lechevalier and to which Jean-Paul Gaudillière contributed, along with several colleagues from EHESS and Japanese colleagues – has crystallised the research agenda by putting at its centre the issues of health, biotechnologies and pharmaceutical companies.
- A third line starts from a result of regulation theory on the ‘anthropogenetic’ regime, the importance of which the current crisis reveals. This regime does not only concern health, but health is one of its cornerstones, which justifies the importance it is given in the project, including from the point of view of the analysis of Asian capitalisms.
In total, this project involves three EHESS research centres (CCJ, Cermes3 and CAK) as well as the Fondation France-Japon, which is committed to coordinating and financially supporting the project. We have taken care to involve young researchers and we hope to be able to make colleagues and students at EHESS benefit from our initiative, beyond our team. Indeed, if the core of our team is already established, we hope that other colleagues will be able to join us on the Condorcet Campus, which will allow us to structure a new research axis within the latter.