illustration : Laboratory


The Laboratory heading gathers works in progress with a focus on exploration or conceptual construction.

Résister à la professionnalisation. Peer review

Socio-histoire des catégories « amateurs » et « professionnels » en apiculture.

Agnès FortierPierre Alphandéry et Lucie Dupré | 13.09.2022

For a long time considered as a marginal activity, beekeeping has received particular attention in recent years due to the high mortality rate of bee colonies and its consequences on pollination, the maintenance of biodiversity and food security. Composed mainly of "amateurs", the beekeeping world contrasts with the process of professionalisation that has been imposed in agriculture since the mid-20th century. This article aims to question the genesis and the social and political construction of the categories "amateurs" and [...]

France, une société géographique.

Jacques Lévy | 02.06.2022

The geography of the presidential election's second round is both simple and strong. It reveals a very marked opposition in terms of urbanity gradients and is more marked than the age, diploma or professional divides. The issue of inhabiting, where the voters' margins of autonomous choice are the most significant, shows the best resonance with political orientations. [...]

Mélenchon et Zemmour.

Hervé Le Bras | 24.05.2022

In addition to the collapse of the right, the presidential election was the scene of two important facts analysed here: the appearance of a Zemmour vote and the consolidation of the Mélenchon vote, suggesting that an extreme right - extreme left opposition was in the making. Indeed, the geography of the Zemmour vote and its sociology are closer to the inaugural FN vote of 1984 than to the Marine Le Pen votes of 2017 and 2022. As for the [...]

Cartes sur table.

Jacques LévySébastien PiantoniJustine Richelle et Vinicius Santos Almeida | 23.05.2022

Voici une sélection des cartes publiées dans Le Grand Continent  le 13 avril 2022 qui nous a autorisés à les republier. S’y ajoutent de nouvelles cartes réalisées après le second tour. Dans les deux cas, elles ont été réalisées par le pôle Cartographie de la chaire Intelligence spatiale de l’UPHF (Jacques Lévy, Sébastien Piantoni et Justine Richelle) avec [...]

Mobilités du quotidien et santé.

Un état de l’art basé sur le cadre théorique de la motilité.

David SayaghLaurent Jardinier et Vincent Kaufmann | 19.11.2021

The objective of this state-of-the-art article is to ask – based on the theoretical framework of the concept of motility – to what extent everyday mobility influences health. It is shown that this influence operates at multiple levels. In particular, following the example of active mobility, mobility can be a source of significant benefits, both in terms of physical health and mental and social health. But daily mobility can also be a source of accidents, air pollution, noise pollution, [...]

Journal d’un colloque de Cerisy.

Yves Winkin | 26.10.2021

The international cultural center of Cerisy-la-Salle (Normandy, France) has been organizing for many years residential, 7-day long conferences from the end of April till the end of September. Participants are hosted in the castle and the adjacent buildings. The author describes his participation to one of those conferences in order to make more concrete what he means by « enchantment », a notion he has been trying to ground for years on the basis of ethnographic accounts. [...]

Observer pour inventer : la ville d’après

Enka BlanchardStéphane GallardoShin Alexandre KosekiCarole LanoixOlivier Lazzarotti et Irène Sartoretti | 11.02.2021

Avec l’apport du rhizome Chôros. Presque 40 ans après, imaginons ce que serait le carrefour Mabillon sous la plume de Perec : “19 mai 2020. 3, 4, non 5 SUV défilent, les conducteurs aux visages masqués, au passage 3 piétons attendent le feu, chacun à distance. A chaque arrêt, la même appréhension : où se place-t-on [...]

The trace: a shared notion in interdisciplinary research on children’s mobility

Sonia ChardonnelSandrine DepeauThomas DevogeleBoris Mericskay et Jean-Paul Thibaud | 12.01.2021

Cet article s’inscrit dans le champ de recherche des pratiques de mobilités quotidiennes enfantines étudiées à travers des traces numériques issues de capteurs (géolocalisation, audiovisuels) et enrichies d’informations sémantiques et contextuelles. Nous montrons comment la trace constitue une notion partagée entre les différentes disciplines (géographie, informatique, psychologie environnementale, sociologie) engagées dans la recherche Mobi'kids qui vise à comprendre les conditions d’évolution des mobilités quotidiennes d’enfants. Nous proposons d’abord un cadre conceptuel autour de la trace pour définir de façon [...]

Between individual and society, the relationship to space to understand the production of disability process

Meddy Escuriet | 13.08.2020

This article aims to return to the conceptual framework and methodology used to individually objectify, while socially analysing, the relationship to space of people who have suffered acquired brain damage. Moving from a state where they were professionally and socially integrated to a state where they must learn to live with their functional limitations, the life accident that these people suffered has totally redistributed the cards of their existence and redefined the relationships they have with space and society. [...]


Joseph Cacciari | 17.07.2020

What do the approaches in terms of "Mobility Biographies Research" and "Travel Socialization Studies" teach us about mobility choices over biographical trajectories? Particularly widespread in recent years, research using one or the other approach has focused on the daily choices of spatial mobility of individuals. These two orientations share the objective of wanting to document the mechanisms of learning and changes in behaviour in this area throughout the biographical trajectories. Research claiming to be in one or the [...]