: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, France
Partner Institution: Centre Edgar Morin / Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (CNRS/EHESS)
: June 11-29, 2018IMG_2446
Contact: Director, Gabriel Rockhill <gabriel.rockhill@villanova.edu>
Languages: English and French (with summary English translations so knowledge of French is not a requirement)
Eligibility: Open to anyone with the requisite background, including advanced undergraduates, graduate students, autodidacts, faculty, writers and artists.
Program Fee:
$850 (tenure-track or tenured faculty)
$650 (anyone who is not tenured or tenure-track faculty)
$450 (reduced tuition in cases of clear economic need)

The Critical Theory Workshop / Atelier de Théorie Critique is an intensive research program whose primary objective is to provide an international forum for trans-disciplinary and comparative work in critical social theory, in the most expansive sense of the term. Participants are exposed to the work of contemporary thinkers and engage with current debates in the Francophone world and beyond.

The Workshop, which takes place at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in central Paris, does not follow the traditional structure of a course. It is comprised of three interlocking components:

  • Débats: invited speakers participate in a debate with the director on a common theme or current research.
  • Rencontres: intellectuals are invited to participate in public interviews on their work.
  • Groupes de travail: the participants present and workshop their own research, which leads up to a final conference.

The overall objective is to bring together a diverse panoply of thinkers from different horizons in order to cultivate productive debates on topical issues. Invited guests for 2018 thus far include Seloua Luste Boulbina, Jonathan Eburne, Eric Hazan, Jennifer Ponce de León, and Delia Popa.

Applications are due March 15, 2018. Early applications are welcome (and early decisions are possible in certain circumstances). Click here to apply.

Click here to download the flyer for CTW/ATC 2018.