CIST2018 - Representing territories

Après trois colloques qui ont successivement cherché à fonder les sciences du territoire,
à en dépasser les fronts et frontières, notamment en termes de collaborations interdisciplinaires,
et enfin à explorer la demande sociale territoriale,
le 4e colloque du CIST vise à mobiliser les sciences territoriales pour aborder la question des représentations.

The conference’s objective is to use this approach and to determine its contribution to the analysis of territories from a theoretical, methodological and empirical point of view.

Derived from different disciplinary fields, particularly psychology, analyses of representations have spread throughout the human sciences and are used in a wide variety of contexts by geographers, sociologists, historians and specialists in the political and legal sciences. Both the concept of territory and that of representation, on account of their polysemy, provide the opportunity to bring together different topics, methods and disciplines.

The conference is open to every type of representation: concepts, ideas, frameworks, maps, texts, still or animated images, databases, and multimedia vectors used in the context of the construction, development and transformation of territories. Similarly, a wide variety of sources may be used: surveys, interviews, biographies, testimonies, legal, political and cultural documents, plans, programmes, projects or dreams, artistic productions, advertising, social or campaign materials, canonical works, transient footprints on social networks, etc. The most important aspect will be the possibility of using empirical material likely to provide useful input to scientific debates on the role of representations in the territorialisation of societies.

Are especially programmed

  • 110 communications réparties dans 15 sessions thématiques et deux sessions varia
  • une plénière “Comment les sciences humaines se représentent les territoires”
  • 3 tables rondes grand public sur “Rouen, construire l’identité métropolitaine”, “La construction des territoires est-elle un objet de fiction littéraire” et “L’Europe, un territoire en crise de représentations”
  • des ateliers (présentation de l’outil de réalisation cartographique MAGRIT, atelier de cartographie expérimentale) et enquêtes
  • un concours photo auquel participent et votent les inscrits au colloque