The conference, coordinated by Claude GRASLAND and France GUERIN-PACE, will take place from November 15th to 17th, 2023 on the Condorcet campus (Paris-Aubervilliers)
The deadline for paper proposals
has been extended to February 27th, 2023
The 6th CIST conference will focus on two questions: how to teach about territories (academic knowledge, empirical methods, disciplinary approaches, etc.) and how to learn from territories (observing, exploring, describing, experiencing, etc.). Whether defined as a theoretical object of scientific knowledge that can be taught or as a body of practices that can be passed on, there is no escaping the need to address the issue of the relationship between the apparent universality of the concept of territory, on the one hand, and the variety of uses to which the term is put and the range of practices associated with it, on the other. Unlike the concept of space, which has given rise to numerous theoretical models, the notion of territory directly addresses the relationship between individuals, groups or societies and real places, involving interactions between these people and the territories in question.
The objective of the following sessions is to highlight, on the one hand, the specific features of the teaching methods used in territorial sciences in the various disciplines involved, specifically by examining how they vary from one discipline to another and between countries; and on the other, to demonstrate how research in the territorial sciences develops specific methodologies for investigating places and individuals depending on whether the times being studied are periods of calm or of crisis; and on whether the territories in question are unremarkable in their ordinariness or exceptional in some way.
“Man is a semiotic animal whose geographical existence is shaped by languages, systems of signs and codes.”
Claude RAFFESTIN, 1987
Papers will have to be presented in one of the 17 sessions listed below:
- Session A. School Geography and Territories. Teaching Territories in Primary and Secondary Schools: Issues and Problems. An International Approach
Co-chairs: Magali HARDOUIN (INSPE / UBO) & Jean-François THÉMINES (INSPE / UCN)
- Session B. Surveying, Observing, Experiencing. Walking as an Approach to Understanding Territory
Co-chairs: Dimitra KANELLOPOULOU (AAU-CRESSON / ENSA Paris-Malaquais) & Magali PARIS (LéaV / ENSA Versailles)
- Session C. The Network of Biosphere Reserves in UNESCO’s MAB Programme: What Lessons for Territorial Sciences?
Co-chairs: Catherine CIBIEN (MAB France), Raphaël MATHEVET (Centre d’écologie fonctionnelle et évolutive, Montpellier) & Kewan MERTENS (Centre de sociologie de l’innovation)
- Session D. Learning from Territories in Conflict / Teaching Territories in Conflict
Co-chairs: Caroline ROZENHOLC-ESCOBAR (LAVUE-CRH / ENSA Paris-Val de Seine) & Claire ARAGAU (Lab’Urba / UPEC)
- Session E. Declining Territories: Laboratories for Innovation?
Co-chairs: Emmanuèle CUNNINGHAM-SABOT, Alix DE LA GAIGNONNIÈRE & Norma SCHEMSCHAT (ENS), Charline SOWA (Ressources / ENSA Clermont-Ferrand)
- Session F. Educating about the World, Learning from it: Construction and Reception of Knowledge about Global Space
Co-chairs: Anne-Cécile OTT, Nolwenn Azilis RIGOLLET & Romain LECONTE (Géographie-cités)
- Session G. Territorial Sciences in the Global South(s): Knowledge, Ignorance, Dialogue
Co-chairs: Silvina Cecilia CARRIZO (Conicet, Argentine), Christian GIRAULT (CREDA / CNRS), Camilo PEREIRA CARNEIRO (UFG – Labeter / UFRGS, Brésil), Laëtitia PERRIER-BRUSLÉ (Loterr / Université de Lorraine), Aldomar RÜCKERT (Labeter / UFRGS, Brésil), Roberto UEBEL (ESPM – Labeter / UFRGS, Brésil) & Sébastien VELUT (IHEAL)
- Session H. Knowledge Territorialised by Bottom-Up Practices Drawing on Specific Local Strengths. The Case of Social Innovation Clusters at the International Level
Co-chairs: Myriam MATRAY (EVS ISTHME) & Jean-Philippe POULNOT (Think and do task force Matière & stratégie)
- Session I. Construction of the Territorial Sciences. Scientific and Educational Challenges Involved in North-South and South-South Dialogue
Co-chairs: Mouftaou AMADOU SANNI (Université de Parakou, Bénin) & Emmanuel BONNET (PRODIG / IRD)
- Session J. Everyday Territorial Realities for Pupils and Academic Learning in and outside the Classroom
Co-chairs: Sylvain GENEVOIS (ICARE / Université de La Réunion) & Elsa FILÂTRE (GEODE – INSPE Toulouse)
- Session K. Territory as a Focus for Project Work. Pedagogical Issues in Schools of Architecture and Landscape
Co-chairs: Luna D’EMILIO & Ludovic GHIRARDI (EVS / ENSA Lyon), Florence SARANO (Ressources / ENSA Marseille) & David ROBIN (Ressources / ENSA Clermont-Ferrand)
- Session L. Investigating and Teaching about Territories Based on Local Territorial Information
Co-chairs: Sylvestre DUROUDIER (Géographie-cités), Julie FEN-CHONG (Théma) & Françoise LUCCHINI (IDEES)
- Session M. Education about and by Territories. The Case of French Regional Nature Parks and Protected Natural Areas
Co-chairs: Romain LAJARGE (AE&CC / ENSA Grenoble) & François MITTEAULT (Inspection générale de l’administration du développement durable – CORP / FPNRF)
- Session N. Data Geovisualisation in the Era of Open Data and Big Data: Social, Technical and Methodological Challenges Involved in Understanding Territories
Co-chairs: Françoise BAHOKEN (AME-Splott / UGE – Géographie-cités), Étienne CÔME (COSYS-Grettia) & Boris MERICSKAY (ESO / Université Rennes 2)
- Session O. Examination of the Contributions of Action Research in the Territorial Sciences and in Architecture. Taking Lessons from Territories in Relation to Ways of Living
Co-chairs: Thierry JOFFROY & Romain LAJARGE (AE&CC / ENSA Grenoble)
- Session P. Territories and Crises: How Do the Lessons Vary?
Co-chairs: Karim BERTHOMÉ, Cécile COT, Cécile FERRIEUX & Laurent LELLI (AgroParisTech)
- Session Q. Maritime territories in Transition: the Cities of the Contemporary Mediterranean(s)
Co-chairs: Yolande BENARROSH (Mésopolhis / Aix-Marseille Université), Pascale FROMENT (Ladyss / Université Paris 8) & Nora MAREÏ (PRODIG / CNRS)
- Deadline for submitting proposals for papers: February 27th, 2023 (initially January 15th), exclusively via the dedicated website cist2023.sciencesconf.org (SUBMIT page)
- Reply from the Scientific Committee: during May 2023
- November 15th-17th, 2023 : 6th CIST conference at campus Condorcet
Session Proposal Guidelines
The conference languages are French, English and Spanish.
Proposals for papers should be written in one of these three languages (materials should be in English); they should conform to the template available on the dedicated website cist2023.sciencesconf.org).
The word file must include the following 4 elements:
- A 1,000 characters abstract (spaces included) in French + one of the 2 other languages
- 3 to 6 keywords in French + one of the 2 other languages
- A 10,000 to 15,000 characters main text (spaces included) in French, English OR Spanish
- A 5 to 10 reference bibliography.
Any incomplete, under or over-sized proposal will not be submitted for evaluation.
Procedures for Evaluating the Session Proposals
Paper proposals will be reviewed by an external expert, the session co-chairs and by the conference's scientific committee, which includes members of the CIST's scientific committee, expanded to include external scholars.