Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Prof. Dr. Christian Papilloud

phone: 0345 55-24250
fax: 0345 55-27150

room E.58.0
Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 26–27
D-06099 Halle (Saale)

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phone: 0345 55-24251
phone: 0345 55-27150

Frau Anna Tihonova
Institut für Soziologie
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Professor Christian Papilloud

Short CV

2012Holder of the Chair for General Sociology – with an Emphasis on Sociological Theory, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Sociology
2008-2012Holder of the “Claude Lefort” Chair for General Sociology, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Département de Sociologie, UFR des Sciences de l’Homme (France)
2007Habilitation, University of Rouen
2005-2008Junior professor of cultural sociology, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Institute of Sociology
2001PhD, University of Paris 10 Nanterre
1999-2005Staff member of the Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld
1996-1999Staff member at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva (Switzerland). SNF scholarship holder at Michigan State University (USA)

Research Areas

  • German-French sociological theories and scientific history
  • Cultural sociology and sociology of knowledge
  • Quantitative analysis of texts (topic models and semantic networks)

Academic Roles

  • Co-editor of the Georg Simmel Complete Edition
  • Co-editor of the Emile Durkheim Complete Edition
  • Co-editor of the book series “Sociologies Européennes” by L’Harmattan publisher (Paris)
  • Co-editor of the journal  Lendemains   
  • Reviewer for the European Science Foundation [ESF], Strasbourg/Brussels; Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France);  Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Reviewer for the European Sociological Review; Canadian Journal of Sociology; Theory, Culture & Society; Zeitschrift für Soziologie;  Tic&Société; International Journal of Nanotechnology; Sociologie  et sociétés; Distinktion – Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory
  • Board member of the network “Cultural Heritage”, MLU
  • Board member of the core research area “Society and Culture in Motion”, MLU
  • Visiting researcher at CNRS-Pôle Risque, France

Current Projects

  • Arts digitaux et Science -- Labex ICCA/Paris & Université Lille 1 (2017-2019)

Recently Completed Projects

  • Arts digitaux et trajectoires socio-professionnelles d’artistes.  Une comparaison franco-allemande — Labex ICCA/Paris
  • Historical Awareness of Totalitarian Dictatorships among Youths in Central European Countries (with the University of Warsaw and the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity)

Five Most-Recent Publications

  • Papilloud, C., 2016. Marcel Mauss. Essai sur le don. In: Klaus Kraemer, Florian Brugger (Hg.), Schlüsselwerke der Wirtschaftssoziologie, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 145-154.
  • Papilloud, C., 2015. Gift: History of the Concept. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 10. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 139–143.

  • with G. Vidal, « Netart. Créativité, culture critique et positionnement socio-professionnel dans l’art numérique », In: Lendemains, 39, 154/155: 135-152, 2014.

  • ‘Anticipatory governance of nanotechnologies. a conceptual framework’, World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 71–89, 2014.

  • with A. Haesler, “The veil of economy: electronic money and the pyramidal structure of societies”, In: Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, 1: 1-15, 2014.

Publications Prof. Dr. Christian Papilloud, 01.2018
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