Tales, worlds and stories : changing stories

Research and creation encounters

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With the Agence nationale de la recherche

9th edition of Research and creation encounters – Tales, worlds and stories

Rencontres Recherche et Création 2022 - Contes, mondes et récits © Cyril Terrien


Since 2014, Rencontres Recherche et Création has been experimenting with new modes of dialogue between artists, researchers, cultural actors and the public. By bringing together the thinking of the works and the most recent research work, these Encounters displace the boundaries of knowledge and open up new perspectives for thinking differently about our present.

Dedicated to the theme "Tales, worlds and narratives", this 9th edition will explore the narratives that nourish the imaginations of individuals and societies and make a common world possible. It will allow us to question the forms of fiction, how they relate everyday life or fairy tales, feed on myths and constantly transform them, cross cultures and eras, and modify our sensibilities and actions.

This event is placed under the patronage of the European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, responsible for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, the General Secretariat for Investment (France 2030), the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Culture.


In dialogue with Anne Théron, director :

- The Thousand and One Nights: Telling to avoid dying, with Carole Boidin, lecturer in comparative literature, University of Paris Nanterre
- The power of myth: reversing destiny, with Enrico Medda, professor of Greek language and literature, University of Pisa- Making war in the name of peace, with Irène Herrmann, professor of contemporary history, University of Geneva
- Democracy, reason and feelings, with George E. Marcus, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Williams College
- Ideas and Dreams, with Isabelle Arnulf, Professor of Neurology, Sorbonne University
- The Oldest Histories of the World, with Olivier Morin, CNRS Research Fellow and Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Human History, Jena


In partnership with Aix-Marseille Université, Artcena (Centre national des arts du cirque, de la rue et du théâtre), Avignon Université, BNF – Maison Jean Vilar, Centro Ciência Viva – Université de Coimbra, CNRS, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), European Cooperation in Sciences and Technology COST, l’Institut Covid-19 Ad memoriam, Institut d’études avancées de Paris, Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Spectacle (ISTS), IRCAM, Le Phénix scène nationale Valenciennes - pôle européen de création, L’Histoire, Maison française de New York  University, Maison Française d’Oxford, ministère de la Culture, ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, le Département French Littérature, Thought and Culture de New York University, Philosophie Magazine, Secrétariat général pour l’Investissement, Sciences et Avenir - La Recherche,  Société des Gens de Lettres, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities – Torch, University of Oxford, Université libre de Bruxelles, Université Paris Nanterre

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