Anne Monjaret

Introduction to French ethnology


The French Ethnology Society (SEF) affirms a growing interest in studying contemporary societies. Since 2014, the French Ministry of Culture has placed the SEF in charge of organising days of instruction in ethnology for the general public. These courses are part of a tradition of passing on knowledge, which has been at the centre of the association’s concerns since its foundation.

Streamed live on the museum's YouTube channel

Based on a pluri-disciplinary subject, each edition seeks to focus on the current state of progress on ethnological knowledge in the different contexts of its production (CNRS, ministry, company, association, university, etc.)  The subject chosen for 2021 is attachment: attachment of individuals to their professions, to the profession of ethnologist, attachment to institutions, to heritage, attachment to objects and our peers, attachment in and for society, and of course the transformations of these attachments in the particular context of the pandemic. These two days are intended for the general public: academics, students, professionals in the cultural domain, staff from museums.

photo ©Anne Monjaret (Japan, 2018)

  • Scientific coordination of the event days 

    • Anne Monjaret (SEF, CNRS, IIAC-EHESS)
    • Aurélien Djakouane (SEF, University Paris Nanterre – SOPHIAPOL)

    Scientific committee 

    • Thomas Mouzard (Ministry of Culture – Delegation for inspection, research and innovation)
    • Philippe Charlier (musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac)
    • Valérie Perles (Ministry of Culture – Delegation for inspection, research and innovation)

    Organising committee 

    • Aurélia Gualdo (SEF)
    • Audrey Higelin (SEF)
    • Marine Loisy (SEF)
    • Yann Le Bihan (SEF)

    Main organisers 

    • French Ethnology Society
    • Ministry of Culture, Delegation for inspection, research and innovation (DIRI) under the Directorate-General for Heritage and Architecture
    • musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac 


    • IIAC (UMR 8177) – CNRS-EHESS
    • SOPHIAPOL (EA 3932) – Université Paris Nanterre


    • Anna Gianotti Laban (musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac)
  • Place:   Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Pickup location:  En ligne
  • TimeSlots:
    The Thursday 07 October 2021 from 10:00 to 18:30

    The Friday 08 October 2021 from 10:00 to 18:30
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap visuel
    • Handicap auditif bim (T)
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   Researcher, student, All publics
  • Categorie : Symposia
  • Free entry (subject to available places)
    Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)

    Gratuit (événement en ligne)

  • As part of:   Fête de la Science 2021