Past Member

Sophie Wahnich

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

History of the French Revolution

Home Institution

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
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Sophie Wahnich works on the role of emotions in the construction of social bonds in a past/present relationship. She plans to compare our anxiety today in the face of “hyperbolic doubt” to that arising in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with the emergence of a plurality of creeds. She will focus especially on historical anthropology of rituals and of the sacred.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Social Science

Degrees

EHESS
Habilitation à diriger des recherches
2007
Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne
Ph.D.
1994
Éducation Nationale
Agrégation
1988

Appointments

CNRS/EHESS
laboratory director (IIAC, CNRS)
CNRS
research director (DR1 CNRS),