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Telling the Story of History with Henry Rousso and Ivan Jablonka

Situating the Present to Write the Past

Nathan Bracher

humanist. Ivan Jablonka 2 Appearing in English translation in the first half of 2016, some four years after their publication in the original French, both Ivan Jablonka’s A History of the Grandparents I Never Had and Henry Rousso’s The Latest Catastrophe

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To Bear Witness After the Era of the Witness

The Projects of Christophe Boltanski and Ivan Jablonka

Donald Reid

intense as to suffice unto itself, with the sweet sorrowful respect the human condition inspires in us. This is my work. Ivan Jablonka 2 Ivan Jablonka was born in 1973. His paternal grandparents died at Auschwitz and his father survived as a hidden child

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Jablonka et la question du sujet en sciences sociales

Le cas de Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes

Nathan Bracher

compris Le Prix Littéraire du Monde, le Prix Médicis et le Prix des Prix. Cependant, Ivan Jablonka ne s’en tient guère à relever les éléments de surface qui avaient pu frapper la sensibilité de ses concitoyens durant tout le premier trimestre de 2011. Il

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Searching for What Is Already Found

Ivan Jablonka and the Life of a Nobody

Melanie Hawthorne

search. The call of those “lost and never known” also animates the work of French historian Ivan Jablonka, who has taken the project of recovering the unknown one step further in his reconstruction of the lives not just of grandparents he never knew, but

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The Future of the Human Sciences

Ivan Jablonka

Translator : Nathan Bracher


Amid the current crisis in the humanities and the human sciences, researchers should take up the challenge of writing more effectively. Rather than clinging to forms inherited from the nineteenth century, they should invent new ways to captivate readers, while also providing better demonstrations of their research. Defining problems, drawing on a multitude of sources, carrying out investigations, taking journeys in time and space: these methods of inquiry are as much literary opportunities as cognitive tools. They invite experimentation in writing across disciplines, trying out different lines of reasoning, shuttling back and forth between past and present, describing the process of discovery, and using the narrative “I.” We can address the public creatively, decompartmentalize disciplines, and encourage encounters between history and literature, sociology and cinema, anthropology and graphic novels—all without compromising intellectual rigor. Now more than ever, the human sciences need to assert their place in the polis.

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Writing History and the Social Sciences with Ivan Jablonka

Nathan Bracher

Ivan Jablonka, a well-published university historian, professor at the Université de Paris 13, and researcher at the Collège de France with the team of Pierre Rosanvallon, has attracted considerable attention with three recent, highly acclaimed

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From Casablanca to Houston

A Family Story

Julie Fette

poulet aux olives without complaint for years. Figure 1 Marcelle and Talia, Jardin du Luxembourg, 2006. Author’s photo. Inspired by Ivan Jablonka’s Histoire des grands-parents que je n’ai pas eus , I decided to write the history of Talia’s grandparents

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Les historiens et leurs ombres

le passé à la première personne du présent

Nathan Bracher

. Pierre Nora et certains de ses collègues en avaient donné le premier exemple avec leurs Essais d'ego-histoire en 1987. Alors que ces historiens-là se focalisaient sur la convergence de leurs itinéraires biographiques et professionnels, Ivan Jablonka a

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Petit manifeste pour les « Press and Literature Studies »

Marie-Ève Thérenty

entre presse et littérature 8 reste encore importante aujourd’hui comme en témoignent les nombreux écrivains contemporains investis dans le fait divers à l’instar d’Emmanuel Carrère, de Régis Jauffret ou, plus récemment, d’Ivan Jablonka. De nouveaux

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Jablonka’s History

Literature and the Search for Truth

Sarah Fishman

One of France’s leading scholars, Ivan Jablonka, author of several histories of children and childhood, turned his attention inward for a strikingly personal book, Histoire des grands-parents que je n’ai pas eus: Une enquête , published in 2012