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Assessing and sustainably improving wellbeing

  • Marco Aurisicchio, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London ( Hors EHESS )
  • Constanze Binder, Assistant professor, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam ( Hors EHESS )
  • Melania Calestani, Research Associate, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Kingston University London ( Hors EHESS )
  • Miriam Teschl, maîtresse de conférences de l'EHESS ( GREQAM )

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(EHESS-Marseille, Centre de la Vieille-Charité, 2 rue de la Charité 13002 Marseille), dates fixées ultérieurement

Many people are or start to be "concerned" about the current calamities, the poverty in our societies, the increasing gap in the distribution of wealth and access to opportunities, depending, very often on education, but also family background and ethnic groups, and, not to forget, the rise of extremism, the refugee crises across many parts of the world, etc. There is a lot of research (as well as many non-governmental, private initiatives) that covers or works actively in relation with these themes and topics and many researchers across disciplines point at these problems and possible consequences thereof. The idea of this seminar is that if we want to respond theoretically as well as practically, i.e. if we, as researchers, also want to propose "workable" solutions that can help to alleviate some of those problems with more or less immediate effect as well as longer term consequences, we need to do interdisciplinary research and throw more knowledge and tools and methods into one basket and see what we can get out of it. In this seminar, we therefore propose first of all to read and present some core texts in different disciplines such as economics, philosophy, anthropology and social design in particular with respect to questions related to wellbeing, social justice and the creation of fair institutions. The aim is also to analyse certain case studies of bottom-up movements or other private initiatives who aim to do things differently (within or outside the market or other social institutions) and to analyse their underlying ideas and social philosophies. We also want to get acquainted with different methodologies and epistemologies such that at the end of the seminar, we start to get equipped with particular tools and knowledge that may help to engage in interdisciplinary analysis of particular problem areas and be able to respond conceptually as well as practically.

We will use the videoconferencing system to connect to the other sites and colleagues, who are in London and Rotterdam.

1st seminar: 16th of December 2016, EHESS Marseille, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Salle 205, 11h-14h.
Via videoconference: Neil Thin (social anthropology), Edinburgh University, Social wellbeing
In addition to his presentation, we will discuss his recent MOOC on Social Wellbeing: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/social-wellbeing


Domaine de l'affiche : Économie

Intitulés généraux :

  • Miriam Teschl- Identité, préférences et bien-être. Approches conceptuelles.
  • Renseignements :

    This seminar will be organised in Marseille and use the videoconferencing system to connect to the sites of our colleagues. It will be organised every 6-8 weeks over the course of the academic year 2016/17. The seminar will be held in English.

    Adresse(s) électronique(s) de contact : miriam.teschl(at)ehess.fr

    Dernière modification de cette fiche par le service des enseignements (sg12@ehess.fr) : 26 janvier 2017.

    Contact : service des enseignements ✉ sg12@ehess.fr ☎ 01 49 54 23 17 ou 01 49 54 23 28
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