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Honore Banidje : research & cv

Honoré Banidjè is a PhD student in history at the Pedagogy department of Charles University in Prague.

His researches focus on “The national construction in Benin (1894-1975) through the central-european prism” and aims to compare national processes in African states established after decolonial movements, specially Benin, with “successor states” in Central Europe, Czechoslovakia in particular, born after the dislocation of Central Powers.

Contact : honore.banidje(@)


  • Master of Human Rights and Democracy, UNESCO chair  (Abomey-Calavi) University
  • Master in Contemporary African History (Abomey-Calavi)
  • Diploma in Secondary Education (Abomey-Calavi)

Seminar “Reflection on crises” – 2020

Current Issues. Reflection on Crises

A seminar of the Institute for International Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, and CEFRES

Organizers: Jérôme Heurtaux (CEFRES) and Maria Kokkinou (postdoctoral researcher, CEFRES / Charles University)
When: Fall Semester, Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:50 pm
Where: Online, upon registration. Please contact the organizers: maria.kokkinou(@)
Language: French

Seminar presentation:

The crisis has the wind in its sails: due to the appearance and extensive spread of Covid-19 in 2020, this concept has regained a world-wide attention, not observed since the financial crisis of 2009. Apart from these spectacular moments of global turmoil, we can no longer count the events or phenomena that are described as crises.

A concept inextricably linked to modernity, a “crisis” (pre)occupies our societies in all its dimensions. The polysemic uses of the term and its very topicality prompt us to revisit this concept, its different meanings and uses. This seminar course is devoted to this task. It will involve the intervention of researchers from various disciplines – political sociology, history, art history, anthropology, philosophy, etc.

What realities are qualified as “crises” and in which ways are they critical? What is a crisis and how to explain its emergence? How does a crisis unfold, what are its effects and consequences? Why do crises give rise to conflicts of interpretation over their meaning? Is the notion of crisis a central operator of our modernity and a key to understanding the challenges that contemporary societies face?


Wednesday, September 30th, 12:30 – 1:50
Introduction to the seminar
Maria Kokkinou, CEFRES / IMS FSV UK
Jérôme Heurtaux, Paris-Dauphine Université / CEFRES

Wednesday, October 7th, 12:30-1:50
Revolutions, Political Crises and Regime Changes
Jérôme Heurtaux, Paris-Dauphine Université / CEFRES

Wednesday, October 14th, 12:30-1:50
Economic Crisis and Political Changes in Greece in the 2010s
Dimitrios Kosmopoulos, Université Paris-Dauphine

Wednesday, October 21st, 12:30-1:50
Populism in Power and the Crisis of Democracy in Brazil
Felipe Fernandes, EHESS / CEFRES

Wednesday, November 4th, 12:30-1:50
1958, 1968 and 2002: Political Crises in France
Jérôme Heurtaux, Paris-Dauphine Université / CEFRES

Wednesday, November 11th, 12:30-1:50
Representing the Living World: Collapse of Ecosystems and Reconfiguration of Knowledge
Chiara Mengozzi, FF UK / CEFRES
Julien Wacquez, CEFRES

Wednesday, November 18th, 12:30-1:50
Denouncing the Economic Crisis through Photography
Fedora Parkmann, Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences / CEFRES

Wednesday, November 25th, 12:30-1:50
The making of crises in history: the case of inflation
Mátyás Erdélyi, CEFRES / UK

Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:30-1:50
“Here is a place that has left its place”: Memories of the Vanquished, Traces of Crises and Decolonial Wars
Michèle Baussant, CNRS / CEFRES

Wednesday, December 9th, 12:30-1:50
Crisis of Reading or Media Revolution?
Claire Madl, CEFRES

Wednesday, December 16th, 12:30-1:50
“Migration Crises” in the Light of History and Anthropology
Maria Kokkinou, CEFRES / IMS FSV UK
Florence Vychytil, EHESS/ CEFRES

Wednesday, January 6th, 12:30 – 1:50
Presentation of the Students’ work


Students read one text per week, sent in advance by the lecturer. They prepare a 5-page essay in French on a “crisis” not addressed during the class, based on at least three sources (1 academic and 2 non-academic ones).
The assignment must be turned in by January 4th 2021 and presented orally on January 6th during the last session (5 minutes each).


  • Arendt, Hannah, La crise de la culture, Paris, Gallimard, 1991.
  • Dobry, Michel, Sociologie des crises politiques, Paris, Presses de Sciences po, 1986.
  • Gaïti, Brigitte, « Les incertitudes des origines. Mai 1958 et la Ve République », Politix, n° 47, 1999, p. 27-62.
  • Gobille, Boris, « L’événement Mai 68. Pour une sociohistoire du temps court », Annales HSS, mars-avril 2008, n° 2, p. 321-349.
  • Grossman, Evelyne, La créativité de la crise, Paris, Minuit, 2020.
  • Heurtaux, Jérôme, Pologne 1989. Comment le communisme s’est effondré, Paris, Codex, 2019.
  • Lacroix, Bernard, « La ‘crise de la démocratie représentative en France’. Eléments pour une discussion sociologique du problème », Scalpel, vol. 1, 1994, p. 6-29.
  • Morin, Edgar, « Pour une crisologie », Communications, n° 91, 2012.
  • Politix, « Protagonisme et crises politiques », n° 112, vol. 8, 2015.
  • Revault d’Allonnes, Myriam, « Comment la crise vient à la philosophie », Esprit, n° 3, mars-avril 2012/3.
  • Revault d’Allonnes, Myriam, « Hannah Arendt penseur de la crise », Etudes, n° 4153, 2011.
  • Revault d’Allonnes, Myriam, La Crise sans fin : essai sur l’expérience moderne du temps, Paris, Seuil, 2012.
  • Ricoeur, Paul, « La crise : un phénomène spécifiquement moderne », Revue de théologie et de philosophie, n° 120, 1988.

Committee’s Composition 2018-2019

Statutory Members

  • Pavel Baran, Vice President in charge of Research Area III. Humanities and Social Sciences of AV ČR
  • Lenka Rovná, Vice-Rector for European Affairs of UK
  • Jérôme Heurtaux, director of CEFRES

UK Representatives

AV ČR Representatives

Pascal Schneider : Research & CV

NSDAP members’ sociology : the Germans’ workers national-socialist party in the annexed territories of the IIIrd Reich (Alsace, Moselle, Eupen-Malmédy, Sudètes), from 1938 to 1944.

Research area 2: Norms and Transgressions.

My research deals with the NSDAP members in the annexed territories of the IIIrd Reich. It takes place in a comparative study of four European territories and focuses on the biography of the NSDAP members. This deliberate act, because the NSDAP adhesion was not mandatory, was indeed the result of a long-process procedure, often individual, sometimes familial. The individual decisions could be opportunistic, thus, badly thought, if not unconscious, in order to get a better position. Whereas the collective adhesion, like the familial one, was rather linked with strong traditions – religious, cultural, social – submitting, at one moment, to the dominant speech.

This study is a sociography with an interdisciplinary approach (sociology, psychology, anthropology and history), which focuses on the practices and social facts, in this case, those of engagement, and even those of marginality of involvement. Thus, it also deals with the management of this transgression, which is the involvement of inhabitants from those annexed territories, alongside German National Socialists, as an integration in the new order established at the local, regional and European level. The scale change let us see if those social practices are the same or different in those four different annexed territories of the IIIrd Reich between 1938 and 1944.


Education and diplomas

Since 2017: Member of the Trinational Doctoral College (Paris, Saarbrücken, Luxembourg) : The International History by Interdisciplinarity. European and Franco-German Perspectives at the XXth Century.

Since 2016: PhD studies in Contemporary History, at Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV), ED 2 SIRICE (UMR 8138), under the supervision of Johann Chapoutot.

2013-2014: 2nd year of MA in Germanic worlds history, Strasbourg University. Topic of dissertation : Saverne 1940-1944 : Germanisation et Nazification d’une ville d’arrondissement durant l’annexion allemande.

2013: Certification in History of Art.

2012: 1st year of MA in History and Civilization in Europe, Strasbourg University.

2012: BA in History of Art, Strasbourg University.

2010: BA in Archeology, Strasbourg University.

2010: Certificate of History and Geography in German language, and certificate of Alsatian language.

2001: Teaching diploma in History and Geography.

Stays abroad

2019: Invitations by Prof. Dr. Michael Wildt at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and from Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hüser at the Universität of Saarlandes.

2017: Seminar at Weimar in Germany about « Gedenkstättenpädagogische Erkundungen – Konzepte und Methoden zur Erschliessung von Orten zur NS-Geschichte ».

2016-2017: Attachment to the March Bloch Center of Berlin.

2010: Internship about Shoah in Israëm at Beith Lohamei Haghetot et at Yad Vashem.

2007: Pestalozzi internship at the European Council in Calw, Germany, about « Europa im Geschichtunterricht ».


Since 2017: History and Geography Teacher in the XVth arrondissement of Paris.

2015-2016: German teacher at Alpadia Language Schools in Berlin.

1998-2015: History and Geography teacher at the Yechiva of the Srasbourg Eschel Center.

2013-2015: Teacher of History and Geography, of “Euro-German” class, of facultative option of History of Arts, of Alsatian language and of Regional Alsatian Culture and Language at the Institution of Christian Doctrine in Strasbourg.

1998-2013: Teacher of History and Geography and of Regional Alsatian Culture and Language at the Episcopal College of Zillisheim (1998-2001), and then at the Seminar of the Youngs from Walbourg (2001-2008), and finally at the Institution of the Christian Doctrine in Strasbourg (2008-2013).

Grants and awards

2017: Mobility grant for researches led under the frame of the Doctoral Franco-German College “L’histoire internationale par l’interdisciplinarité. Perspectives franco-allemandes et européennes au XXe siècle”.

2015: Nomination for the grade « Chevalier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques ».

2007: Bronze medal of Youth and Sports for 20 years of involvement in dance and animations.


  • Alsatian: Mother tongue.
  • French: Mother tongue.
  • German: C1 level.
  • English: Intermediate level.

Other activities

Since 2018: Member of the Scientific Council -Memorial Monument to the Second World War victims from Alsace and Moselle.

Since 2007: Member of the Administration Council of the Société d’Histoire et d’Archéologie de Saverne et des Environs (SHASE).

Since 2000: Member of the Pedagogical Commission of the Alsace-Lorraine Memorial.

Since 1996: Vice-President et founder President (1989-1996) of the the Association d’Histoire militaire Le Fantassin de Saverne and initiator of various exhibitions.

From November 2016 to July 2017: Representative of PhD Students at March Bloch Center in Berlin (participation to the Laboratory Councils, representation, mediation, offices management…).

2008-2015: Responsible for the scholar exchange between the Rathenow Gymnasium, Germany, and the Strasbourg Christian Doctrine Institution, France.

1994-2015: Commissioner of four great exhibitions about the First and the Second World Wars, and of smaller ones.

2008-2014: Initiator and responsible of the project about the duty of memory with some study trip in Auschwitz (2008-2014), Brussels and Amsterdam (2010), Dresden, Theresienstadt, Lidice and Prague (2011), Nuremberg and Salzbourg (2012), Belfort and Clerval (2013), Treblinka, Warsaw and Krakow (2014) with the help of the Foundation for Shoah Memory.

2004-2009: Initiator and responsible of the Resistance and Deportation National Contest at the Seminar of the Youngs form Walbourg (5 laureates) and at the Christian Doctrine Institution.

Publications and collaborations


“L’étude sociologique des membres du NSDAP dans les territoires annexés au IIIe Reich de 1938 à 1944 (Alsace, Moselle, Eupen-Malmédy, Sudètes). Exemple d’une prosopographie à l’échelle européenne”, acts from the study day of PhD students from the Ecole doctorale d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (ED 188) “Construire et maintenir un réseau. Biographie et prosopographie : individus et groupes sociaux en histoire”, Lettres Sorbonne Université.
Link to article


Francia-Recensio 2018 2 ISSN: 2425-3510
Dirk Thomaschke, Abseits der Geschichte. Nationalsozialismus und Zweiter Weltkrieg in Ortschroniken, Göttingen, 356 S.
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Research Value

Filed of research at Sorbonne Université: PhD students from Faculté des Lettres Sorbonne Université introduce with pictures their field of research.
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Les années 40 ou la vie quotidienne sous des régimes d’exception, exhibition catalogue for the temporary exhibition, presented at La Maison du Kochersberg à Truchtersheim in 2005, designed and constructed by Henri-Pascal Jung, Albert Lorentz, Louis Ludes, Lise Pommois and Pascal Schneider.

PhD Fellows Team 2018-2019

Pavel Baloun

is a PhD student at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Humanities, under the supervision of Pavel Himl. His PhD dissertation entitled “The Gypsy Scourge!” The Creation and Implementation of Anti-Gypsy Measures in Interwar Czechoslovakia and After, 1918-1942, contributes to CEFRES research area 2.

Martin Pjecha

is a PhD student at the Central European University (Budapest) under the supervision of Matthias Riedl. His dissertation is entitled Discourses of Violence within the Hussite Movement, and contributes to CEFRES research area 2.

Florence Vychytil-Baudoux

is a PhD student at the EHESS (Paris) under the supervision of Nancy L. Green. Her dissertation in history is entitled Between Citizenship, Ethnicity and the Politics of Exile: The Logics of Polonia‘s Political Integration in France, the United States and Canada, 1945-1980 and contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Julien Wacquez

is a PhD student at the EHESS (Paris) under the supervision of Jean-Louis Fabiani. His dissertation in sociology is entitled The Grammar of Likelihood: The Attachement to Reality of Sci-Fi Practitioners, and contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Associated PhD students 2018-2019

Mihai-Dan Cîrjan

is a PhD student at the Central European University in Budapest under the supervision of Balázs Trencsényi. His PhD dissertation in comparative history on Indebtedness and Credit Relations in Times of Crisis: Reinventing the State by Governing Economic Life in Post-liberal Romania (1929-1944) contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Felipe Kaiser Fernandes

is a PhD student at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris, affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Institute of Anthropology of the Contemporary (IIAC), under the guidance of Sophie Wahnich. His dissertation entitled Popular Market Spaces: Migrant Women in Informal Work. A Multi-Site Ethnography, contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Adéla Klinerová

is a PhD student in cotutelle between the Charles University (Prague) and the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), under the supervision of Richard Biegel and Sabine Frommel. Her dissertation is entitled Modern French Architecture in the Context of Czech and East-Central European Nineteenth-Century Architecture, contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Yuliya Moskvina

is a PhD student at Charles University (Prague) under the supervision of Paul Blokker. Her dissertation in sociology is entitled Squat, State, Society, and contributes to CEFRES research area 2.

Raluca Muresan

is a PhD student at the Sorbonne-Universités, Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, under the guidance of Jean-Yves Andrieux. Her dissertation is entitled Culture, Urban Society, and Representation of Territories. The Architecture of Public Theaters in the Eastern Lands of the Habsburg Monarchy (1770-1812) and contributes to CEFRES research area 1.

Olga Słowik

is a PhD student at Faculty of Arts, Charles University, under the supervision of Libuše Heczková. Her dissertation is entitled Food, Gender, Identity, and their Entanglements in Contemporary Czech Prose and contributes to CEFRES research area 2.

Ekaterina Zheltova

is a PhD student at the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, under the supervision of Kateřina Králová. Her dissertation is entitled National belonging, transnational localities and ideologies of language: Discursive practices at the Greek-Albanian borderlands and contributes to CEFRES research area 3.