Centre interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux stratégiques (CIENS)

European nuclear trajectories

This research seminar is led by Frédéric Gloriant and Pierre-Louis Six.

Format: 6 sessions of 2 hours, 3 ECTS. This course is validated as part of the DENS program. It is also one of the accredited courses in the “European Studies” minor.

Contacts: frederic.gloriant@ens.psl.eu and pierre-louis.six@ens.psl.eu

Schedule: the seminar will take place in the second semester of the 2023-2024 academic year, on Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm (schedule subject to slight modifications depending on the availability of our guests).

Venue: 45 rue d’Ulm, salle 3 du Pôle Ressources Lettres (couloir jaune, 2nd floor).

Seminar presentation:

This seminar will offer an overview of the nuclear trajectories of various European countries (UK, Germany, Italy, Ukraine), basing each session on a work that a leading specialist in the nuclear history of the country in question will be invited to present. The aim is to establish divergences and convergences, reciprocal influences and counter-influences, and other phenomena of circulation. At the end of the semester, we’ll take a look back at the historiography of military nuclear power in France, with a round-table discussion on the European dimension of French deterrence, present at least implicitly from the outset, and which has undergone a number of changes without ever really materializing.