we welcome you to submit proposals in the panel "P25 –
Knowing Microbes: Ferments, Homes, and the Industry"
which will take place during the STS-CH 2023 conference in
Basel (31 August-1 September). Deadline is May 1st
(maximum 300 words, in English). More information here:
https://sts2023.ch/call-for-papers/#P25 and below:
P25 – Knowing Microbes. Ferments, Homes, and the
Elise Tancoigne (University of Lausanne) & Henri Boullier (CNRS)
Agricultural modernization has not only impacted the
biodiversity of plants and animals, it has also reduced the
microbial biodiversity that is essential to sustain human,
animal and plant life. All over the world, coalitions of
actors (social scientists, natural scientists, consumers,
breeders, farmers, dairy producers, and activists) now
publicly denounce a repressive management of microbial life.
Alarmed by its disappearance, they campaign for the
establishment of new human-microbes relationships (Paxson
and Helmreich 2014; Sariola 2021). Knowledge and expertise
developed both in the laboratory (e.g., microbiome research,
nutritional sciences) and in numerous communities of
amateurs of fermented food and drinks, play a fundamental
role in this protest. This panel welcomes contemporary
empirical presentations on microbes which are domesticated
both in the lab and at home (food fermentation, compost
fermentation, biocontrol). We aim to discuss the following
Please do not hesitate to circulate this information to
anyone who may be interested.
Elise & Henri
-- Elise TANCOIGNE, post-doc University of Lausanne - Webpage: https://www.etancoigne.fr - Phone number: +41 21 692 60 59 Recent publications: Tancoigne Elise, 2021c, « Producing Knowledge in the Alps. Collaborative Research in Dairy Microbiology, 1960–Present », Journal of Alpine Research | Revue de géographie alpine, 28 octobre 2021, nᵒ 109‑2. Tancoigne Élise, 2021b, « Régimes de sélection microbienne. Le cas du microbe laitier (France, 1970-1999) », Revue d’anthropologie des connaissances, 1 septembre 2021, vol. 15‑3. Tancoigne Élise, 2021a, Towards a science history of Jordan’s dairy industries. The example of Jameed, https://ifpo.hypotheses.org/11337.