Seminars of research

Following the 13 November 2015 Paris terror attacks, a vast 12-year transdisciplinary research program was launched with the support of the SPGI, Secrétariat général pour l’investissement (formerly Commissariat Général à l’Investissement, CGI) and the ANR. Scientifically supervised by CNRS and INSERM and administratively by HESAM University, it has thirty-one partners. The core of the program is the follow-up of a cohort of approximately 1000 people who were interviewed in 2016and will be interviewed in 2018, 2021 and 2026, while biomedical research, involving 200 of them, will provide a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder and resilience. Several other studies are also being carried out, with one objective in mind: to better understand the relationship between individual and collective memory of a traumatic event.
Already a partner of Equipex MATRICE, INA and ECPAD (Établissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la Défense) play a key role in the audiovisual recording of all these volunteers. It is therefore only logical that the year 2017-2018 should be fully devoted to a presentation of the challenges and initial results of the 13-November programme led by neuropsychologist Francis Eustache and historian Denis Peschanski.

As in previous years, the INA-MATRICE-Programme 13-November seminar will be led by Agnès Magnien ( and Denis Peschanski (

Admission is free within the limits of available places, registration is mandatory at:
Identification will be asked at the entrance

  • Session 1 (double session): Tuesday December 5 2017, 2 pm – 6 pm feedback
  • • Denis Peschanski, CNRS (Centre Européen de Sociologie et de Science Politique) :
    Programme 13-November : inventory of fixtures, first results (phase 1)
    • Sandra Hoibian, Crédoc :
    The French in the face of 13 November and terrorism. Dedicated studies: June 2016 and January 2017

    • Session 2: Tuesday December 16 2017, 4 pm – 6 pm feedback
    •Sébastien Ledoux, Université Paris 1 (Centre d’Histoire Sociale du XXe siècle)
    The school world in the face of the 2015 attacks

    • Session 3: Session 3: Tuesday February 6 2018, 4 pm – 6 pm feedback
    • Francis Eustache, EPHE et Pierre Gagnepain, INSERM (Neuropsychologist and imaging of human memory):
    Remember, a biomedical research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Phase1, first results

    • Session 4: Session 3: Tuesday March 6 2018, 4 pm – 6 pm feedback
    • Florence Askenazy (hôpital Lenval, Head of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, programme « 14-7 »):
    An epidemiological and biomedical study on the victims of the Nice attack

    • Session 5: Tuesday avril 10 2018, 4 pm – 6 pm feedback
    • Séverine Dessajan, Université Paris-Descartes (Centre de Recherches sur les Liens Sociaux), Nancy Girard, CNRS, Cécile Hochard, CNRS, Salma Mesmoudi, Université Paris 1, Laura Nattiez, CNRS et Danielle Rozenberg, CR honoraire CNRS :
    Étude 1000. First results on the witnesses and their briefs.

    • Session 6: Tuesday May 15 2018, 4 pm – 6 pm feedback
    • Sarah Gensburger, CNRS (Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique) :
    Contribution to the current reflections of memory studies based on a sociological survey in the “Bataclan district”?

    • Session 7: Tuesday May 12 2018, 4 pm – 6 pm feedback
    • Gérôme Truc, CNRS (Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique) :
    Concern and memory of the 13-November: a sociological look at Étude 1000

      This research seminar, organized by INA, the Equipex Matrice and Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, explores the paradigms and methods for audiovisual analysis.

      In the first half of the year, we will devote a cycle of sessions to research conducted following the 2015 attacks, aimed at better understanding the construction and evolution of individual and collective memory. Participants in the transdisciplinary “Programme 13-Novembre” ( will present to the public this vast project of collecting testimonies and will exchange with researchers and professionals proposing complementary analyses, in order to better understand the complexity of reactions to events.

      Scientific authority:

      Responsables Scientifiques :
      Denis Peschanski, Research Director at the CNRS, CHS (Paris 1 – CNRS), Matrice; Géraldine Poels, Head of Scientific Valuation, Ina.

      Practical information: The seminar takes place one Monday per month from 2pm to 5pm.
      The sessions will take place at Université Paris 1, Salle 1, Galerie Soufflot, 12 place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris

    • November 14, 2016 Presentation of the research program “13-Novembre”
      Collecting testimonies: investigators’ feedback
    As part of the “13-Novembre” project, mediators, investigators and researchers will collect and analyze the testimonies of a group of 1000 volunteers during four filmed interview campaigns spread over 10 years. During this session, the protocol of this unique survey will be presented and commented on by interviewers participating in the collection of testimonies.

    • December 12, 2016 Terror attacks and social networks: presentation of the corpus and research leads

    Following the November attacks, INA launched an emergency collection procedure on twitter to document reactions on social networks on an unprecedented scale. How can researchers capture these corpuses? What research opportunities do these archives open up?
    Gérôme Truc, ISP/CNRS, Valérie Schafer, ISCC/CNRS, Zeynep Pehlivan, INA, and David Chavalarias, Directeur de l’institut des Systèmes Complexes –ISC/CNRS
    Gérôme Truc, ISP/CNRS, Valérie Schafer, ISCC/CNRS, Zeynep Pehlivan, Ina, and David Chavalarias, Directeur de l’institut des Systèmes Complexes –ISC/CNRS

    • January 23, 2017 Presentation of the CREDOC survey and intervention by Pascal Ory

    In order to determine the impact of the attacks on French public opinion, eleven specific questions were included in the traditional Crédoc six-monthly questionnaire in June and July 2016. The results of these studies will be presented and commented on by Sandra Hoibian. Historian Pascal Ory, author of “Ce que dit Charlie. Treize leçons d’histoire” (Gallimard, 2016) is invited to put them in perspective.
    Sandra Hoibian, Director of the Evaluation and Society Division, CREDOC
    Pascal Ory, history professor, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (page)

    • February 20, 2017 Media and trauma

    The French are still mainly informed of events through the main news medium: television. To understand the processes of appropriation of events, accommodation with them and assignment of meanings, it is therefore necessary to combine a twofold approach: the study of programmes (news, news magazines, special editions, etc.) on the one hand, and analysis in reception (panel interviews, viewer letters) on the other.
    Isabelle Veyrat-Masson, LCP-IRISSO/CNRS team leader, and
    Claire Sécail and Pierre Lefébure, authors of Le Défi Charlie. Les médias à l’épreuve des attentats, Lemieux, 2016.
    In the presence of a journalist.

  • May 22, 2017 Attacks and media responsibility: what regulation?
  • The widely criticized media coverage of the attacks since January 2015 has prompted reflection in the media, in civil society and in bodies such as the CSA (Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel), whose expertise and arbitration have been called upon. In addition to the occasional moments of media frenzy, we can question the role of “continuous” and “real-time” information in spreading a traumatic perception of events. How can journalists on the ground take this responsibility into account? How are the recommendations of the CSA developed and taken into account at different levels, within the editorial departments?
    Panelists :
    Hervé Brusini, journalist, France Télévisions and
    Patrick Eveno, president of Observatoire de la déontologie de l’information (ODI)