Stéphane Lembré will support his HDR on Saturday January 8, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

The file is entitled: ” Learn the profession XIXe-XXe centuries. Actors, spaces, techniques and policies between economic and social history, the history of education and the history of work “.

It includes a summary thesis, a collection of works and an unpublished thesis: ” The return of learning. A labor institution and its financing in the 20th century: milestones for the history of a French path in the light of European and world experiences “.

The jury will be composed of:

  • Mr. Jean-François Chanet, University Professor, Institute of Political Studies of Paris, Rector of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté academic region
  • Ms. Carole Christen, University Professor, Le Havre Normandy University
  • Ms. Isabelle Lespinet-Moret, University professor, University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (guarantor)
  • Mr. Xavier Vigna, University Professor, Paris Nanterre University
  • Mr. Laurent Warlouzet, University professor, Sorbonne University
  • Mr. Steven Zdatny, Professor, University of Vermont, United States

Those who would like to attend this defense, from a distance, to quickly report it to Stéphane Lembré (stephane.lembre [at]

Composition of the file

The synopsis (vol. 1) looks back on a course of research and teaching, through the prism of the relationships between learning, profession and history.

The unpublished thesis (vol. 2) addresses the history of apprenticeship in France in the twentieth century, by examining the transition from a training method considered to be in crisis at the beginning of the century to a training route to which, for the years 1980 and even more today, many virtues are lent with a view to professional integration. The financing of apprenticeship provides the guiding thread of a reflection which restores the French experience in a transnational perspective and analyzes the role of multiple actors.

The collection of works (vol. 3) is structured in four parts: history and historiography of technical education; economic regulations and political powers in the territories; education and training actors; trades, knowledge and know-how. The set, made up of 21 texts, covers the 19th and 20th centuries and ranges from local to global.

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