Researcher, University of Geneva

Last update: October 10, 2020
Contact: elise [@] etancoigne [point] fr

Research interests

Food studies - Environmental history - Science and technology studies - Digital humanities

I'm interested in the links between food systems, technical innovations and heritage. My research focuses on the history of the modernization of the dairy industry and the governance of dairy microbes since the 1970s. I work at the University of Geneva, as part of the ERC project "Rethinking Science and Public Participation".

I previously worked on the history of zoological taxonomy, the genealogy of the concepts of ecosystem services and "responsible research and innovation", as well as on citizen sciences and participatory research.

In addition to classical qualitative methods of the social sciences (interviews, participant observation, archive mining), I use approaches from digital humanities, such as web scrapping, descriptive statistics, social network analysis, computational textual analysis and scientometrics (with e.g. softwares R, Gephi, Sci2, VOSviewer, HistCite, CorText Manager, Iramuteq).

Publications

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  • On citizen sciences and participatory approaches:

    1. Macq H., E. Tancoigne and B.J. Strasser, 2020, « From Deliberation to Production. Public Participation in Science and Technology Policies of the European Commission (1998-2019) », Minerva.

    2. Tancoigne E., 2019, « Invisible brokers: “Citizen Science” on Twitter », JCOM, 18, 6 : A05.

    3. Tancoigne É. and J. Baudry, 2019, « Stars in their eyes? Making sense of public involvement in the citizen science project SETI@home », Réseaux, n° 214-215, 2 : 109‑140 (French version: « La tête dans les étoiles ? Faire sens de l’engagement dans le projet de science participative SETI@home »).

    4. Strasser B.J., J. Baudry, D. Mahr, G. Sanchez and E. Tancoigne, 2019, « “Citizen Science”? Rethinking Science and Public Participation », Science & Technology Studies, 32, 2 : 52‑76.

  • On responsible research and innovation:

    1. Christensen M.V., M. Nieminen, M. Altenhofer, E. Tancoigne, N. Mejlgaard, E. Griessler et A. Filacek, 2020, « What’s in a name? Perceptions and promotion of responsible research and innovation practices across Europe », Science and Public Policy.

    2. see also Macq H., E. Tancoigne and B.J. Strasser, 2020 (mentioned above)

    3. Tancoigne E., S. Randles and P.-B. Joly, 2016, « Evolution of a concept: a scientometric analysis of RRI ». in Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation. Approach, Process and Results of the Res-AGorA Project. 39‑46. ResAGorA.

  • On ecosystem services:

    1. Tancoigne E., M. Barbier, J.-P. Cointet and G. Richard, 2014, « The place of agricultural sciences in the literature on ecosystem services », Ecosystem Services, 10 : 35‑48.

    2. Lescourret F., D. Magda, G. Richard, A.-F. Adam-Blondon, M. Bardy, J. Baudry, I. Doussan, B. Dumont, F. Lefèvre, I. Litrico, R. Martin-Clouaire, B. Montuelle, S. Pellerin, M. Plantegenest, E. Tancoigne, A. Thomas, H. Guyomard and J.-F. Soussana, 2015, « A social–ecological approach to managing multiple agro-ecosystem services », Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 14 : 68‑75.

  • On zoological taxonomy:

    1. Tancoigne E. and G. Ollivier, 2017, « Evaluating the progress and needs of taxonomy since the Convention on Biological Diversity: going beyond the rate of species description », Australian Systematic Botany, 30, 4 : 326‑336.

    2. Tancoigne E. and A. Dubois, 2013, « Taxonomy: no decline, but inertia », Cladistics, 29, 5 : 567‑570.

    3. Tancoigne E., C. Bole, A. Sigogneau and A. Dubois, 2011, « Insights from Zootaxa on potential trends in zoological taxonomy », Frontiers in zoology, 8.

    4. Tancoigne E., 2011, « Evaluer la santé de la taxonomie zoologique : histoire, méthodes et enjeux contemporains ». PhD thesis, National Museum of Natural History

Reports

  1. Tancoigne E., J.-P. Corbellini, G. Deletraz, L. Gayraud, S. Ollinger and D. Valéro, 2020, La transcription automatique : un rêve enfin accessible ? : Analyse et comparaison d’outils pour les SHS. Nouvelle méthodologie et résultats, MATE-SHS, 78pp.

  2. Charvolin F., P. Grillas, L. Marion, A. Millon, F. Moutou, E. Tancoigne and A. Treillard, 2018, Les espèces exotiques envahissantes et leur gestion. LPO - Conseil scientifique et technique, 58pp.

  3. Tancoigne E. and G. Ollivier, 2014, Évaluer les capacités de la taxonomie : une pratique révélatrice de son inscription scientifique et politique. Rapport d’étude pour l’ANR ExpéBiodiv. Avignon, France, Inra, 77pp.

  4. Richard G., A.-F. Adam-Blondon, I. Litrico, M. Bardy, F. Lescourret, S. Pellerin, F. Lefèvre, B. Montuelle, R. Martin-Clouaire, B. Dumont, C. Ducrot, J. Baudry, D. Magda, I. Doussan, A. Thomas, M. Plantegenest and É. Tancoigne, 2013, Métaprogramme EcoServ: proposition de cahier des charges. France, INRA.

  5. Tancoigne E., M. Barbier, J.-P. Cointet and G. Richard, 2013, Les services écosystémiques dans la littérature scientifique : démarche d’exploration et résultats d’analyse. Paris, France, Inra, 69pp.

Blog posts & magazines

2020. Performing Expertise in Times of Pandemic: Strengthening the Expert-Lay Divide. A comparison between Sweden and Jordan (avec Noël M). STS&crisis, Issue 1: "Pandemic".

2020. Quand les bactéries font tout un fromage. Interview by Sarah Sermondadaz, Heidi.News

2020. Jordan’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Cambridge Core Blog

2019. La flore du fromage dans tous ses états. EXPERT:ISE

2018. Quoi de neuf dans le vaste monde du bénévolat scientifique ? theconversation.com

2017. Four things Twitter tells us about “Citizen Science” (and 1,000 things it doesn’t). citizensciences.net

2016. Mapping the literature. citizensciences.net

2014 (with Randles S, Joly P-B). Research governance: how the concept of RRI is slowly maturing. Euroscientist

Organization of seminars

2017-2020, R lunchs, mensual seminar at the University of Geneva. Launch, planning, facilitation. With Dorotea Hug-Peter (2016), Victorine Castex (2017-2018), Xavier Adam (2018-2020). About 130 members

2017-2018, TeDis, mensual seminar at the University of Geneva. Interdisciplinary seminar on textual analysis for the social sciences. Launch, planning, facilitation. With Giorgina Cerutti Benitez. About 30 members

2017, 18h. University of Geneva. Introduction aux méthodes de recherche en « Digital Humanities ». Research seminar. Planning. With Radu Suciu, Bruno Strasser, Jérôme Baudry. About 40 members

2009, 2 days, National Museum of Natural History, Paris. 15e congrès annuel des étudiants-chercheurs du Muséum, Paris. L’imprévu dans la recherche. Entre bonnes et mauvaises surprises. Launch, coordination, planning, search for funding.

Teaching

DIGITAL HUMANITIES | For master & PhD students

  • 2020, 1 day, University of Lausanne. Analyse de réseau en Sciences Sociales. Ecole doctorale Etudes numériques. With Yannick Rochat.

  • 2017, 4h, University of Geneva. Analyzing historical data with Iramuteq. Workshop for doctoral students in history. With Jérôme Baudry.

  • 2016, 18h. Master NUMI, Université de Marne-la-Vallée. Collecter et analyser les données du web. With Constance de Quatrebarbes.

  • 2011, 3 days, National Museum of Natural History, Paris. Outils de gestion bibliographique et affiliés : bases de données, logiciels, indicateurs d’évaluation. Doctoral Program. With Julie Marin.

Invited presentations & lectures (workshops, seminars & summer schools in Digital humanities)

2020. La transcription automatique, un rêve enfin accessible ? Tuto@Mate, 4 juin, online.

2019. Définir les contours d’un objet scientométrique : cas d’études. Workshop Ecolurbs; University of Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25.

2019. Collecting Twitter data with R. R-ladies; University of Lausanne, Switzerland, April 16.

2018. Les services écosystémiques dans la littérature scientifique. Utiliser Cortext pour faire de la programmation scientifique. UNIL summerschool; University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept. 12.

2017. Une source, des disciplines. Doctoral Program « Les sciences sociales au Muséum »; MNHN, France, Sept. 2.

2017. Twitter for social sciences. On Twitter, R, and their limits. Invited talk in a master course on Digital tools for social sciences; University of Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 23.

2017. Dealing with born-digital primary sources. DH summer school for historians; University of Lausanne, Switzerland, June 22.

2017 (with Baudry J.). Iramuteq for social sciences. Lessons learned from studying online profiles. Séminaire TeDis; University of Geneva, Switzerland, April 12.

2017. Collecter des données Twitter avec R. R lunchs; University of Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 7.

METHODS AND CONCEPTS OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY | For master students, teachers, children

  • 2010, 12h, National Museum of Natural History, Paris. Comprendre la démarche de Darwin dans la Grande Galerie de l’Évolution. Conferences for secondary school teachers.

  • 2010, 24h, National Museum of Natural History, Paris. La science au temps de Louis XIV. Classes and workshops for 3-6 y.o. children.

  • 2010, 128h, National Museum of Natural History, Paris. Writing and online publishing of biology content for educational purposes on the Moodle platform.

  • 2009, 120h, National Museum of Natural History, Paris. Writing content for a biodiversity exhibition.

Talks

INVITED TALKS

2020. Produire du savoir en contexte alpin. Recherches collaboratives en microbiologie laitière, 1960-aujourd’hui. Workshop Lisis Les recherches participatives face à l’institutionalisation; Inrae, Marne-la-Vallée, France, 30 sept.

2020. Pizza, Philosophy and Science: La vie secrète des fromages. Reatch event, Geneva, September 17.

2020. La fabrique des ferments de terroir : France-Suisse, années 70-aujourd’hui. Seminar of the LESSEM; Inrae, Grenoble, France, January 21.

2019. La fabrique des ferments de terroir : France-Suisse, années 70-aujourd’hui. Seminar of the Laboratoire d’Études Rurales; University of Lyon, France, November 29.

2018. Tasting Like a Cheese: Lactic Ferments, Cheese Specificity, and the Making of the Dairy Industry. Egenis Seminar; University of Exeter, UK, October 8.

2018. Participatory sciences: science in society or society in science? Round table, ESOF annual meeting; Toulouse, France, July 12.

2018. Agronomes, écologues, paysans : une histoire des relations entre recherche et agriculture. Green Talks Carl Vogt; University of Geneva, Switzerland, May 29.

2017 (with Baudry J.). « Citizen science » ? Foules en ligne et production des savoirs. Ifris annual meeting; Marseille, France, June 12.

CONFERENCES

2020 [postponed to 2021]. Relocalizing microbes. The making of cheese autochthonous starter cultures. Food and Sustainability Studies Conference, Perugia, Italy, June.

2019. The making of terroir starter cultures, France-Switzerland, 1970-today. Forum Origin, Diversity, Territories; University of Lausanne, Switzerland, April 12.

2016. Who are the citizens in citizen science? Public participation in distributed computing. 4S/EASST; Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 3.

2015. Intégration institutionnelle de la critique : quel rôle des sciences humaines et sociales? 83e Congrès de l’ACFAS; Rimouski, Canada, May 25.

2014. What do the “responsible research” and “responsible innovation” labels stand for? A scientometric analysis. EU-SPRI; Manchester, UK, June 10.

2014. The genealogy of the « Responsible Research and Innovation » concept: insights from a textual analysis. EASST; Torun, Poland, Sept. 17.

2012. The general disquiet on taxonomy’s health: a result of the biodiversity crisis? 12th EASA Biennial Conference (European Association of Social Anthropologists); Nanterre, France, July 10.