On June 21-22, 2019 the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac and Bibliothèque Nationale de France François Mitterand is hosting a two-day colloquium in commemoration of Jean Cuisenier, the former director of the Centre d’ethnologie française (1968-1986), conservateur en chef of the Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires (1968-1988), and editor of the journal Ethnologie française.

Entitled: Jean Cuisenier (1927-2017): Jalons d’une odyssée en anthropologie de l’Europe, this conference will explore Cuisenier’s institutional and intellectual legacy by examining his role in the structuring and institutionalization of anthropology in France and Europe. It will also consider his ethnological work in areas as diverse as Tunisia, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and France, and discuss how his research touched on the topics of kinship, ritual, folk art and historical relationships.

The event will take place on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac and on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the National Library of France.