Alain Rauwel

Alain Rauwel, docteur en histoire, enseigne à l'Université de Dijon et à l'École des Hautes études en Sciences sociales.

Roland Barthes goes to the movies

Bringing some of the major influences in the Humanities into the context of film criticism is the zeitgeist of the moment. As an example, in 2011 Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan published and analyzed the (quite rare) essays dedicated to 7th art by philosopher Michel Foucault. At that time they described the relationship between Foucault […]

Roberto Longhi: the eye and the verb

What a lucky group of Roman schoolboys there must have been at the start of the 20th century! They were the ones that the lectures currently compiled under the title Brief but true history of Italian painting were addressed.  We dream about the time where the young neighbours’ masterpieces were introduced to an understanding of […]

Charbon : the night that burns

Charbon, which translates into English as coal is, above all, a beautiful thing, a beautiful black thing that shines and burns like the material that bears its name. Charbon is also the name of a book and now a movie. Harmony Coryn, with his group “Black new black” conceived the project in collaboration with the […]

The museology of Georges-Henri Rivière

It was both logical and paradoxical that the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM) would devote a major exhibition to Georges-Henri Rivière. It’s logical because the Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires’s collections are now located in Marseille and form the core of MuCEM, thereby making “GHR” the indirect founder of this Provencal […]