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Kotlik Pavel

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IRIST - EA 3424
7, rue de l’Université

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Thèmes de recherche

  • Nanotechnologies et métaphores
  • Métaphores, narratives et discours


  • Master 1 et 2 en Sciences Sociales (Parcours recherche) à l'Université Charles, Prague, République Tchèque; Domaine: Sociologie et Anthropologie Sociale, 2007 - 2010
  • Mémoire: “Promethean technology: Discourse analysis and narrative construction of meaning” (mention excellent)
  • Programme d’échange Erasmus (Master 1) à l'Université de Jyväskylä, Finlande, 2008
  • Licence en Sciences Sociales à l'Université Charles, Prague, République Tchèque, 2004 - 2007.
  • Mémoire: “Patriotism as a configuration” (mention excellent)


Kotlík P. [2013], «The Politics of Technoscience: A Case Study of Nanospider» In The Non-human in Social Science III: Past Trajectories – Future Prospects, P. Gibas, K. Pauknerová and M. Stella (Eds.) Prague: Pavel Mervart Publishing House, 2013. (à paraître en 2014).


Kotlík P. [2012], « The Politics of Technoscience: Nanospider», The Non-human in Social Science III: Past Trajectories – Future Prospects Conference, Faculty of Humanities (FHS) - Charles University in Prague, 17 -18 novembre, 2012. Prague

Kotlík P. [2014], « Nanotechnology Roadmaps and Related Metaphorical Concepts in the European Commission's R&D Reporting », The Sixth Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 21-24 septembre, 2014. Karlsruhe.


„On the relationship between metaphor and technology: a comparative study on nanotechnology“

Directeur(s) de thèse:

HÁJEK Martin (ISS FSV UK, Charles University in Prague)
DÖRRIES Matthias (IRIST, Université de Strasbourg)


My thesis is based on premise that politicians, scientists and public are contemplating (speaking / thinking) about the world at nanoscale level through metaphors and analogies, and together with these (in addition to other linguistic means) negotiate its development. The analogies and metaphors that capture events and phenomena with which we have no direct experience, become constituent part of the nanoworld, but also part of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Also the nature of negotiations and discussions about possible risks and benefits of nanotechnologies tend to be aligned with transferential character of experience. Here, the presence of various frames, narratives, and emplotments denotes the socio-political dimension of nanotechnology and suggests to deal methodologically with discourse. The study of metaphors will aim not only to provide new, improved understanding the similarities and differences in the way nanotechnologies are conceptualised in media, but also to focus at scientific text and practice, examining analogical and metaphorical reasoning in science.

Organisations d’événements scientifiques

[2013] Co-organisateur de la journée doctorale IRIST 2013, Université de Strasbourg, 17 juin 2013.