February - June 2009
Claudine Cohen is Maître de Conférences at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) in Paris. She is the author of numerous studies on prehistory, on prehistoric art. and on the notion of prehistory and paleontology, including L’homme des Origines (Paris, 1999), La Femme des origines (Paris, 2003), Le Destin du Mammouth (Paris, 2004), and most recently, Un Néandertalien dans le metro (A Neanderthal in the Subway) (Paris, 2007). Her Clark project is a critical study of the history of knowledge on paleolithic art throughout western Europe (1859-2009) as a scientific endeavor and a hermeneutical enterprise.