Lecturer and Researcher
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Mathieu Flonneau is a historian. He is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (SIRICE-CRHI) and director of the AES Institute at the Sorbonne Law School. He teaches at Sciences Po, at the Institute of International Relations, and is a member of the juries of the agrégation and the Ecole Normale Supérieure.
His doctoral thesis (2002) was on Paris and the automobile in the twentieth century, urban forms, political fields and representations. Some twenty books later, he is interested in urban history, mobility, automobilism and road civilization. He was a member of the think tank of the Union Routière de France. His most recent publications, both collective and personal, are Métropoles Mobiles: défis institutionnels et politique de la mobilité dans les métropoles françaises (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2021) and En tous sens! Une histoire des équipements de la route (Loubatières, 2022).
In 2005, he co-hosted the first academic, historical, and multidisciplinary seminar on mobility, and was one of the founders of the associations Histoire Urbaine, T²M (Traffic&Transport to Mobility), and P2M (Passé-Présent-Mobilité), of which he was president. He curated the last two cultural and historical exhibitions of the Mondial de l’Auto in 2016 and 2018.
Since 2019, he has chaired the scientific and orientation council of the Cité des Mobilités for the ACAM association and directs two collections at the Sorbonne publishing house “Mobilités&Sociétés” and at Descartes&Cie, “Cultures mobiles“.