Pierre Toussenot recently completed his PhD in contemporary history, and is a postdoctoral researcher for the Régalor project at the Centre de recherche universitaire lorrain d’histoire. Born in Lorraine, Pierre Toussenot’s interest in history is in some ways a family legacy, coming from his grandfather and father. During his youth, Pierre Toussenot worked in the steel industry, at the Saint-Gobain-Pont-à-Mousson factory. It is thanks to this seasonal job that he discovered the world of workers, the world of the factory and the steel industry. These experiences orient his research.
Pierre Toussenot defended his thesis in September 2020, titled “L’engagement syndical de la CFDT dans les reconversions des bassins industriels de Pompey et de Pont-à-Mousson des années 1960 aux années 1990.” His research concerns contemporary industrial and social history (steel industry, mines).
He recently published the following article: “Jacques Chérèque, une culture syndicale et politique de la reconversion et des territoires” dans Jean El Gammal, Jérôme Pozzi, Le Grand Est 1870-2019. Forces et cultures politiques, Nancy, 2019, Presses universitaires de Nancy- Éditions universitaires de Nancy, p. 301-317.
Projet Régalor (2020-2022)
This project aims to assess the feasibility of low-carbon impact coal and gas exploitation in Lorraine, ensuring that this exploitation is sustainable, eco-responsible and respectful of resources (water, air, soil) and also ensuring the integration of coal gas exploitation on its territory, the social perception and the possibilities of reindustrialization of the region.