Research centers

The Institut des mondes africains -IMAF /African Worlds Institute, was created in 2014 and is the result of the fusion of three research laboratories:Centre d'études des mondes africains (CEMAf);Centre d'études africaines (CEAf);Centre d'...

The Centre Alexandre Koyré - CAK/Alexandre Koyré Center, takes a philosophical and sociological perspective in its focus on the social and cultural history of science, knowledge, and technology. The research carried out by the Center...

Created in 2006, Mondes américains/American Worlds, UMR 8168, is a mixed Social Sciences and Humanities Research Center, which is jointly managed by the EHESS and the CNRS.It brings together 5 research groups attached to the EHESS, Paris 1...

The Anthropologie et histoire des mondes antiques (ANHIMA)/Anthropology and History of Ancient Societies Center, covers the study of ancient Mediterranean societies including: territorial and political organization, material environments,...

The TRACES Laboratory, UMR 5608, has 160 members and more than 100 statutory members including professors, researchers, curators, INRAP archeologists, ITA-ITAOS engineers, and around 50 PhD students.It is one of the largest French and European...

CRH produces work from Antiquity to the present day on a diverse range of cultural topics.The Center's researchers have a shared interest in the longue durée, long-term historical stuctures, Soclal History, interdisciplinarity, the interplay...

The Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud -CEIAS is the largest French research center in Social Sciences on the Indian sub-continent.Scholars working in the Center come from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds including:...

CEMI is a pluridisciplinary research center which covers a diverse range of subject areas such as macroeconomics, monetary problems, problems of systematic transformation in post-socialist economies and the institutional implications, and...

CéSor is a new transdisciplinary research center bringing together work on religion in Anthropology, History, Philosophy, and Sociology.The Center is made up of the former centers for: Interdisciplinary Studies in Religion (CEIFR), Historical...

Research undertaken by the Center includes interdisciplinary work on 11 South East Asian countires (Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, East Timor, Laos, Malasia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and also on neighbouring regions and states...

CETOBAC examines the past and present situations of Turkish speaking people throughout the geographical area of Turkey, the regions that once formed part of the Ottoman Empire, and Central Asia.The Center's work concerns not only this population...

Taking a resolutely pluirdisciplinary approach, the Centre d’analyse et de mathématique sociales (CAMS) makes a unique contribution to French research in combining work in the social sciences with mathematics, computer science, and...

The CADIS Center studies individual and collective political activism in contemporary societies.It is particularly interested in political, ideological, cultural, and religious social movements and in the activism of individuals.CADIS's...

With a strong historical leaning, the pluridisciplinary research carried out at CERCEC covers topics from the 17th Century to the present day and from the former Eastern European "Socialist Bloc" to the Caucasus and Central Asia.It is the...

CRAL's work examines arts forms, languages and aesthetics.Center members includes Literature scholars, Art Historians, Musicologists, Philosophers, Linguists and Sociologists of Art and Literature, who work together on interdisciplinary,...

The CCJ, UMR 8173, is the largest East Asia Research Center in France.Founded on 1st January 2006, it brings together the Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CECMC), the Centre de Recherches sur la Corée (CRC), and the...

The Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (LSCP), UMR 8554, based in Paris at the Department for Cognitive Studies of the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) is a combined Research Center of the EHESS, the ENS, and the CNRS. The...

The majority of researchers, professors, associate and assistant professors working on the area of East Asia Linguistics in France are members of the CRLAO Center.The Center embraces the diversity of its members' methodological approaches and...

Editions de l'EHESS is at the heart of the EHESS's intellectual goal. The Publishing house seeks to disseminate new and challenging research in the Social Sciences to the scientific community and the wider public.Editions de l'EHESS ...

CESSP is an amalgamation of the European Sociology Center (CSE), which was created by Pierre Bourdieu in 1968, and the Sorbonne Politics Center (CRPS).

The Center covers History, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Philosophy, German, Literary Studies, and Musicology and brings together researchers tackling a range of problematics in reference to Simmel and the challenge of thinking a world that is...

CIHAM, UMR 5648, was founded in 1977 and became a UMR in 1994. The Center is unique in France in terms of: the chronology of the research it carries out; its geographical research area, which comprises the South East of France and the...

Founded on 1st January 2006, IIAC is made up of 5 teams: CEM, LAHIC, LAIOS, LAUM, TRAM and is managed by the CNRS and the EHESS.Its object of study is Anthropology of contemporary societies understood less in terms of how they are structured but...

The IRIS Research Center brings together over 60 researchers and more than 100 PhD students and postdocs in Anthropology, Sociology, History, Law, Political Science, Public Health, and Legal Medecine. Researchers investigate the...

CIRED was founded in 1973 by Professor Ignacy Sachs to study tensions between the environment, the long-term management of natural resources, and economic development.The question of eco-development brings together three variables: styles of...

Created in 2002, IJN is jointly managed by the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), the Institute works on questions of Cognitive Science and has around 80 members, 50% of whom are PhD students...

GRAC's work focuses on human learning processes by examining motor skills development and comparative cultural psychology.We are particularly interested in the question of the acquisition of everyday skills (general and specific) and...

The Institut Marcel Mauss is made up of 4 research centers:the CEMS (Center for Social Movements);the CENJ (Center for Juridical Norms - Yan Thomas);the LIAS (Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociolinguistics);the LIER (Interdisciplinary...

GREMAQ along with LERNA and ARQADE, is one of the foudners of the RTRA Toulouse School of Economics - Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation.The Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) covers 10 main research areas.GREMAQ Rsearchers are major players in eight...

Founded in 2006, the CMH brings together the former research laboratory that published INSEE reports and worked on analysis of longitudinal data, LASMAS, and the Social Sciences Department of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. It is therefore under the...

This multidisciplinary lab is dedicated to the social analysis of new and contemporary developments in the world of science, medecine, and health and their relationship to society.As one of the research leaders in these topics in Europe, CERMES 3...

CNE brings together sociologists, anthropologists, historians, and Information and Communication specialists, who share a empirical approach to the investigation of social questions combined with interdisciplinarity and comparative methods.The...

PSE, UMR8545, was created in 2005. It brings together researchers from the EHESS, ENPC, and ENS working on Economics.The Center also incorporates researchers from CEPREMAP, the Laboratory of Applied Economics (LEA), and, since 2010, the INRA.The...

The GSPR, formed at the end of the 1990s, brings togethers two distinct sets of work: Pragmatic Sociology of Business, Controversy, and Crises and Information Technology exploring the use of new technologies in the Humanities.GSPR's research is...

CeRAP studies Pre-Hispanic America from the start of the second milenium BC to the 16th centruy, which marked the beginnings of contact with the Old World and Spanish Colonialism.The research activities of the Center are disseminated through...

The Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - GREQAM/Quantative Economics Aix-Marseille Group, UMR 7316, in Economic Science, is managed by four academic institutions: University of Aix-Marseille, National Scientific...

Following a line of thought which takes in Aristote, Mauss, and Lefort as points of reference, "the political" can be defined as that which binds a society together. From this standpoint, the Center investigates how the Social Sciences are rooted in...

CREDO specialises in the study of societies of the south Pacific in the disciplinary areas of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Archeological History, Ethnomusicology and Ethnolinguistics.

Founded in 1960 by Claude Lévi-Strauss, the Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale - LAS/Laboratory of Social Anthropology, maintains a generalist approach by tackling all the major areas of Ethnology and Social Anthropology and by including...