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 University, and Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense.
The Center brings together historians and anthropologists working on the Americas from the Colonial Period to the present day. The Center has a necessary regional approach to its research. It seeks to cover the geographical area ranging from Vancouver to Patagonia without seeking to annex America from the rest of the world.
The Center brings together 32 researchers and professors, 2 ingénieures d'études, and 3 ITAs, and is home to over 100 PhD students, who are involved in all the Center's research activities.