Covid-19 : The FMSH stays mobilized

Actions and measures taken by the FMSH

During the health crisis, the Foundation Maison des sciences de l'homme stays active to support research and the dissemination of knowledge in humanities. You'll find below the actions taken by the FMSH as well as the measures taken to ensure the safety of its workers and visitors.

The FMSH teams remain available to reply to any of your questions or to give you further information. Feel free to get in touch with your contact person or to write us at

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Buildings opening

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the priority of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'Homme goes to the health and protection of all its personnel and its public. In line with government health recommendations related to the Covid-19 virus, the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme has closed its doors to the public since Monday, March 16th and canceled the scientific events scheduled from Friday, March 13th until the end of the health crisis.

As of May 11th, 2020, the FMSH is implementing its progressive deconfinement plan in accordance with government recommendations. The measures taken are likely to be modified depending on the evolution of the health crisis. We will let you know on this page.

Reopening of the FMSH Charenton site

FMSH Diffusion, headquartered in Charenton-le-Pont and closed to the public, resumes its service on site.

Orders are once again open on the website of the University press counter.

Reopening of the Maison Suger

The Maison Suger will reopen its doors on September 1st 2020. Applications made before closure are being processed for September and the following months. We recommand that applications be filled out and sent under short notice so that they can be processed as soon as possible.

54 bd Raspail remains closed

The 54 boulevard Raspail building remains closed to the public as a precaution and its team continues to work from home.

Conferences, seminars and study days and all non-essential travels are suspended face-to-face and are continued by videoconference until further notice.

Reopening of the Maison Suger

The Maison Suger will be reopening on September 1st. As of now, applications that were submitted before our closure for the month of September and the following months will be processed.
We recommend that our colleagues send us their applications as soon as possible so that we can process them as soon as possible.

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Appointment of Laetitia Atlani-Duault to the scientific comities in charge of advising the government

Laetitia Atlani-Duault, scientific director of the FMSH, was appointed as a member of both of the scientific comities in charge of providing guidance to the government regarding the management of the sanitary crisis due to Covid-19 : the scientific council and the analysis, research and expertise comity (CARE)
Read the press release (in French)


Press roundup: Covid-19

Discover the interventions and contributions of researchers enrolled in programs that are supported by the FMSH
Press roundup (in French)

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Continuance of the activity

The teams of the foundation stay active during this time by working from home in order to maintain, as much as possible, scientific and administrative activities. Simultaneously, many scientific resources are accessible on our multimedia platforms. Feel free to get in touch with your contact person or to write us at


Calls for applications / projects / contributions

The different calls launched by the FMSH remain open. Given the sanitary situation, deadlines could be adjusted.

The FMSH library

Though the library has closed, its subscribers still have access to the online portal and its many resources

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Let's stay in touch!

The actions and measures taken by the Foundation conform to the evolution of the situation. We invite you to check our website or our social media regularly for any update.

Window on Research | Fenêtre sur la recherche

To get through this extraordinary situation together, the FMSH invites you to (re)discover its publications, articles, podcasts and videos, giving the word to artists, philosophers or scientists who will enable you to learn about the research that is being conducted and published within the Foundation.

  • Follow #FenetreSurLaRecherche on Facebook and Twitter to discover our selection!

Our resources and multimedia platforms

Research library, audiovisual diffusion, publication the Foundation offers and develops a unique ensemble of services to gain access to scientific knowledge. Discover all of our platforms available online:

Research library
Document resources, thesis and bibliographic literature database, dictionaries and encyclopedias, FMSH archives... subscribers of the FMSH library can access numerous resources through their account on

Collaborative platform of dissemination for higher education and research, the online platform Canal-U offers more that 25 000 audiovisual resources freely accessible in streaming.

Scientific resources of the FMSH
Journals of the Editions MSH, working papers, podcasts, videos, discover all the online scientific resources in open access on different media platforms on our dedicated page Fenêtres sur la recherche


Press release