Social History Mattei Dogan Prize

Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan and of the FMSH for a thesis of excellency

The prize of social History is awarded to two PhD thesis on social History, in every sense of the term, from the 19th to the 20th century, and dealing with :

  • France
  • one or various foreign countries or a transnational subject.


The prize is awarded to a PhD thesis (co-supervised or not) defended in a French educational institution during the two years preceding the award.

To apply in 2019, the thesis should have been defended between January 1st, 2017 and December 31st, 2018.

The prize is worth 3000 euros.


The jury of the prize is composed of:

  • Anne RASMUSSEN, President, Université de Strasbourg
  • Jean-François CHANET, CHSP Sciences Po, Paris. Rector of the regional education authority of Besançon and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
  • Hervé JOLY, CNRS IEA of Lyon
  • Catherine OMNÈS, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines
  • Charlotte VORMS, Université Paris 1

How to apply

Go to the call for applications 2019

Opening of the call: December 1st

Deadline for applications: January 31st of the following year

FMSH contact:


Mattei Dogan

Mattei Dogan (1920 –2010) was a political sociologist and senior research officer emeritus of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and professor emeritus of political science of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Over a period of 22 years, he also taught at UCLA, Yale University, Indiana University, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics in Tokyo, and the University of Florence. He also received the CNRS Silver medal.

His main research domains include elite studies, interdisciplinary approaches and international comparative analysis. His publications have dealt with the relationship between political behavior and religious behavior, political legitimacy and the ruling class. He also worked on the Italian society and political regime.

In 2001, Mattei Dogan founded the Foundation Mattei Dogan, exclusively dedicated to the social sciences, in order to promote the major issues of advanced – or post-industrial -  societies in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.



Lauréats 2017 du prix d'Histoire sociale Mattei Dogan

Les Lauréats du Prix d'histoire sociale Mattei Dogan

Appel 2017 | Prix Mattei Dogan