60 years of action for research in the humanities and social sciences

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actualité 60 ans
Created by the french historian Fernand Braudel, the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2023.

Since 1963, the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme has been advancing knowledge in humanities and social sciences. Recognize as a public utility, for 60 years, it has perpetuated the ambition of its founder and is committed to:

  • Promote the free circulation of knowledge
  • Nurture interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue
  • Disseminate research widely

Through the programs and services it develops for the benefit of all scientific communities, the FMSH supports and disseminates research that analyzes the complexity of our world and explores the common challenges facing our societies.

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Get involved with the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme

Each year, the Foundation supports and welcomes nearly 400 researchers from all over the world, and makes over 70,000 scientific resources available to the general public.

By making a donation  you commit to working with the FMSH to:

  • Defend freedom of research
  • Connect scientific communities
  • Improve global dialogue
  • Support nextgen humanities and social sciences scholars
  • Bring science and society closer
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Programme de mobilité Atlas

Mobility and cooperation programme

Programs that facilitate the movement of researchers and the development of international research networks.
Mains accrochées à une barre de métro

Éditions de la MSH

An original catalog in humanities and social sciences, echoing disciplinary debates and concerns of our time.
Entrée de la Maison Suger

Maison Suger

A research residency for foreign researchers invited by french institutions to stay in Paris.
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An audiovisual platform dedicated to science, giving free access to over 40,000 videos and podcasts.

Prize of the Foundation

Financial support to enable field projects and reward research work of NextGen researchers.

Scientific book distribution

A service dedicated to promoting and marketing 30,000 references in the humanities and social sciences from over 60 scientific publishers.
Published at 4 December 2023