The Foundation celebrates 60 years
Declared public utility, the Foundation Maison des sciences de l'homme is the first French foundation dedicated to humanities and social sciences.
For more than 60 years, the Foundation has remained faithful to its original mission: promote the free circulation of knowledge, nurture interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue, and develop the necessary tools to access and disseminate knowledge.
Through the programs and services it develops for the benefit of the scientific community, the FMSH works to advance knowledge in humanities and social sciences to better understand the complexity of the world and explore the common challenges facing our societies.
Throughout the year, a series of events and meetings will highlight 60 years of action in favor of research in humanities and social sciences.
The Éditions de la MSH facing the world's challenges
The FMSH celebrates the 60th anniversary of the decree that gave life to Fernand Braudel's project: a "Home" for humanities and social sciences, a unique place for exchanges and scientific impetus, which our publishing house has been promoting since the 1980s
Capitalism, anticapitalism and social sciences engaged on a global scale
organised as part of its 60th anniversary, this international conference aims to take stock of the work of Immanuel Wallerstein, and to highlight its relevance to the challenges, uncertainties and unknowns of the present and future.
Sleepless Night at the Comptoir
On the occasion of the Paris Nuit Blanche, the Foundation invites you to the heart of its Comptoir to observe the different faces of the night. Geographers, anthropologists, musicologists, literary scholars and historians will take you in turn, through their paths and work, to a new nocturnal horizon.
Parcours d’intellectuels en exil : un humanisme sans frontières
Organized in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, this series of four conferences seeks to make visible the complexity of the trajectories of intellectuals in exile and their importance both for the renewal of thought and for democracy.
La Maison des sciences de l'homme de Paris. Une utopie braudélienne réalisée. 1963-2005
The book written by Marcel Fournier presents the history of the FMSH, from its beginnings to the present day, and its contribution to a better understanding - multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary - of a world that has become multi-polar and global.
Published in March
Inauguration of the new place "Le Comptoir"
The FMSH is inaugurating a new meeting place with the humanities and social sciences. Le Comptoir is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of humanities and social sciences that combines the sale of books and journals with an original scientific and cultural programme.
What is a house of human sciences? A history of the FMSH (1963-2023)
A workshop to provide a more complex vision of the institution and its research policies over the last sixty years, and to explore the competitive space of Parisian and French academic institutions over this period.