An international network of researchers facing extreme violence

The RICEVE program, an international network of researchers facing extreme violence, intends to study the way in which researchers, whether they are historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, jurists, etc. can face violence and atrocities such as crimes, genocides, tortures, war rapes, executions, etc. on their work fields. RICEVE is dedicated to analyzing and problematizing the indirect effects of extreme violence on the subjects who study them.

The effects of extreme violence on those who study them is tied to the phenomenon of extreme violence itself. It is one of its consequences, not only collateral, but, moreover, functional. These forms of violence don’t stop at the limits of the martyred bodies: they affect the social body itself, that of the community targeted, and finally, those who approach them through their research.

Often neglected, the deflecting impact of extreme violence are not only psychological or traumatic, or due to individual weaknesses: they are an integral part of studying extreme violence, and yet, the social sciences rarely approaches them as such. The research program of Riceve aims at questioning these effects of extreme violence altogether.

The program originated from the idea of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH) and the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS).

Program objective

The RICEVE program aims to build an international network of researchers from different disciplines, working in different cultural areas and different times in order to deal with the subject of extreme violence that are facing them.


  • 2022, May 10

Launch of the international network of researchers facing extreme violence
For the launch of the RICEVE program, the FMSH and the EHESS organized an event to introduce the research axes of the program and the digital platform with the steering committee.

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  • 2022, June 15

First international colloquium "How far to tell the violence that we explore?"

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Steering committee

Parand Danesh, Anne-Laure Porée and Timothée Brunet-Lefèvre

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22 February 2022