60 ans

The foundation

A 60-year work for humanities and social sciences research
Created by the historian Fernand Braudel in 1963, the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Call for projects

Crises and metamorphoses of democracy
Understanding the transformations of democracy
Le Comptoir

Knowledge dissemination

Le Comptoir: a new meeting place with social sciences and humanities
Dedicated to the promotion and discovery of humanities and social sciences, Le Comptoir is a place that combines the sale of books and journals with an original scientific and cultural programme.
Apply for a grant
Apply for a grant
Organise a research stay
Organise a research stay
Publish and disseminate your research
Publish and disseminate your research
Visit us
Visit us
Focus areas
Our work is currently organized around the following general focus areas.
Librairies, livres et visiteurs

Sciences and society

Spreading knowledge to citizen to nurture an informed society
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Arts and cultures

Thinking through societies in their social, cultural and patrimonial diversity to enrich our representations of the world
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Démocratie et libertés

Democracy & Freedom

Understanding the metamorphosis of democracies and defending academic freedom
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jetée vue du ciel

Global networks

Connecting researchers and knowledge to understand the complexity of the world
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métamorphose de la démocratie, programme thématique

Ongoing call

Crises and metamorphoses of democracy
Call for projects | Understanding the transformations of democracy
Afrique(s), Éditions de la MSH

Ongoing call

« Afrique(s) » collection
Call for papers
Réseaux internationaux en SHS

Ongoing call

Research networks in HSS - Social challenges
Supporting international research networks in the human and social sciences
Soutien aux manifestations scientifiques

Ongoing call

Supporting the organisation of scientific events
Support for people organising international events based on innovative social science & humanities
Programme Thémis

Ongoing call

Themis programme
Call for applications | Impeded research

Our services to the community

Editions de la MSH

Éditions of the MSH

Disseminating knowledge, documenting public debates


The audiovisual platform for higher education and research
Diffusion du livre scientifique

Diffusion of publications

Promoting French and Francophone scientific production
Librairie en ligne

Le Comptoir

A meeting place with social sciences and humanities
Entrée de la Maison Suger

Maison Suger

A place of residence and research for foreign researchers


Academic Emergency Fund for Ukraine

Support researchers affected by the war in Ukraine
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Parcours d'intellectuels en exil : un humanisme sans frontières

Celso Furtado: an academic exile

May 30th | A lecture by Rosa Freire d’Aguiar
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Nuit Blanche au Comptoir

Nuit blanche

On Saturday 3 June, the FMSH is exceptionally opening the doors of its Comptoir on the occasion of the Paris' sleepless night
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Que faire des images de la violence extrêmes ?
Study day

What to do with images of extreme violence?

Workshop organized by RICEVE
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