Die School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences
EHESS is one of the most renowned universities for graduates in France. It is strongly oriented towards interdisciplinary research and some of its faculties (known as 'directeurs d'études') have gained international recognition in various fields: Fernand Braudel, Claude Levi-Strauss, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, François Hartog or Thomas Piketty. It is one of the most influential designers of contemporary historiography, regional studies and the social sciences.
Students from all over the world are admitted based on the strength of their research project.
EHESS currently houses more than 80 research centers and 22 doctoral programs.
Students can take any course at Master’s level.
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Sample courses offered at EHESS (previous years)
(Note that there are many more options available and deputy director of studies Christine Valero will advise students on choosing courses based on research interests).
Social use of literature XIX. - XX. century . Judith Lyon-Caen
Political approaches to religion . Patrick Michel
Ancient and modern historiography: Temporary temperature s. Francois Hartog
Literature and knowledge . Pascal Engel
Enlightenment historiography . Antoine Lilti
The race in modern times (17th and 18th centuries): experiences, classifications, ideologies of exclusion. Silvia Sebastiani
The story in question . Roger chartier
Making history from the 20th to the 21st century . Marc-Oliver Baruch and Emmanuel Saint-Fuscien
Anthropology of Art: Reception and Appropriation of Works . Brigitte Derlon
African art, negro art, creolization: history and categories. Anne Lafont
Comparative history and contemporary migrations s. Nancy L. Green .
History of the body . Georges Vigarello
Music and politics . Esteban Buch
History, fiction, history . Jean-Marie Schaeffer