The Sciences Po Centre for History

The Sciences Po Centre for History was founded in 1984 and brings together all research and teaching in history at Sciences Po, doctoral studies included. The CHSP is primarily concerned with political history, understood in the broadest sense and approached from a transnational and comparative perspective.

The CHSP has implemented several changes in recent years. We have increased and internationalised our staff, broadened our fields of research on a European and global scale, extended our chronological range back to the early modern period, and stepped up multidisciplinary collaboration. We have fully integrated our PhD students into our research activities, placed greater emphasis on their professional training, and regularly host post-doctoral fellows and visiting researchers.

At the CHSP, research and teaching are closely linked and geared towards a multidisciplinary, international outlook. We have 26 permanent faculty members, 50 PhD students, several post-doctoral fellows and 32 affiliated researchers, accompanied by a research support team.

We maintain several partnerships for academic collaboration with research centres, networks, and associations at the international level, such as with the London School of Economics and King’s College. The CHSP is active in the CIVICA network, established in 2019 by several major European universities including Sciences Po.

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The latest publications

Couverture "Le Monde d'aujourd'hui" Marc Lazar, Guillaume Plantin, Xavier Ragot (dir.), Le Monde d'aujourd'hui. Les sciences sociales au temps du Covid, Presses de Sciences Po, 10/2020

Bécot Renaud, Parrinello Giacomo, « Gouverner le désir de rivage. La fondation du Conservatoire du littoral, 1972-1978 », Le Mouvement Social, 2020/2 (n° 271), p. 65-82. 

Fabrizio Frascaroli, Giacomo Parrinello & Meredith Root-Bernstein, "Linking contemporary river restoration to economics, technology, politics, and society: Perspectives from a historical case study of the Po River Basin, Italy", Ambio, July 2020

Mario Del Pero, "The Long Shadow of 2008", Essays, Blog//Los Angeles Review of Books, 08/2020

Paul-Andre Rosental, "The first thirty days: comparative lessons from the covid pandemic", terra nova, sept. 2020.


Elissa Mailänder, "Aventurières, déclassées, brutes ? Retour sur les surveillantes SS des camps de concentration nazis" in Martial Poirson (dir.), Combattantes. Une histoire féminine de la violence, Le Seuil, septembre 2020.

Alain Bergounioux et Mathieu Fulla (dir.), Michel Rocard Premier ministre : La deuxième gauche et le pouvoir (1988-1991), Les Presses de Sciences Po, septembre 2020, 370p.

Франция с 1789 года до наших дней. Сборник документов (сост. П. Коши). La France contemporaine, de 1789 à nos jours. Recueil de documents (par Pascal Cauchy). Учебно-методическое пособие / Под ред. Л.С.Белоусова, О.В.Раевской. – СПб.: Алетейя, 2020. – 192 с.

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