13 February 2020
Illustration de l'ouvrage de Alexandre de Bar - Le Tour du Monde (1860) représentant une maison des esprits et une scène de cannibalisme.

Colonial Transactions

In her most recent work, Colonial Transactions: Imaginaries, Bodies, and Histories in Gabon (Duke University Press, 2019), historian of Sub-Saharan Africa and researcher at the […]
13 February 2020
Brancardiers portant secours à un blessé français : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol]. Source BNF/Gallica

The birth of medical emergencies

The number of visits to emergency medical services keeps growing. According to statistics from the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, it doubled between 1996 and […]
18 December 2019

Finance: A Political and Social Challenge

All projects need financing. The State, businesses and households can either finance projects with their own funds or loans. While loans used to be in […]
18 December 2019

Are Finance and Democracy Irreconcilable?

A historical overview Finance is now considered to be the main driver of growing inequality. At the same time, governments are being pilloried for their […]
10 July 2019

What remains of the workers’ internationals?

Who remembers that worker unions used to be organized at the international level, much earlier than the corporate and financial worlds? In his book La […]
20 November 2018

Michel Rocard: from attraction to criticism of the media

Pierre-Emmanuel Guigo, a recent Sciences Po PhD graduate in history, traced Michel Rocard’s relationship to the media in his thesis: “The communication complex. Michel Rocard […]
25 October 2018

The history of international trade in data

The result of collaboration between the Center for History and the médialab, RICardo (Research on International Commerce) is a project devoted to trade between nations […]
16 October 2018

When Pierre Mauroy rigorously resisted ‘neo-liberalism’ (1981-1984)

Does the widespread idea that French socialist elites fell under the charm of neoliberalism at the beginning of the 1980s correspond to reality? Did François […]
8 October 2018

Fault lines: earthquakes and historical change

by Giacomo Parrinello Assistant Professor at the Center for History The geography of tectonic faults exposes some regions of the world to earthquakes and volcanic […]