3 July 2020

The Long End of Slavery in the Maghreb

While the end of slavery has been the subject of much research, its history is so diverse and complex that many of its dimensions remain […]
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 […]
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 […]
18 December 2019

Legislating to Make Money

Returning to the Gold Standard in Great Britain After the Napoleonic Wars The gold standard (1)The gold standard is a monetary system in which the […]
10 July 2019
La survie des juifs en France (1940-1944)

The Survival of the Jews in France, 1940-1944

Internationally recognised for his work on genocide and more generally mass violence, Jacques Semelin,  Emeritus Researcher Director at the Centre for International Research (CNRS), has […]
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 […]
8 November 2018

Digital readings of the Bible

In a study of sermons made by English preachers in the 17th and 18th centuries, medialab researcher Jean-Philippe Cointet and four sociologists and historians from […]