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Randall White and Nicolas Guilhot
CNRS offers four grants to doctoral students enrolled in French Ph.D. programs that include a 20 month visiting fellowship at CIRHUS. Read more.
CIRHUS Director Randall White will lead an international, multidisciplinary scientific team in excavations at Abri Cellier, a rockshelter in the Vézère Valley of SW France which has yielded some of the oldest art in the world. New research at the site by a team of 15 French and American scientists will seek to understand the precise date and paleoethnographic context of several engraved limestone slabs discovered during poorly-controlled, pre-modern excavations in 1927.
The first successful laureates of the CIRHUS-Rockefeller fellowships have been announced. Francisco Roa Bastos (Université Paris I) will come to CIRHUS and the Rockefeller Archive Center in June and July 2014 to do research on the funding of comparative politics research. Elise Aurières (Université Paris I), who is currently a visiting fellow at CIRHUS, will come back in January 2015 to pursue her work on the influence of Alexandre Koyré in the United States.
A major discovery about Neandertal funeral practices by CIRHUS researcher William Rendu is the subject of articles in the New York Times and National Geographic magazine. Rendu's recent publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides further evidence that the Neanderthals buried their dead 50,000 years ago. His research is also featured on the CNRS website and is currently on the NYU front page.
CIRHUS researcher Stéphane Tonnelat and his colleague Martin Aranguren talk about the results of their ongoing research project on social interactions in public spaces.
The CIRHUS and the Rockefeller Archive Center are pleased to announce the establishment of a joint fellowship program.
This fellowship is open to scholars in French universities and research institutions working in the history of the social sciences and the humanities, broadly understood. Every year, up to five fellows will be awarded the fellowship and be able to spend time between the CIRHUS premises at NYU and the Rockefeller Archive Center in Tarrytown.
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Thursday, May 1st, 5:00 p.m.
CIRHUS, Dean's Conference Room, 2nd floor
What explains the emergence of Behavioural Economics as a distinct disciplinary field? This talk will cover the multiple contexts in which this field originated, from the Kahneman/Tversky collaboration to the establishment of the ‘Behavioral Economics Program’ funded by the Sloan and Russell Sage foundations, tying it specifically to the social and political contexts of the newly established state of Israel on the one hand and the USA in the mid-1980’s on the other.