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Welcome to CIRHUS!

Welcome to CIRHUS, the joint research center between NYU and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). CIRHUS supports collaborative projects across the social sciences and the humanities between NYU faculty and visiting researchers from CNRS and higher education institutions in France. It runs several competitive fellowship programs enabling visiting researchers to come to NYU and NYU faculty and postdocs to spend time in France. We invite you to subscribe to our mailing list to receive regular announcements regarding our programs, activities and events.


  • Material Culture Review publishes proceedings of CIRHUS workshop

    The proceedings of the workshop organized in 2013 by CIRHUS fellow Noémie Etienne are now available in print. This special issue of the Material Culture Review focuses on the de-localization and re-localization of material culture on different scales—between continents, but also within the same country or even within an apartment. This perspective allows to study the migration of objects from one territory to another.

  • CIRHUS fellowships in France closed for 2015

    CIRHUS has awarded seven fellowships to NYU faculty and students for 2015, totaling 12 months of research in France. Applications for 2015 are closed and will resume on September 1st, 2015, for fellowships in France during calendar year 2016.

  • 'Why words don't work'

    Ruth-Ben Ghiat's latest installment in her CNN series on the legacies of World War One

  • Grants for dissertation research in France

    The French Embassy in the United States offers grants allowing doctoral students to pursue their research in a French research center for a period of 4 to 9 months. Further information about the application process can be found here.

  • CIRHUS fellow interviewed by France 24TV

    CIRHUS fellow Jean-Philippe Dedieu is interviewed by France 24TV about European migration policies. Watch part one here, and part two here.

  • Previous Announcements

    Click above for a list of previous announcements and CIRHUS news

Upcoming Events

  • March

    Monday, March 30th, 6:00 p.m.

    Abram de Swaan: Genocidal regimes and their perpetrators

    CIRHUS, Dean's Conference Room, 2nd floor

    Abram De Swaan will talk about his new book The Killing Compartments; The Mentality of Mass Murder (Yale U.P., Jan 2015).

  • April

    Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:30 p.m.

    Covering West Africa: Photojournalism in times of conflict

    CIRHUS, Dean's Conference Room, 2nd floor

    This conference will bring together photo editors, photojournalists and visual scholars to discuss the visual representations of West Africa at a time of popular unrests and wars. It will also investigate the professional challenges faced by foreign and local correspondents in covering and depicting current conflicts for global audiences.