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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.


  • CFP: Futures of Intellectual History

    The Remarque Institute invites graduate students to submit proposals for the Futures of Intellectual History graduate student conference to take place at New York University on October 23-24th, 2015.

  • "Stranded in Marseille"

    CIRHUS Fellow Jean-Philippe Dedieu has published a new article in The New Yorker on failed expectations of urban renewal in Marseille.

  • New study questions recently announced Paleolithic art dates

    A study by an international group of prehistoric art specialists, including CIRHUS's Director Randall White, has just appeared in the journal Quaternary International. The authors raise serious doubts on methodological grounds about the validity of recently claimed dates of older than 40,000 years for Paleolithic wall art, and they go on to express concerns about the destructive nature of the sampling procedures used to obtain such dates. See accompanying audioslide presentation here.

  • New Research by CIRHUS Member

    A study conducted by Solange Rigaud and published in PLOS ONE provides new clues regarding the spread of farming in Europe 8000 years ago. See the announcement.

  • 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