The CIRHUS is a joint research center between NYU and the French CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research). The current Center was established in January 2013 through an agreement between New York University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and CNRS's Institute for the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
The CIRHUS brings together French researchers and NYU faculty to work on collaborative projects falling under one of the Center’s main research areas. It promotes theoretically informed and research-oriented scholarship through structured projects, seminars, workshops and conferences, as well as public events. The Center fosters collaborations through a program of visiting fellowships allowing French scholars to spend time at NYU and NYU faculty to spend time in France.
Located in the heart of NYU’s Manhattan campus, the Center also intends to be a resource for NYU’s student community by allowing postgraduate students to participate in its seminars and find advisors or informal mentoring opportunities among the Center’s resident fellows.