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Scientists for the French Republic
The CNRS celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Throughout 2019, our chronicler Denis Guthleben will be recounting its history. This first episode takes us back to the inception of our...
Zinder Reconnects with its Past
Niger’s second-largest city is hosting a photographic exhibition on everyday life in the region at the turn of the twentieth century, in the initial stages of French colonisation. Camille Lefebvre, a...
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Turns 70
Adopted on December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year. How has the anti-human rights discourse become so prevalent today? Dominique Rousseau, director of the...
World War I: Asians on the European Front
Nearly 2 million Asians came to the battlefields of Europe and the Middle East during the First World War. From soldiers to factory workers and labourers—some tasked with cleaning the trenches from...
Spotlight on Heritage
From South America to Asia, from Akhenaten to Marcel Proust, here is an overview of the different research for conserving, protecting, and reconstructing our shared heritage.
On the Sources of Secularism in France
In English the word is ‘secular,’ but the French equivalent ‘laïque,’ which features prominently in the opening paragraph of the French constitution has a different meaning to the French today. The...
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