The ED 624 Sciences des sociétés of the University of Paris is multidisciplinary (anthropology, architecture, economics, geography, history & civilizations, political philosophy, sociology, etc.). It hosts nearly 450 PhD students working in fourteen laboratories. Founded in 2019, it is the result of the merger of the EDs of the former universities of Paris Diderot and Paris Descartes.
The project of this ED, which is common to all the disciplines of the Sciences of Society of this new merged university, is characterized by its global orientation, with all cultural domains covered, including the African, American, Asian, Oceanic and European spheres. The studies cover the current time, geared towards the critical understanding of the contemporary world in all its components, and are linked to the long-term history of societies and civilizations.
The ED’s journal, Encyclo, reflects this diversity of fields and is one of the places of confluence: it welcomes volunteers who wish to strengthen, diversify, and renew its editorial team.
The ED and the CFDIP offer complementary training beyond what you can acquire through your thesis director and laboratory.
In close association with the ED, the Collège des écoles doctorales et HDR (CED) is a pole of the University of Paris (Direction de la Recherche, de l’International, de la Valorisation et des Etudes Doctorales). Its mission is to handle the administrative aspects of the doctoral process: administrative registrations, thesis defences, funding agreement management, diploma delivery, and international mobility assistance.
The ED is organized in two departments. PhD students of the UMR Géographie-cités depend on Department 2.
- Department 1 includes seven laboratories, on the Paris-Descartes site (75006): CANTHEL, CEPED, CERLIS, Cermes3, LCSP, PHILéPOL, URMIS
Management: Laurence SIMMAT-DURAND & Marie-Anne DUJARIER (assistant) – Administrative management: Jérôme BROCHERIOU
- Department 2 includes seven laboratories, on the Paris-Rives-Gauche site (75013): ANHIMA, CESSMA, EVCAU, Géographie-cités, ICT, LADYSS, LIED, PRODIG
Management: Patrick FARGES & Antoine REBERIOUX (assistant) – Administrative management: Sarah RAHMANI