Research Center



  • Rainer Maria KIESOW : directeur
  • Florence DELTEIL : gestionnaire financière
  • Julie LALLEMANT : chargée de la coordination administrative, de la communication et du secrétariat pédagogique du Master 2 de Droit Comparé (cohabilité entre l’université de Nanterre, l’ENS et l’EHESS)


The Centre Georg Simmel emerged from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Germany (Centre de recherches interdisciplinaires sur l’Allemagne, CRIA) founded in 2001 and is a research unit shared between the EHESS and CNRS. Its researchers come together from a diversity of backgrounds – history, sociology, anthropology, law, philosophy, literary studies, German studies, ethno musicology, musicology – to address a range of questions and issues which, in fidelity to Simmel, embrace the challenge of thinking a world in transformation through its most characteristic manifestations. This task requires us to situate Franco-German research within the wider European and transnational context and to animate it through methodological and theoretical debates from within the disciplines represented at the Centre.