Research Center

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, 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.

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