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MSH Lorraine : Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Lorraine
(CNRS & University of Lorraine, USR 3261)


This Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities
, member of a French National Network (22 « MSH »), supports interdisciplinary and international research in Lorraine.
As an Interdisciplinary incubator with an annual call for projects, the MSH Lorraine facilitates SHS research projets in their early stages, as such it is highly innovative and risk-taking, and particularly encourages project conducted with disciplinary areas other than the SHS.


The composition of its scientific council (composed of external experts) is a guarantee of independence.

Its research Support services composed of 10 professionals) helps researchers on a daily basis. Examples of this activity are the search for potential sources of funding, project management, financial assistance, administration, edition, visibility, dissemination, internet services and social networks.

Scientific activity:
50 interdisciplinary research projects
300 researchers from a large number of laboratories and scientific fields in Lorraine (Social sciences and Humanities, mathematics, cognition, philosophy, computational sciences, technology, health, medicine, agricultural research and environmental science, innovation…), in cooperation with colleagues in France and from abroad.

3 thematic research programmes (new thematic priorities – 2015):
- Border Studies, margins & transitions
- Creation, culture, cultural Heritage
- Digital Humanities, language, knowledge, society
and 2 transversal themes:
- Health and life quality
- Digital research

Main partners and supports:
University of Lorraine & CNRS, EU (FEDER), France (DRRT),  Lorraine Region, ANR - French National Research Agency, IUF - Institut universitaire de France …

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