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Bureau B704
90, rue de Tolbiac 75013 Paris




17, rue de La Sorbonne 75005 Paris

Esc. C - 2ème étage - couloir de droite
Horaires d'ouverture : Lundi au Vendredi 10h-12h et 14h-16h 



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17, rue de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris

Esc. C - 3ème étage - couloir de droite

Horaires d'ouverture : Lundi au Vendredi 10h-12h et 14h-16h

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17, rue de la Sorbonne
75231 Paris cedex 05

(Bureau G309-esc. C- 3e étage, couloir à droite)
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17, rue de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris

(Esc. C, 2e étage, couloir à droite)

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History Department (ufr09)


General presentation


The History Department is one of the largest in terms of student numbers (over 5,000), academic staff (over 150), research centres and libraries (19) and, above all, in terms of the variety of periods, eras and historical themes covered.


This can be seen by looking at the wide range of courses offered at all levels and the wealth of specialised revues and journals. The Department developed out of the former Sorbonne History Faculty and has built on this heritage. The solid basis has been conserved and new areas have been introduced, in line with the way the discipline is evolving; new approaches have appeared, new technologies, too, which provide tools that undergraduates, doctoral students, teaching staff and researchers need in their everyday work.


Teaching and research are inseparable, the necessary elements of the former going hand in hand with the less common and more specific elements of the latter. Each historical period involves political, social, religious, cultural, economic and intellectual aspects, not forgetting the history of science and technology. Students who do not intend to go into teaching can choose other vocational courses such as the fourth year degree in Information and Documentation, or the vocational postgraduate degree in National Heritage History.


In the Ancient History section, ancient and classical Greece, the Hellenistic world, the Republic of Rome and the Roman Empire, the Gallo-Roman world are covered by a great variety of classes, side by side with more specialised classes covering the Ancient Orient and Mesopotamia.


The Mediaeval History section, with the support of a very active research centre, covers all the themes from the Early to the Late Middle Ages of the whole of the Christian world and includes the Byzantine world, the Latin Orient and the mediaeval Islamic world.


Modern historians study the whole of western and northern Europe, Spain, Germany, Slavic countries, and also non-European areas such as America and the Orient. Maritime and military history courses also exist, and all the courses are possible thanks to research centres which have very rich collections, such as the world famous Institute for the History of the French Revolution.


The range of contemporary history classes covering the 19th and 20th centuries is vast. Strong points include the political history, cultural history, social history and history of social movements not only of western Europe, but also of central Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Union. International relations, the history of North and South America take us beyond the horizons of Europe. Similarly, the history of contemporary Africa and the Maghreb are attractive centres of interest.

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