Digitised holdings

The FMSH Library offers online access to a digital corpus built up for its first digitisation project: the newsletter MSH-Informations and some of its supplements. All issues are accessible from their inventory.

 Consult MSH-Informations and its supplements


A newsletter published between 1973 and 1998 by Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. This publication was not only an internal communications resource, but also a means for diffusing information about SHS research activity in France and abroad.

Études Durkheimiennes

The Durkheimian Studies Group, created at the FMSH’s initiative in late 1975, gave itself the main objective of fostering international exchange of information related to research about Durkheim and the Durkheimian School. Études Durkheimiennes is a publication that materialises this objective. It is currently a journal published by Berghahn Books.

CICRA Newsletter

CICRA (International Center for the Coordination of Research on Self-Management), founded in 1976, had the objectives of ‘encouraging and developing contact among anyone interested in self-management with a view to fostering research between different countries, in an interdisciplinary perspective’. The CICRA Newsletter (1978-1983) reported on the situation of self-management worldwide, on research projects, teaching programmes, new associations, announcements and reports from conventions, publications of books and articles, new journals, etc.

Ecodevelopment News

UDLE (Ecodevelopment Documentation and Liaison Unit) was created in 1974 with support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a department of FMSH, in order to meet the needs of researchers and entities interested in ecodevelopment problems internationally.

Ecodevelopment News is a quarterly newsletter that was published in French and English from 1977 to 1986, enabling connections between researchers to be built and information to be publicised.

Nouvelles de l’archéologie 

In the late 1970s, French archaeologists were dependent on numerous supervisory institutions and often doing fieldwork. Often, they were either not aware of the administrative, financial and other procedures governing their discipline, or at least not informed on a timely basis.

A group of archaeologists, with support from FMSH, decided to tackle these shortcomings by creating the newsletter Nouvelles de l’archéologie (Archaeology News).