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The EHESS Demography and Social History Research Center Library was founded by Jacques Dupâquier in 1976. The library offers an extensive collection of documents on demography and social history in direct relation to research carried out by the center. It is primarily intended for use by researchers, faculty, visiting professors and students in the various disciplines related to demography ( history, sociology, philosophy, mathematics, etc.).
Today, the library holds over 3,500 volumes (books, French and international specialized periodicals, old and rare books from the 18th and 19th centuries, manuscripts, microfiches and microfilms). The collection was originally devoted to international demographic research, but it has evolved over time to reflect the full scope of the center's research projects. The library is an exceptional resource center that brings together several "grey literature" archives, research center archives, survey archives (currently being sorted and classified), as well as an extensive digital collection on France's modern and contemporary social history including databases, images, maps and plans (continental France and Paris).
As it is strictly forbidden to receive visitors on the 5th floor of the EHESS main building, anyone who would like to access documents in the DéHiS collection should contact the library.
On-site consultation only and by appointment.
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