The LabEx EHNE

Created in 2012 as part of the Investissements d'avenir, the LabEx EHNE aims to offer a new history of Europe, conceived from a global perspective, and which goes beyond solely institutional aspects. This major project involves many historians who are committed to sharing knowledge and are convinced that the history of Europe is still to be written.

The EHNE digital encyclopedia offers an interdisciplinary approach to the European history of gender, wars, art, circulations and networks, as well as major ideologies and political debates. It is interested in Europe's cultural and religious foundations, and explores the relations between Europe and the rest of the world.

The intersection of these different fields is at the core of this ambitious project, as examining the relations between them not only makes it possible to understand the networks and circulations that fashioned the economic, cultural, social, and political spaces over the centuries, but also to measure the multiple ways in which Europe organized itself, in all of its dimensions.

Intended for citizens, researchers and students, this digital encyclopedia offers teachers from secondary school and higher education a great potential for pedagogical use. The entries, which were written by specialists, are accompanied by illustrations from previously unpublished iconographic collections, along with videos from the collections of the Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA).

This major project is only at its beginning: in 2018, a call for papers has been initiated in order to increase the number of authors in the scientific community, and in 2019, the encyclopedia will also be available in English, and more than 600 articles will be posted online, offering a renewed knowledge of the history of Europe.