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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 The entries, which were written by specialists, are accompanied by illustrations from previously unpublished iconographic collections, along with videos from the collections of the Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA).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.

LabEx EHNE Website


Editorial board

Éric Anceau
Alain Beltran
Lucien Bély
Éric Bussière
Virginie Chaillou-Atrous
Pierre Couhaut
Denis Crouzet
Olivier Dard
Corine Defrance
Etienne Faisant
Christine Gouzi
Stanislas Jeannesson
Anne Jusseaume
Léonard Laborie
Marie Levant
Antoine Marès
Mathieu Marly
Hélène Miard-Delacroix
Fabrice Micallef
Jeanne Moisand
François-Xavier Nérard
Simon Perego
Clyde Plumauzille
Yannick Ripa
Laurence Roche-Nye
Mathilde Rossigneux-Méheust
Claire Sanderson
Dany Sandron
Guillaume Tronchet
Fabrice Virgili
Tom Williams


Sonia Bledniak


Clémence Blazy

Scientific managers Colbert's collection

Etienne Faisant
Tanguy Le Roux
Olivier Vayron


Arby Gharibian
Tom Williams

Former members

Arielle Haakenstad
Alexander (Alec) Badenoch
Frédéric Clavert
James Connolly
Delphine Diaz
Corine Doria
Séverin Duc
Frédéric Foggacci
Mathieu Jestin
Élinor Kelif
Anne-Julie Lafaye
Julie Le Gac
Amandine Malivin
Andrea Martignoni
Guia Migani
Yannick Ripa
Olivier Sibre
Clémentine Vidal-Naquet
Cécile Welker
Christian Wenkel