Historical and Philological Sciences Section
- Section Dean: Danielle JACQUART
The Historical and Philological Sciences Section covers the study of languages, the explanation and commentary of documentary sources, written and book history and the history of knowledge. Geographically, the emphasis is on the Mediterranean, Asia and Europe, where writing was earliest developed. It remains a field of choice for philological and, more generally, scholarly criticism of written and unwritten sources aimed at resolving questions of language and history. The Section may also be regarded as one large laboratory devoted to the study of works, cultures and power systems in periods preceding contemporary times and reaching back over a very long time span within a vast Eurasian area.
- In 2010 the Section included 92 full professors and assistant professors and every year it welcomes a large number of foreign scholars as guest fellows.
- Topics covered by the Historical and Philological Sciences Section fall into eight broad categories:
- Ancient Near and Middle East
- Classical Antiquity
- Muslim worlds
- History and Philology of Medieval Period
- Modern and contemporary History of the West
- India and the Far East
- History of the Arts and Archeology
To find out more, see:
- Conference program of the Historical and Philological Sciences Section
- The Annuaire of the Historical and Philological Sciences Section at: http://ashp.revues.org