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CHARLE Christophe

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Academic titles

Student at the École normale supérieure (1970-75).

Agrégé in history (1973).

PhD in history, under the supervision of Pierre Vilar (Pantheon-Sorbonne University - Paris 1), 1975.

Doctor ès lettres under the supervision of Maurice Agulhon (Pantheon-Sorbonne University - Paris 1), 1986.


Teaching internship at Champigny-sur-Marne High School (1975-76).

Assistant professor of history at the École supérieure de guerre (national service) (1976-77).

Teacher at Corbeil-Essonne High School (1977-78).

CNRS Junior Researcher (1978-86) then Senior researcher (1986-1991).

Grant holder from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Freie Universität Berlin (1991).

Professor of contemporary history at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (1991-93).

Professor of contemporary history at Paris 1 University - Panthéon-Sorbonne since 1993.

Associate professor at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies - 1992-2003).

Director of IHMC (CNRS/ENS) (2000-2013).

Senior member of the Institut universitaire de France (IUF) since 2003: Chair of comparative history on European societies (19th-20th centuries), renewed in 2008.

Visiting professor at ECNU University (Shanghai, China), Fudan University (Shanghai China), Bologna University (Italy), Geneva University, French Institute in St Petersburg and Moscow, Columbia University, Stanford University, Barcelona University, Humboldt University (Berlin)

Collective responsibilities

Leader of the international task group on European universities (1986-92); co-organiser of its four meetings (Paris, Lausanne, Bochum, Berlin).

Member of the editorial board of French Historical Studies (June 1989-April 1992).

Member of the editorial boards of Histoire de l’éducation (July 1989-99), of Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales (1997-ongoing), of Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine ( 2001-2011).

Scientific manager of the project on "European intellectual networks" in the frame of the call for proposals on "Intelligence in Europe" (October 1990-April 1993).

Scientific manager of the ACI (international collective research) "Knowledge and the civil society" in the frame of the ACI on "Knowledge History" (2003-2006).

Member of the scientific councils of the Sociétés contemporaines journal and the Revue d’histoire des sciences humaines journal.

Member of the scientific council of the French historical mission in Goettingen.

Member of the EPHE scientific council ( 2006-2009).

Elected member of the administrative board of École normale supérieure (2005-2008).

Member and president of the specialist commission (22nd section) of Paris 1 University - Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Member of the scientific council of the committee on the history of the French Inspectorate General of Finances.

Elected member of the scientific council of École normale supérieure (2008-2011).


CNRS Silver Medal (2001)

DVA-Stiftung Award (2009)

Chevalier de l’Ordre national du mérite (2012)


Personnal webpage on academia.edu

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