The Centre Norbert Elias brings together researchers from different disciplines, all of whom are convinced that the humanities and social sciences form a whole. The research centre is located on the EHESS Marseille campus at the Vieille Charité and on the Hannah Arendt campus at Avignon University. It brings together 40 researchers, more than 80 PhD students and a 10-person-strong support team working on the analysis and description of social worlds.

Over the next four years (2019-2022), research will focus on the following themes: 1) places of politics, 2) kinship and family, 3) ecologies and care, and 4) forms and processes of culture. These themes are directly linked to the researchers’ activities.