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A research unit recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research since January 1, 2017, by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research as Host Team # 7468 and active since January 1, 2017. The scientific field covered by the members of the unit can be defined as the history of facts and representations in Western or Westernized societies from ancient times to the present day.

Historians for the most part, Tempora members are committed to renewing approaches and decompartmentalizing knowledge by stimulating dialogue with those in other humanities and social sciences fields (anthropology, sociology, philology, archeology, geography, history of the arts, political science). The work of researchers in the field focus on three principal axes:

  • the relationships between local and global scales
    • history, heritage and identities: the Breton laboratory
    • communities and the construction of territories
    • networks and trading routes, material and immaterial exchanges
    • transnational histories
  • governing and being governed
    • state and church, institutional mechanisms and agents
    • the exorcising of authority and supervision of populations
    • dissent, rebellion and repression
    • war and society
  • socio-cultural knowledge and norms
    • learning, writing practices and book cultures
    • gender, body, appearances and identities


Marie-Madeleine de Cevins

02 99 14 18 66

tempora-conseil [at] univ-rennes2.fr

Secretariat de Tempora:

Audrey Colloc

Office 103

02 99 14 17 75

audrey.colloc [at] univ-rennes2.fr