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A world in stable motion

Migrations and societies
Forfatter: Francois Héran
Forlag: Fayard (Frankrike)
In 2018, the Collège de France established its own professorship in migration studies. Francois Héran was chosen to fill it, and the book Migrations et sociétés is an extended version of his accession lecture.

Since its establishment in 1530, the Collège de France has employed scientists – and eventually women – who are at the forefront of their respective disciplines, research areas or scientific methods. The professors are given the opportunity to devote almost all of their time for the rest of their careers to exactly what they themselves believe is most important. Every year they present their research. Previously, the presentations were reserved for the royal and the noble elite, but today the lectures are free and open to everyone. Here you can follow a single presentation, or you can regularly attend lectures by some of the world's most pioneering researchers, regardless of field. Among some of the well-known social scientists who have previously had lifelong professorships at the Collège de France are Roland Barthes, Fernand Braudel, Pierre Bourdieu. . .

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