Philosophy, History and Humanities Department
Silkscreen poster. Atelier populaire de l'École des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
The department has a large number of Catholic parish bulletins. It also compiles compendia of short-lived publications: propaganda flyers, mail order catalogs, advertising materials, etc.
The collections of Philosophy, History and Humanities Department are indexed in the Catalogue général de la BnF.
Sociétés en débats resource centre
Located in room J, the Sociétés en débats resource centre makes available major debate magazines: Esprit, Commentaire, Critique, Le Débat, Cités, Les Temps modernes, Études. These publications play a major part in the French intellectual life. They offer fundamental analyses, take a stand in the public space and propose a temporal point of view different from papers specializing in analysis and commentary. They allow to focus on major issues of our contemporary society from a critical and absolutely essential point of view.
Portail Sociétés en débats
Online documents to complement the collections about societal issues in room J. A pluri-disciplinary approach combining history with philosophy, sociology and anthropology is used to analyze today's issues.
History of the department
The decision to create the Philosophy, History and Humanities Department was made when designing what was to become, in 1994, the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
This institution was formed by merging the former National Library with the Établissement public de la Bibliothèque de France.
The department’s collections include both:
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