ESF-FMSH Entre-Sciences Conferences in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences

ESF-FMSH Entre-Sciences Partnership

The European Science Foundation (ESF), the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) and Entre-Sciences have agreed to co-sponsor a series of Scientific Conferences, within the framework of the ESF Research Conferences Scheme. The Series will be known as ‘ESF-FMSH Entre-Sciences Conferences in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences’, and will be at the highest scientific level with respect to topics and choice of participants. The Conferences will bring together participants and experts from the social sciences and humanities with their colleagues working in the life and natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences, etc ) to discuss topics that are of major importance to the scientific community in Europe.

ESF-FMSH Entre-Sciences Conferences will concentrate on topics in the broad area of interdisciplinary environmental sciences.

Conferences will take place at the IGESA residence on the Island of Porquerolles, off the Giens peninsula on the French Riviera.

Conference Guidelines PDF (73K) Last Updated 26-May-2008

Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme


The Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) is a public utility Foundation, under the supervision of the French Ministry of Education and Research. The mission of FMSH is to support and to help French research in Social Sciences, by constituting a platform for scientific collaborative work, at national and international levels, establishing links between institutions, disciplines and researchers. The FMSH promotes networking between researchers working on a few important transversal themes, corresponding to major interrogations of contemporaneous societies, among them “sustainable and equitable growth” (management of natural and human resources).


Entre-Sciences, hosted within the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Foundation in Paris, develops a scientific programme promoting interdisciplinary contacts between Social Sciences and Humanities and the so-called ‘hard’ sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry and life sciences, etc). Entre-Sciences is open to all those wishing to reflect upon the role of science and technology in the development of today’s society. It aims to introduce scientists working in the ‘hard sciences’ to the work being carried out by scientists working in the Social Sciences and Humanities through the organisation of conferences, academic seminars and training courses as well as through publications, so that they can reposition their activity in a broader historical, economical and societal context. In the preparation of interdisciplinary events, Entre-Sciences adopts a networking approach and works as a facilitator. During the interdisciplinary events, Entre-Sciences ensures that the objective of “mutual comprehension” between participants is reached.