EPHE Publications

The École Pratique des Hautes Études publishes work, almanacs, journals and periodicals which reflect the scientific activity, research and teaching conducted within the School.

The collections are published and circulated by private publishers: Brepols, Éditions du Cerf, Honoré Champion and Librairie Droz.



The École des Hautes Études Historical and Philological Sciences library

This collection is one of the earliest-known uninterrupted French series of Social Sciences and Humanities works. It was first published in 1869 and currently comprises over 347 volumes. It reflects the specificity, the diversity and the high level of faculty and teaching undertaken in the section by publishing the works of the faculty in fields as diverse as linguistics, the society of ancient Egypt and Babylon, the Indian world and textual sources of the Medieval West. This unique editorial heritage documents over 145 years of the section’s scholarly scientific activity in the School.

École Pratique des Hautes Études, Historical and Philological Sciences

The section publishes works, in a set of six theme-based collections, that document the historical periods as well as the cultural and geographical areas that it studies: numismatics; history and philology of the Greek-Roman world; Oriental studies; Comparative history of Islamic and Oriental studies; the Medieval and modern West; and history and civilization of the book.

The École des Hautes Études Religious Sciences library

This collection, established in 1889 and comprised of over 160 volumes, reflects the diversity of research and teaching undertaken in the Religious Sciences section of the École Pratique des Hautes Études. Given the high level of specialization and scholarship that characterizes the studies undertaken at the EPHE, the collection addresses religious phenomena from a scientific, secular and pluralist perspective. It focuses equally as much on ancient religions that are no longer practiced as well as on contemporary religions; on the historical, philosophical and theological originality of the three major monotheistic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – as well as on religious diversity in Asia, in Africa and in the Americas, in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, in ancient Greece and Rome. It also includes the study of religious fringes and forms of dissent – and analyzes the modalities implemented for secularism. It integrates the many disciplines practiced in the Religious Sciences section: philology, archaeology, history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, law, iconology, etc.

Conferences at the École Pratique des Hautes Études

Based on the Anglo-Saxon model of lectures, the “Conferences at the École Pratique des Hautes Études” proposes lessons by prestigious, internationally-acknowledged specialists, invited by the School. These conferences, which either address specific issues or present broad overviews, focus on the three fields that the École Pratique des Hautes Études covers: Religious Sciences, Historical and Philological Sciences, and Life and Earth Sciences. These conferences reach out to a wide, cultured audience and are organized in the form of clear, educational presentations.


The Historical and Philological Sciences and Religious Sciences sections also publish Almanacs. They mainly contain the summaries of the annual conferences by faculty members and guest professors, along with initial considerations, obituaries and information about the School and the activity of the sections. They are an invaluable working tool for national and international institutions.
Historical and Philological Sciences: http://ashp.revues.org
Religious Sciences: http://asr.revues.org