The Institute has been established in cooperation
with the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH)
in order to provide Fellows with further institutional assistance
and expanded intellectual contacts. Opportunities to work collaboratively
with scholars visiting from other universities and research institutes
Re-inscribing Paris as a cosmopolitan intellectual location, the Institute strives
to create a climate of exchange that will give Fellows the support they need to
develop their research and contacts with others in a space specially conceived
for that purpose. At this time, scholars invited to the Institute provide their
The Institute is housed in Reid Hall, the site of Columbia University's undergraduate
and graduate educational programs in Paris since 1964. Reid Hall also hosts the
overseas programs of other American universities and maintains close relations
with the MSH and other French academic organizations.
Located in the Montparnasse (sixth) district of Paris near the Luxembourg
Gardens, Reid Hall is within walking distance of the Latin Quarter
and several branches of the University of Paris. The Fondation
Maison des Sciences de l'Homme is a short bus or metro ride
away at 54, boulevard Raspail.
The Institute's Director is Dr. Danielle Haase-Dubosc, Associate
Provost and Director of Reid Hall and Adjunct Associate Professor
of French and Romance Philology. Dr. Mihaela Bacou and Dr. Naby
Avcioglu serve as Research Coordinators for the Institute.