UBO University of Western Brittany Brest

Welcome to UBO
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Brest | Quimper | Morlaix

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Represented by 250 lecturer-researchers, Humanities and Social Sciences at UBO encompasses disciplines ranging from education, geography, urban planning, history, ethnology, sociology, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, literature, and languages, to law, management, and economics.

Federative structures

ISHS: Institut des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société
(Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences)

This Institute unites 13 laboratories, including one associated with CNRS, two with UBS, three with Rennes 2, one with Nantes, and one with Télécom Bretagne. Its mission is to: maintain and strengthen collaboration between teams to pool and share tools and human resources; create synergy for a shared scientific dynamic, and develop an internal and external dynamic, especially in communities, libraries, archives, and museums. The unifying theme is ‘transmission’, and its four branches are Digital Humanities, Heritage and Territories, Social Issues, and the Americas (IDA).

MSHB: Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Bretagne
(Brittany Centre for Human Sciences)

As a regional structuring body, MSHB unites the all research bodies in Arts, Literature, Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences (ALLSHS) in Brittany. Created by four Breton universities and CNRS, MSHB today counts seven founding members along with EHESP (the School of Public Health) and Télécom Bretagne. MSHB, a service and a research unit (USR 3549) was created on May 1, 2012. Up until that time (and since January 1st, 2008) it had been a mixed service unit (UMS 3122).

Research themes

  • 'Societies and Health' aims to produce multidisciplinary analyses of health, taking into account the spatial, temporal, and cultural diversity of social life.
  • 'Uses for TIC-M@rsouin' supports research on e-practices and the changes they induce in social practices, in coordination with the activities of the 'M@rsouin' Scientific Interest Group.
  • 'Armorican and Atlantic Worlds' conducts research on an area encompassing regions on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • 'Governance in Public and Private Institutions' analyses methods for the management of human societies in different epochs, situations and territories.

There are three Master's subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences :
  • Arts-Literature-Languages (ALL)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (SHS)
  • Law-Economics-Management (DEG)

Any of these above Master's may be followed by further studies in one of three doctoral schools co-accredited with Rennes I, Rennes II, and UBS, in the fields of ALL, SHS, or SHOS (Humanities, Organisations and Society).


Collaboration

Public Interest Groups [Groupements d’Intérêt Public (GIP)]

  • OPMC (Maritime History; Observatory for Coastal Maritime Heritage)
  • IDA (Institute for the Americas)

Research unit Code
Director Affiliations Contact
MSHB
La Maison des Sciences
de l’Homme de Bretagne
[Brittany Centre for Human Sciences]
UMS 3122 Nicolas
Thély
CNRS, EHESP, IMT Atlantique, UBO, UBS, Univ Rennes 1, Univ Rennes 2. Contacts
IBSHS
L’Institut brestois des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société
[Brest Institute for Humanities
and Social Sciences]
FED 4118 Marie-Thérèse Cam UBO Contacts
Institut de Géoarchitecture
[Geoarchitecture Institute]
EA 2219 Frédéric Bioret UBO
UBS
Contacts
CECJI
Centre d'Etudes des
Correspondances et
Journaux Intimes
[Centre for the Study
of Letters and Diaries]
EA 7289 Eric Francalanza UBO Contacts
CRBC
Centre deRecherche
Bretonne et Celtique
[Research Centre for
Breton and Celtic
Studies]
UMS 3554 Ronan
Calvez
UBO
Univ. Rennes 2
CNRS
Contacts
HCTI
Héritages et construction
dans le texte et l’image
[Heritage and
Construction in Text
and Images]
EA 4249 Alain
Kerhervé
 
UBO
UBS
Contacts
Centre
François Viète
EA 1161 Delphine Acolat Univ. Nantes
UBO

Contacts
LABERS
Laboratoire d’Études
et de Recherche en
Sociologie
[Laboratory for Studies
and Research in
Sociology]
EA 3149 Alain Penven UBO Contacts
LP3C
Laboratoire de psychologie : cognition, comportement, communication
[Psychology laboratory : Cognition, behavior
Communication]
EA 1285 Gaïd Le Maner Univ. Rennes 2
UBS
UBO
Contacts
CRPC-CLS
Recherches en
Psychopathologie
Équipe Clinique du Lien
et création Subjective
[Research in
Psychopathology
Clinical Team for Bonds
and Subjective Creation
EA 4050 Luz
Zapata-Reinert
Univ. Rennes 2
Univ. Poitiers
UBO
Contacts
CREAD
Centre de Recherche
sur l’Education, les
Apprentissages et la
Didactique
[Research Centre for
Education, Learning
and Didactics]
EA 3875 Jean-Marie Boilevin
Jérôme Eneau
Univ. Rennes 2
UBO
Contacts
CAPHI
Centre Atlantique de Philosophie [Philosophy Atlantic Center]
EA
7463
Bruno Gnassounou Univ. Nantes
Univ. Rennes1
UBO
Contacts
LEGO
Laboratoire d’Économie et de Gestion de l’Ouest [West Economy and Management Laboratory]
EA
2652
 
Patrick Gabriel UBO
IMTAtlantique
UBS
Contacts
LAB-LEX
Laboratoire de Recherche en Droit [Laboratory for Research in Law]
EA
7480
 
Dorothée
Guérin
 
UBO
UBS
 
Contacts