Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique

Centre de recherche
bretonne et celtique

Collex Persée



  • Scientific director: Fanch Postic
  • Project span: 2012-2014
  • Project type: digitized resources, electronic publishing
  • Subject: ethnology
  • Keywords: culture, ethnology, anthropology, folklore, folk/popular tradition, alterity, colonialism, history of science

Scientific partners:

  • Laboratoire d'anthropologie et d'histoire de l'institution de la culture (LAHIC) ;
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) ;
  • Bibliothèque du Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM) ;
  • Bibliothèque du Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale du Collège de France (LAS) ;
  • Bibliothèque du Centre de documentation juive contemporaine – Mémorial de la Shoah ;
  • Centre de documentation du Groupe audois de recherche et d’animation ethnographique (GARAE).

Financial support: ANR, Labex CAP

Project presentation

Bérose is a project led by LAHIC. This research program aims to develop a database that retraces, over a period ranging from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, where and when ethnographic knowledge (conceived as knowledge of the differences) was born and tries to explain what makes a particular “culture” unique in a context of progressive assertion of the nation states and colonial powers. Bérose is a collaborative tool made of:
-a corpus of digitized sources: mainly journals/reviews and correspondence;
-a place of research on the scientific social networks leading to the establishment of relational mapping;
-a place for electronic publishing of research results.


Bérose on line [in French]

Presentation of François Cadic [in French]