HS3P-CriSE Crises sanitaires et environnementales - Humanités, sciences sociales, santé publique

The CNRS and Inserm created in March 2020 a Coordination HS3P-CriSE Crises sanitaires et environnementales - Humanités, sciences sociales, santé publique, initially under the aegis of the Alliances Athéna, Aviesan and, since May 2020, Allenvi.

The coordination was based on the recognition that human health is of paramount importance to individuals and communities alike. Today, unlike other pandemics in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the Covid19 epidemic is prompting governments and societies to reflect widely on their capacity to respond to the medical, political, legal, ethical, economic, cultural and social challenges it poses. Certain modes of production and consumption, already struggling with other challenges, in particular that of climate change and, more broadly, environmental problems, are beginning to be questioned, as are forms of living together. These questions are being raised at all levels, in regions and territories, from a national as well as an international perspective.

This situation is arousing the keen scientific interest of researchers in the humanities, social sciences and public health fields. Several past, current and future calls for projects support this interest. They are proposed by research funding agencies at national level - ANR (Flash covid 19, RA- Covid-19) - or at European level (H2020); by regions; by universities; by foundations, public bodies or ministries. The number of scholars’ interventions has increased in the public space; virtual seminars and colloquia have been proposed; calls for contributions are circulating in the scientific communities and networks.

In this context, the CNRS and Inserm have joined forces to develop structuring initiatives in the field of Humanities, social sciences and public health around research on Covid19 and, more generally, on infectious diseases and major health and environmental crises. The "HS3P-CriSE - Health and Environmental Crises - Humanities, Social Sciences, Public Health" coordination works under the aegis of the Athena and Aviesan alliances, and in direct contact with representatives of the main players in this field, in particular the Conference of University Presidents, the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE) and the Institute of Research for Development (IRD). It acts in coordination with the National Network of MSH, as well as with the TGIR SHS, in particular Progedo, and with the World Pandemic Research Network initiative created by the network of Institutes of Advanced Studies.

The CNRS and Inserm have each appointed a coordinator, co-responsible for coordination: Marie Gaille, Deputy Scientific Director at InSHS, CNRS, philosopher, Director of Research at CNRS ; Rémy Slama, Director of Public Health IT, Inserm, environmental epidemiologist, Director of Research at Inserm.

For more information, please contact:  inshs.hs3p-crise@cnrs.fr