Welcome to CREDO

Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, CREDO UMR 7308, 13003, Marseille, France


CREDO is a pluri-disciplinary centre for research and documentation specialized in Pacific Studies, in particular in anthropology, archaeology, history, ethnolinguistics and ethnomusicology.

Members of CREDO are staff of three institutions: the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research), EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and AMU (Aix-Marseille University). 

CREDO staff teach and enrol students at all levels at the EHESS and at Aix-Marseille University.


New publications (books) and public lectures 

Publication d'ouvrages


pacific-credo Publications: latest news

Royauté, chefferie et monde socio-cosmique à Wallis ('Uvea)Royauté, chefferie et monde socio-cosmique à Wallis ('Uvea)WallisLPCP
Dynamiques sociales et pérennité des institutions
Sophie Chave-Dartoen
Monographies, pacific-credo Publications
ISBN 978-2-9537485-6-7, 318 pages, Marseille

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Visiting Fellows 2017

► Borut Telban, Professeur, Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts, from April the 1st to July the 1st 2017 (Aix Marseille University and EHESS funding)
► John Barker, Professor of Anthropology, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), April/May 2017 (EHESS funding)
► Andrei Tutorski, Associate Professor Department of Ethnology Moscow State University (Russian Federation), June 2017 (Embassy of France in Russia funding)
► Jon Fraenkel, Professor of Comparative Politics,Victoria University of Wellington, 15th November/15th December 2017 (EHESS funding)

The CREDO Seminar series: "Actualité de la recherche en Océanie"

The program for 2017-2018 is on this page

The seminar takes place every Sunday from 10 to 12:30
Espace Yves Mathieu 
Université d'Aix-Marseille Campus St Charles 
3 Place victor Hugo 13003 Marseille (France)

In order to come


Scientific publications

Publication from CREDO members are available below (HAL SHS open database dedicated to the stockage and diffusion of scientific papers) 
► Accès aux listes


Scientific mediation

All information on scientific mediation


Focus on particular CREDO research projects, with news, developments and updates

ODSAS (Online Digital Sources and Annotation System) , the platform developped by the Credo (Laurent Dousset) contains now more than 200 000 files and 60 collections.


Ongoing projects

ecopaslogo smallEuropean Consortium for Pacific Studies (ECOPAS) is a multidisciplinary project designed to provide coordination and support to research on the Pacific region, in particular on climate change and related issues and processes. Funder: European Union.

pacstudiespacific-studies.net : a result of the ECOPAS programme, this plateform is a harvester of ressources and expertise on the Pacific.

Corail logoLabex Corail (Laboratory of Excellence) for "Coral reefs in the face of global change" (CORAIL) has been set up in order to improve research into coral reefs.

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e-Toile Pacifique (Network of francophone Pacific Studies)

ChristensenFundLogoToolkit to Facilitate the Collaborative Documentation and Revaluation of Bio-Cultural Knowledge in Papua New Guinea
Funders: The Christensen Fund (US)

LogoARCAustKin: database and mapping of Australian kinship and social organisation. Co-funded by the Australian Research Council; in collaboration with ANU.

ODSAS: Online Digital Sources and Annotation Systems is an archival platform developped by the center for storing and manipulating reserach documents