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

Publications: latest news

► Pacific-Credo Publications are pleased to announce the online publication of the doctoral thesis by the late Françoise Panoff, "Maenge Gardens. A Study of Maenge Relationships to Domesticates", submitted at the Australian National University in 1972.
The thesis has been edited for publication as a book by Françoise Barbira-Freedman, specialist in ethnobotany in Amazonia, who also wrote a long introduction. Marilyn Strathern has authored the foreword.
For more information on pacific-credo Publications

► New books
Laurent & Mélissa Nayral (eds) 2018 "Pacific realities: Changing perspectives on resilience and resistance". Oxford: Berghahn
Publication of Maurice Godelier  "Claude Lévi-Strauss: A Critical Study of His Thought"
For more information: "New publications (books)"

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

The program for 2018-2019

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


Waves of Words
Funding: ARC (2018-2021)
Laurent Dousset and australian colleagues (University of Western Sydney and ANU) 

LogoARC"Music, Mobile Phones and Community Justice in Melanesia"
Funding: ARC (2015-2018)
Monika Stern and australian colleagues


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.



e toile

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