Welcome to CREDO

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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

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Isabelle Merle, Adrian Muckle — Paris CNRS Editions 2019Sahul webL’indigénat. Genèses dans l’empire français. Pratiques en Nouvelle-Calédonie
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Laurent Dousset, Sejin Park, Georges Guille-Escuret — ISTE Editions 2019
Parenté, écologie et histoire. Renouvellement des conjectures

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Sébastien Galliot and Sean Mallon winners of the Ockham New Zeland Book Awards 2019 
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Illustrated Non-Fiction category
"Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing" (Te Papa Press)


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) 


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)


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

For more information on collaborations, click here