In May and June of 2022, Elina Gertsman was the invited professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, where she offered several lectures, participated in the seminars of the international project «Arts et Intelligences du Silence», and led discussions with doctoral students in the Groupe d’anthropologie historique du long Moyen Âge. She used this occasion to do extensive research at the Bibliothèque nationale de France; travel to Bourges, Tours, and Amiens; and hold meetings with curators and conservators at several key museums, including the Louvre.
The EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) is a graduate-only research institution that has a unique standing in the world of research and higher education in France. It hosts scholars from all over the world, trains students up to PhD level in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, and — as part of an extensive global academic network — occupies a central position in French intellectual life. Prof. Gertsman will return to the EHESS as an invited professor for two more years.