What is Calenda?

A multilingual calendar for the humanities and social sciences

Calenda is an online and open access calendar for the humanities and social sciences, available in several languages. Launched in 2000, it aims to offer research staff in the humanities and social sciences with a means to stay informed about academic events that are likely to be of interest to them. Thanks to its stable URLs, it offers an archive of academic life in the humanities and social sciences. All the published announcements are filed and remained accessible at the same address. Calenda depends on its community of users to suggest upcoming scientific events, via an online form.

Calenda is an OpenEdition project developed by the OpenEdition Center (USR 2004, formerly the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing, Cléo-UMS 3287).

It is supported by Aix-Marseille University, the CNRS, the EHESS, and the University of Avignon/Pays de Vaucluse. Its work is aligned with the Bibliothèque Scientifique Numérique (BSN).

Who are we?

The Calenda editorial team

The Calenda editorial team examines events suggested for publication to ensure they fall within the calendar’s editorial and scientific scope, and publishes them where appropriate. The team also proofreads and formats announcements and is responsible for site development.

Editor in chief:

  • Elsa Zotian – OpenEdition Center (Marseille, France)


  • Céline Guilleux – OpenEdition Center (Marseille, France)

Validation team:

  • Anastasia Giardinelli  – OpenEdition Center (Marseille, France)
  • Céline Guilleux – OpenEdition Center (Marseille, France)
  • Elsa Zotian – OpenEdition Center (Marseille, France)

Calenda Scientific Board

The Calenda Scientific Board sets the editorial and scientific scope of the calendar and ensures it is upheld. Its members are consulted if the editorial team has any doubts about a suggested event. It also sets the calendar’s direction. It is chaired by Karim Hammou, CNRS research fellow and member of the Centre for Sociological and Political Research in Paris (Cresppa).

Members of the Scientific Board:

  • Marianne Blidon, lecturer in geography, Panthéon-Sorbonne University
  • Claire Clivaz, assistant professor and specialist of the New Testament and early Christian literature, Digital Humanities and Cultures Laboratory, University of Lausanne
  • Marin Dacos, director of OpenEdition Center
  • Karim Hammou, sociologist,  CNRS research fellow, Centre for Sociological and Political Research in Paris (Cresppa)
  • Christine Kosmopoulos, CNRS research engineer specialized in digital publishing and information, editor in chief of the journal Cybergeo
  • Pierre Mercklé, lecturer in sociology at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, member of the DCSP team at the Centre Max Weber (“Dispositions, cultures, socialisation, pouvoir”),  founder of Liens-socio
  • Emmanuelle Picard, lecturer in history, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Former members of the Calendar Scientific Board:

  • Claire Lemercier, CNRS research director in history, Center for the Sociology of Organizations
  • Loïc Le Pape, lecturer in political science, Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris I
  • Natalie Petiteau, professor of contemporary history, University of Avignon
  • Christelle Rabier, PhD in history and professor agrégée, associate researcher at the  Institute of Early Modern and Modern History (UMR 8066, École Normale Supérieure/CNRS), Wellcome Trust Medical History Fellow, Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science


Contact us: calenda@openedition.org

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