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Temporalités, the journal which followed and replaced Temporalistes – a bulletin created in 1984 by William Grossin () – aims at bringing together articles, works and other output in humanities and social sciences (history, sociology, demography, economy, anthropology, psychology, linguistics, law…) that include analysis of temporal data and bring together, for examination and comparison, different conceptions, usages, practices of time, or thoughts about the plurality of socio-historical temporalities.

Temporalités, the journal, wants to make sure that the diversity of human times is better taken into account and more thoroughly studied – through research itself as well as through the structuring of this specific field within the disciplines at stake.

Temporalités encourages all interdisciplinary initiatives around the issues linked to temporalities, especially the most promising: the founding principles and distinctions between times; the articulation and conflicts between temporalities; the confrontation of different conceptions, usages and languages of time; the way disciplines are historicized; the confrontation of philosophical categorization and empirical work…

The journal publishes epistemological work as well as works on the history of scientific fields as long as they are rooted in empirical data and based on a strong knowledge of the great anthropological discussions about time. The journal, though it does not intend to be philosophical, may publish articles linking philosophies of time to theoretical discussions about humanities and social sciences.

Temporalités is international. It supports any initiative (conferences, meetings, events…) which helps acknowledge the idea that it is legitimate to take into account the plurality of time in humanities and social sciences. It pays special attention to articles including a critical study about the point at which usages of time cease to be valid.

The journal is supported by the Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, part of CNRS and referenced by the Emerging Sources Citation Index, ERIH PLUS and the DOAJ.

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