The Emilie du Châtelet Institute was founded in 2006, at the initiative of the Paris Regional Council. Since 2012, the IEC has led the Gender section of the Paris Region’s approved “Key Fields of Research” (Domaines d’Intérêt Majeur or “DIM”) called “Gender, Inequalities and Discrimination” (GID), alongside the Alliance for Research on Discrimination (ARDIS).
Its goal is to promote research on women, sex and gender, to integrate this research into the body of common knowledge; to develop research in all disciplines, to create teaching modules to disseminate this knowledge; to create synergies between the sphere or research and social, economic, political, associative and institutional actors.
IEC is a research federation residing at the Jardin des Plantes site of the French National Museum of Natural History. It comprises the National Museum of Natural History, the CNRS, The National Conservatory of Arts & Trades, The National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), The National Foundation for Political Science, University Paris Diderot, University Paris West Nanterre La Défense, Paris South University, The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) Paris, The École des Hautes Études commerciales (HEC) Paris, The École Normale Supérieure Paris, University of Paris East Créteil (UPEC), University of Paris 8, Paris Sorbonne University, Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), Paris North 13 University, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University.
Its website informs about the network’s current activities, support for research in the Paris region (scientific presentations, doctoral and postdoctoral grants) and resources for research.
The Emilie du Châtelet Institute (IEC) is a partner of the Gender Institute.