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Literature, languages, humanities & social sciences departement

Confluences’ Federative Research Structure brings together the research units of the University of Angers in literature, languages, humanities and social sciences around joint scientific projects.


9 research units

300 professors & researchers

300 PhD students

6 areas of research

  • Heritage, writing and cultures
  • Social change: gender, youth, discrimination, inequalities
  • Plant cultures and environment
  • Innovations, risks, cooperation
  • Tourism, development, local areas
  • Health, well-being, age and living environment

Research programs

The laboratories grouped together in Confluences either coordinate or are partners in structuring research programs which receive funding from the Pays de la Loire or the National Research Agency.

  • BonDroit | Happiness and right | 2016-2018
  • EnJeu[x] | Childhood and youth | 2015-2019
  • Gedi | Gender and sexist and homophobic discriminations | 2014-2018
  • Informa | Requirement to be trained and to adjust | 2017-2019
  • Panorisk | Investing, insurance and new risks | 2017-2022
  • PluPatrimonial | regulation, built heritage and sustainable urban development | 2015-2019
  • RosesMonde | Design, heritage and merchandising in the world of roses | 2016-2018
  • Scaena | Cultural stages atmospheres and urban transformations | 2019-2021


  • 3L.AM | Languages, literature, linguistics of the universities of Angers and Le Mans
  • Bepsylab | Well-being and subjectification process | University of Angers, University of Nantes
  • Centre Jean Bodin | legal and political research | University of Angers
  • Cirpall | Interdisciplinary research centre on heritage in literature and languages | University of Angers
  • Eso | ESpace and society | University of Angers, University of Nantes, Le Mans University, Rennes 2 University, Caen Normandie University, CNRS
  • Granem | Angevin Research Group in Economics and Management | University of Angers
  • LETG Angers | Coastline, environment, remote sensing, geomatics | University of Angers, CNRS
  • LPPL | Psychology Laboratory of Pays de la Loire | University of Angers, University of Nantes
  • Temos | Times, worlds, societies | University of Angers, University of South Brittany, Le Mans University, CNRS

Confluences is very much committed to the scientific dynamics of the region as a decentralized structure of the Maison des sciences de l’homme Ange Guépin, housed in the Maison de la recherche Germaine Tillion. Several of its laboratories are multi-sited. Confluences also contributes to several regional Research, Training, Innovation programs: Angers TourismLab, Alliance Europa, Ouest Industries Créatives.


Management team

  • Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux
  • Chadia Arab
  • Isabelle Trivisani-Moreau


Annie Ribrault
annie.ribrault @


Maison de la recherche Germaine Tillion
5 bis boulevard Lavoisier
49045 Angers cedex 01