History and anthropology

The Société d’histoire et anthropologie des arts du cirque (SHA2Cirque)or in English, the Society of History and Historical Anthropology of Circus Arts was founded on Wednesday, 3 March 2021 by leading personalities from the academic, scientific, and artistic world.

The goals of the society are:

  • To promote academic, postdoctoral, scientific, theoretical and practical research as well as education in the history and historical anthropology of circus arts;
  • To facilitate exchange of academic, scientific, national and international information between persons, entities and scientific disciplines active in history and anthropology and with an interest in issues relating to circus arts studies;
  • To disseminate research findings on progress made in the various areas of circus sciences;
  • To participate in all the activities that fall within the various fields of circus arts studies, including research, education and practice.

The Executive Office of the SHA2Cirque is made up of Philippe Goudard (President), Natalie Petiteau (Vice-Pesident), Pierre Philippe-Meden (Secretary), Charlène Dray (Treasurer), Stéphane Héas (Vice-Treasurer).
The registered office is hosted by the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3.
Correspondence address: Société d’histoire et anthropologie des arts du cirque (SHA2Cirque), Office H222, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, Route de Mende 34199 Montpellier Cedex 5 France.
Publication in the Official Journal of the French Republic: https://www.journal-officiel.gouv.fr/associations/detail-annonce/associations_b/20210013/636.