Olivier Dumoulin

Université de Caen
Biography and/or project

After a PhD dissertation (EHESS, 1983) on French Historians during the interwar period (1919-1939) focusing on the conditions of intellectual innovation, Olivier Dumoulin taught at Rouen University (1989-2003) than as full professor of contemporary history at the Institute of political sciences in Lille, and today at Caen University .His works are mainly dedicated to a social, institutionnal and cultural History of the historical profession in France , including comparisons with Northern America. Nowadays he is working on a “History of Reality” throiugh an histortical perpsective on non-fiction cinema.