The USR République des Savoirs’ supervisory bodies are the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, the Collège de France and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. They support a research programme designed to:
- study the development and structure of European knowledges from the late Middle Ages to modern and contemporary times;
- decompartmentalize the so-called “literary” disciplines to the arts and sciences;
- create new synergies around common cross-cutting issues and landmarks in the history of the Republic of Letters.