French Interdisciplinary Group (FIG)

The French Interdisciplinary Group (FIG)

The French Interdisciplinary Group (FIG) was established in order to foster engagement with French-language innovative scholarship in all fields of the arts and sciences at Northwestern University and to promote long-term intellectual collaborations and exchanges between faculty and graduate students at Northwestern and at leading French research institutions.


FIG Core Partners and Programs

Sciences Po: Faculty and student exchanges and dual PhD

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS):
Faculty exchanges and dual PhD

Ecole Normale Supérieure-Paris:
Student exchange, co-tutelle de thèse

Ecole Normale Supérieure-Lyon:
Faculty and graduate students exchange, co-tutelle de these

FIG Director

Marianne HopmanMarianne Hopman




The FIG Room

FIG events, unless otherwise indicated, take place in the FIG Room, 620 Library Place, room 103. The FIG Room is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Faculty and students are invited to browse our collection of current francophone publications, watch French television, or use our computer. Although the FIG Room's purpose is to host our events and serve as a reading room, departments and programs may schedule occasional events by contacting Matt Pietrus at

Northwestern University
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French Interdisciplinary Group at Northwestern University
1880 Campus Drive, Crowe 2-107, Evanston, IL 60208 (postal address)
620 Library Place, room 103 (FIG room)

Phone: 847-491-8263 | Fax: 847-491-3877
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Last updated: April 9, 2015
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