IDHE.S, "Institutions and Historical Dynamics of the Economy and Society", is a joint research unit (UMR 8533) in history, economics and sociology. Today, IDHES brings together five university centers: the École normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, the universities of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis, Paris Nanterre, Université Paris-Saclay - Université d'Évry, and the CNRS in a scientific project with a European dimension. The originality of the IDHE.S is to be a meeting point among historians, sociologists and economists around a central object & the economic activities considered in their most concrete dimensions, as well as as an object of coordination of a plurality of actors.

The 2019-2023 scientific project of the IDHE.S questions the dynamics of these institutions through three domains: work, knowledge and capital.

The IDHE.S currently has 70 permanent members and 100 doctoral students.