The Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities  (iEH2) addresses important issues of contemporary medicine by integrating approaches from the human and social sciences as well as from the biomedical sciences. The research carried out here applies tools from different disciplines to explore the ethical issues of medicine and life sciences to offer a broad and contextualized understanding of the issues and challenges at stake, and to propose a critical analysis of medicine and its relationship with the different contexts in which it is practiced over time. A library specializing in these fields, which includes a film collection, is available to researchers and the public. Furthermore, iEH2 staff offer interdisciplinary courses in biomedical ethics, human sciences in medicine, and the history of medicine, as well as seminars and public lectures.

Research carried out at iEH2 focuses on three main subjects: