The Canadian Network of Durkheimian Studies/Réseau canadien d’études durkheimienne (CNDS/RCED) was formed in the Spring of 2012. It became a research cluster of the CSA in the Fall 0f 2013. Its activities are also closely tied with those of the Laboratoire d’études durkheimiennes de L’Université du Québec à Montréal (LED, UQAM: http://leduqam.com/) which hosted an international conference, Durkheim et Le Politique in August 2013.

The creation of CNDS/RCED was stimulated by longstanding collaborative Durkheimian research in Canada and the desire to institutionalise this activity. The initial objectives of the Network were to: encourage broad-based Durkheimian sociological research (theoretical and empirical); further studies of the history and development of Durkheimian social science; provide a venue for dialogue, exchange and collaboration; share resources for teaching Durkheimian sociology; and coordinate broader research programmes.

CNDS/RCED is officially affiliated with: The British Centre for Durkheimian Studies, Oxford University; the recently formed Brazilian Centre of Durkheimian Studies, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, at Porto Alegre, Brazil; and La Société Française d’Études Durkheimiennes, Paris.