Civilisations was created in 1951 and taken over by the Institut de Sociologie de l’Université libre de Bruxelles since 1981. The journal is bilingual (French and English) and publishes articles related to the field of anthropology around the world and throughout time. The journal was re-launched in 2002 with a new editorial committee, and today encourages the submission of articles where anthropological approaches are combined with other social sciences, hence revealing the processes through which societies are constructed. The website currently offers eight issues, including five full-text issues. Older issues will be published online gradually.