François Hartog is a French historian, member of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and a part of the Modern Historiographies study group there. After his time at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he became interested in Hellenism, he studied under the French anthropologist Jean-Pierre Vernant and the German historian Reinhart Koselleck. He has studied the history of ancient Greece and the very nature of history as an intellectual and social activity. Results of his investigations into the classical period are Memories of Odysseus (2001) and The Mirror of Herodotus (2009), while Évidence de l’histoire (2005) and Regimes of Historicity (2016) are works that have arisen out of his study of history. The last of these is probably his most famous book; in it he explores the relationship between past, present and future in moments of crisis. According to Roger Chartier, "Hartog is undoubtedly the historian who has developed the most lucid reflection on the relationship between time perceived by people and time constructed by stories about the past." For Chronos, in 2021 he won the Gobert Grand Prize, awarded each year by the Académie Française to an outstanding work of history.