Many studies are still unknown about the French Post Office concerning social history, technical history or cultural history. Some of them has been launched, others are in progress or give a state of the question.
Bruno Mahouche, Ph D. in contemporary history (Paris 8) has focused on the question of the industrial health in PTT services. First studies had been leaded by Odile Join-Lambert about the topic of the industrial medecine through several articles in which is developed an institutional and technical organisation’s focus. Bruno Mahouche deals with a gender and bottom down study – the women in the Girochèques centers and the female phone operators - about the rise of the awareness of the industrial or administrativ stress.
French Postal history is punctuated by recurrent periods dealing with the futurology, the questions about the futur and the evolution of the services of the French Post Office. On the base of a study realized under the aegis of the Research, Studies, Postal Prospective Institut (IREPP), Sébastien Richez tries to analyze the process through two researches in progress, the first one titled “history of postal futurology”, and the second one titled “about postal utopian ideas”.