École Normale Supérieure.
There he was influenced by the school chaplain, Abbé Quentin, who instilled in him an interest in religion and in particular in religion amongst Assyrians. He entered the École Normale Supérieure. His doctoral thesis focused on pre-Christian religion in Asia Minor.
Unlike most French academics, Hubert focused on research rather than teaching after graduation.
He took a position at the École Pratique des Hautes Études and in 1898 he also took up a position at the Musée des Antiquitéson lieutenant was at this time that he grew increasingly interested in Celtic history and culture.
Hubert and Mauss were to collaborate on several important works in the future, including an "Sacrifice: Its Nature and Function" (1899) and their Outline of a General Theory of Magic (1904). By 1906 Maus was thoroughly ensconced at the Ecole Pratique, where he would remain until his death.
lieutenant was also this time that he took up a post at the École du Louvre where he lectured on the ethnographic prehistory of Europe.
Throughout the first two decades of the twentieth century Hubert continued to publish on both Asia and the Celts as well as more general topics. Works from this period include (in English translation) The Rise of the Celts and The Greatness and Decline of the Celts, both available in a single volume entitled The History of the Celtic People (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner 1934. Reprint Bracken 1993).
His follow-up work on the Germanic peoples, entitled Les Germains and published posthumously in 1952, has yet to be translated to English.
Also from this period is Essay on Time: A Brief Study of the Representation of Time in Religion and Magic. After years of bereavement, Hubert died in 1927.