The LUHCIE, research group (EA) no. 7421, is a Université Grenoble Alpes laboratory currently bringing together historians, art historians, musicologists and specialists in the Italian language, literature and civilisation. Its members include 37 research professors and 37 doctoral students attached to the Doctoral Schools SHPT (Humanities, Politics and Territorial Sciences) and LLSH (Languages, Literatures and Humanities).
The LUHCIE was founded in January 2016 following the merger between the CRHIPA (Centre for Research in History and History of Art, Italy and the Alpine Countries, International Interactions) and the GERCI (Group for Study and Research on the Italian Civilisation). It is part of the Pôle de recherche ALLSHCS (Arts, Literatures, Languages, Humanities and Cognitive and Social Sciences) at the Université Grenoble Alpes.
The LUHCIE has a documentary collection of more than 6,000 publications and some fifty French and Italian journals. Through its editorial policy it supports a wide range of publications, including Cahiers d’études italiennes and, at the ELLUG (Literary and Linguistic Publications at the Université de Grenoble) publishing house, the collection “Italie plurielle“.
As part of its involvement with the IDEX UGA project in the context of the Investments for the Future Programme PIA 2, it is contributing to a number of research programmes bearing on history, history of art, musicology, literature, image, heritage, politics, culture, translation and the digital humanities. These programmes are organised according to four strands: Conveyors – Signatures – Italy and Mediterranean worlds – Collections, literatures and societies.
The following are supported at the LUHCIE:
– The programmes:
- “Études italiennes-Études françaises” of the “Foreign and regional civilisations, literatures and languages (LLCER)” Master’s at the UFR Foreign Languages
- “Histoire, archéologie et sciences de l’ Antiquité” and “Histoire culturelle et politique et des échanges internationaux du Moyen‐Age à nos jours” of the History Master’s at the UFR ARtS and Humanities, in connection with which several agreements have been signed with Italian universities in Milan, Rome, Sienna and Venice, as well as with the People’s Friendship University of Russia (Moscow) and Soochow University (Suzhou).