About us

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 33 research professors and 29 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 “Sciences humaines et sociales” (SHS) 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 History of Art Master’s of the UFR (Research & Training Unit) ARtS and Humanities

– The programmes: