On 1 January 2019

These strands include all geographical areas which make our centre unique: Europe, Italy, the Alpes, Mediterranean worldsCultural, political and social exchanges with all of the Mediterranean worlds form the backdrop for comparative approaches that are a hallmark of LUHCIE’s working methods.

These strands combine our laboratory’s many identities (history, history of art, musicology, language, Italian literature and civilisation, heritage and the digital humanities) and highlight the centre’s other key feature, a long-term perspective, from antiquity to today.


I. Movements, transfers, borders

Cultural and political transfers, Circulation of ideas and knowledge, Translation, Reception, Mobility, Interactions, Migration, Messengers, Exile, Travel.

Recent approaches to transnational history and world history have bolstered the already long-standing research of the laboratory’s members on international cultural interactions. The movements studied concern both the experience’s of man’s travel, exile and migration from one place to another and the transfer of ideas, artistic forms and works of literature from one time to another or from one language to another.

Heads: O. Adankpo-Labadie, G. Bertrand, N. Ghermani

Primary unit: Olivia Adankpo-Labadie –  Monica Balda-Tillier – Gilles Bertrand – Olivier Forlin – Naïma Ghermani – Alessando Giacone

Secondary unit: Leonardo Casalino – Maria Paola Castiglioni – Bernard Eck – Djamila Fellague – Élise Leclerc – Nicolas Mathieu – Gilles Montègre – Enzo Neppi – Élise Petit–  Luc Renaut – Ilaria Taddei – Cécile Terreaux-Scotto – Sylvain Venayre


II. Writings, objects, forms of communication

Languages, Inscriptions, Archives, Physical vestiges, Markings, Bodies, Genre, Rhetoric, Theatre, Music, Cinema, Art and artists, Creation, Editions, Digital Humanities.

The disciplines represented by LUHCIE take account of a diverse range of modes of communication, with an intercultural perspective, which embrace different tools, media and languages. The attention afforded to speech, gestures, bodies, writing, the object, images and sounds allows for analyses which are likely to result in fruitful convergences, from rhetoric to iconography, from a physical vestige to a textual document, from sifting through archives to archaeology and digital output.

Heads: D. Fellague, N. Mathieu, C. Terreaux

Primary unit: Marie Demeilliez – Lisa El Ghaoui – Djamila Fellague – Pierre Martin – Nicolas Mathieu – Yves Rassendren – Luc Renaut – Laurence Rivière Ciavaldini – Laurent Scotto – Cécile Terreaux

Secondary unit:Maria-Paola Castiglioni – Patrizia De Capitani – Marie-Claire Ferriès – Élise Leclerc – Enzo Neppi – Ilaria Taddei


III. Knowledge, beliefs, sciences

Religions, Rites, Myths, Ideals, Hybridisation of knowledge, Hermeneutics, Intertextuality, Observation, Experience, Arts of doing, Knowledge networks, Sociabilities, Collections, Acquisition of heritage status.

In a cross-disciplinary approach specific to LUHCIE, this strand brings together researchers working on the earliest Antiquity right up until contemporary times on religious, intellectual and scientific practices. The movement underpinning religious and cultural facts in their diversity of expression leaves permanent marks on our mental and physical heritage, our model of visions of the world, produces objects and is the origin of the creation of collections. The perspective of social and cultural science history plays its full role here.

Heads: V. Beaulande-Barraud, M.-P. Castiglioni, G. Montègre

Primary unit:Véronique Beaulande-Barraud – Maria-Paola Castiglioni – Michèle Coury – Patrizia De Capitani – Gilles Montègre – Enzo Neppi

Secondary unit:Olivia Adankpo-Labadie –  Monica Balda-Tillier – Gilles Bertrand – Marie Demeilliez – Djamila Fellague – Marie-Claire Ferriès – Nicolas Mathieu – Luc Renaut – Laurence Rivière – Ilaria Taddei


IV. Territories, practices and political discourse

Powers, Societies, Actors, Representations, Identities, Rituals, Places and forms of government, Republic, Communalisms, Wars, Revolutions, Resistance, Colonisation, Historiography.

Whether at city-, province- or state-level, or in the context of relations between distant worlds, political sciences are studied with an approach attentive to temporalities, the variety of their actors, of the experiences lived, and the building of their identities. Political facts are considered from many points of view: institutions, law, ideology, dissidence, representations of power, consensus and legitimation building techniques.

Heads: M.-Cl. Ferriès, Élise Petit, S. Venayre

Primary unit: Leonardo Casalino – Clément Chillet – Bernard Eck – Marie-Claire Ferriès – Elise Leclerc – Anne Lemonde – Olivier Mariaud – – Élise Petit–   – Elisa Santalena – – Ilaria Taddei – Michel Tarpin – Sylvain Venayre

Secondary unit: Véronique Beaulande-Barraud – Maria-Paola Castiglioni – Olivier Forlin – Pierre Martin