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vbat.org ☆ anthropoasis, by Vincent Battesti


CNRS - Musée de l’Homme, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris - Columbia University, NYC
Ecological Anthropology of oases and Castagniccia (Corsica)
Urban Anthropology of public spaces and gardens in Cairo (Egypt)
North Africa, Middle East and Mediterranean area
Oasis: Sahara (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco) and Middle-East (Egypt, Yemen)

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Information for English-speaking people

Note: this site vbat.org is primarly in French. You can find, in this English section, some articles originally written in English & translations in English of French parts of the web site.
If you are confortable with French, go to the French part.

 

The site headlines

The Discovery of Wild Date Palms in Oman Reveals a Complex Domestication History Involving Centers in the Middle East and Africa

New: Just published.
Art. (in English),
Gros-Balthazard, Muriel, et al., 2017 — « The Discovery of Wild Date Palms in Oman Reveals a Complex Domestication History Involving Centers in the Middle East and Africa ». Current Biology (Online Now) — online:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.045

 

Mics in the ears: How to ask people in Cairo to talk about their sound universes

New: Just published.
Chap. (in English),
in Christine Guillebaud (ed.), Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound, London, Routledge, Routledge studies in Anthropology (series), 2017.

 

From waterfalls to snowy forests, Egyptian posters show what exotic looks like from the desert

New: Just published.
Art. (in English)
in The Conversation, Global edition 2017

 

Corps sonores (4/4) : Acoustiques urbaines : les sons de la société

Participation in the live radio broadcast “Culture Monde” on France Culture, Feb. 16th 2017, Maison de la Radio (Paris, France)

 

Sounds from Egypt - with RFI

New!
Montages of field recording sounds from Cairo, with RFI “Écouter le monde”

 

To shun the sound and the fury: ambiances in the palm groves gardens of Siwa Oasis (Egypt)

Lecture given (in French) in the International Conference: “Quelles ambiances urbaines dans les oasis du sud de la Méditerranée?” (Programme Zerka), October 17th & 18th, 2016, Sidi Bou Saïd (Tunisia)

 

“The sound of society”: a method for investigating sound perception in Cairo

New: just published.
Art. (in English) with Nicolas Puig
in The Senses & Society, 2016
Contemporary French Sensory Anthropology.

 

Video/Film Deposits on Canal-U

Canal-U is the French official academic Digital Video Library.

 

Material Culture in Siwa Oasis

I read in the Encylcopædia universalis, at the entry word “Archéologie du temps présent” (Archaeology of the Present Time) written by Jean-Paul Demoule:
“Les archéologues se sont aussi intéressés aux sociétés contemporaines traditionnelles, celles qu’étudient normalement les ethnologues. Mais ceux-ci se concentrent normalement sur des matériaux”nobles“, essentiellement les systèmes de parenté, les mythes, les cérémonies religieuses, etc. Les objets matériels ne sont que fort sommairement étudiés. C’est (...)

 

First pictures from a new fieldwork with the ‘Abābda, South Egypt

The ‘Abābda (العبابدة) call themselves originally descendants of Arab tribes, this group of nomads show strong connections with the overarching Beja culture in Egypt, Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. 20150212154351-vbat.jpg 20150212152319-vbat.jpg 20150210152642-vbat.jpg 20150212155410-vbat.jpg 20150226143544-vbat.jpg 20150215085631-vbat.jpg (...)

 

Visio-gallery

Pictures gallery.

 

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Most recent articles

The Discovery of Wild Date Palms in Oman Reveals a Complex Domestication History Involving Centers in the Middle East and Africa

Thursday 13 July 2017
Art. (2017)

Mics in the ears: How to ask people in Cairo to talk about their sound universes

Friday 19 May 2017
Chap. (2017)

From waterfalls to snowy forests, Egyptian posters show what exotic looks like from the desert

Friday 24 March 2017
Art. (in English) in The Conversation (2017)

Collection of fantasy landscapes posters

Thursday 16 March 2017

Corps sonores (4/4) : Acoustiques urbaines : les sons de la société

Thursday 16 February 2017
Radio broadcast Feb. 2017

Urban Ambiances — صوت القاهرة

Saturday 24 December 2016
The voice/the sound of Cairo

Overview of the lab.

Friday 18 November 2016
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Latest news items

A 4th and final version: art. on the intraspecific agrobiodiversity of the date palm in Siwa Oasis (Egypt)

Tuesday 25 February 2014

A version #2 of the book “Jardins au désert” in open archives

Thursday 1 September 2011

Jardins au désert, Évolution des pratiques et savoirs oasiens, Jérid tunisien, Paris, Éditions IRD, coll. À travers champs, 2005, 440 p.
ISBN-13 9782709915649

In the version #2: reintegration of illustrations in the pdf document with higher resolution graphics (illustrations of the book are finally really visible in this version).

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Forum posts

Les relations au désert des religions monothéistes

Les relations au désert des religions monothéistes
Tuesday 18 July 2017

Touat, Gourara et Tidikelt…

Des questions qu’on se pose en ethnoécologie ? Illustrations oasiennes
Thursday 6 July 2017

Touat, Gourara et Tidikelt…

Des questions qu’on se pose en ethnoécologie ? Illustrations oasiennes
Thursday 6 July 2017
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