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CNRS - Musée de l’Homme, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris
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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Note: this site vbat.org is primarily in French. You can find, in this English section, articles originally written in English & translations from French to English of some parts of the website. If you are confortable with French, enjoy the French part;-)

 

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On the necessity of combining ethnobotany and genetics to assess agrobiodiversity and its evolution in crops: a case study on date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Art. (in English): — New: Published as Early View
Muriel Gros-Balthazard* & Vincent Battesti* et al.. published in Evolutionary Applications journal (2020).
[Siwa #2]

[Siwa #2]

 

A sound from Siwa in Egypt - with RFI

Sound recorded in the oasis of Siwa (Egypt) broadcast on RFI “Écouter le monde”: Correspondances sonores (1/5)

 

Dates

Just published!
Chap. (in French) for the exhibition catalogue Christophe Lavelle & Marie Merlin (dirs), Je mange donc je suis. Petit dictionnaire curieux de l’alimentation, Paris, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, 2019.

 

Between environmental controversies and development projects: the landscape to the test of the senses

Just published!. In French: edition of the vol. 18, issue 3 of VertigO journal with Élise Geisler, Christophe Mager & Laurent Matthey.

Just published!

 

Between environmental controversies and development projects: the landscape to the test of the senses

Just published! (in French) Introduction to vol. 18, issue 3 of VertigO journal with Élise Geisler, Christophe Mager & Laurent Matthey.

 

Domestication of date palms in Siwa oasis and across the Middle East and North Africa: articulate the scales of ethnography and domestication over the long term

Just published! Poster (in English) made for the International Symposium Harlan III, from June 3rd to 7th 2019, Montpellier SupAgro, Montpellier (France).

 

Listening to the World, with MILSON, the anthropologists of sound environments

Just published!
Audio tracks: “The voice of Cairo - Egypt” & “The coffees of Cairo - Egypt”, in Monica Fantini & Christine Guillebaud, Listening to the World, RFI, 2019.

 

Oases, networks nodes

Just published! (in French)
Chap. (in French) for the exhibition catalogue S. Caratini, C. Grémont, C. Lesourd & O. Schinz (dirs), Sahara, mondes connectés, Paris, Marseille, Gallimard / Musée des arts africains, océaniens, amérindiens, 2019.

 

E.T. Anthropology: Research residence in zero-gravity at the CNES Space Observatory

For an extraterrestrial anthropology: sensorialities and cosmos.
On board the Airbus A310 Zero-G.

 

Photographs taken during a first fieldwork reconnaissance mission in al-‘Ulā (KSA). April 2019

See al-‘Ulā oasis, KSA (Saudi Arabia). 1 | (...)

 

The possibilities of an island: Oasian insularities in the Sahara and Genesis of oases

Chap. (in French) for the book G. Tallet & T. Sauzeau (eds.), Mer et désert de l’Antiquité à nos jours, Approches croisées, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2018, p. 105-144.

 

Date palm agrobiodiversity (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Siwa oasis, Egypt: combining ethnography, morphometry, and genetics

Art. (in English):
Vincent Battesti* & Muriel Gros-Balthazard*, Clémence Ogéron, Sarah Ivorra, Jean-Frédéric Terral, Claire Newton, 2018 — « Date palm agrobiodiversity (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Siwa oasis, Egypt : combining ethnography, morphometry, and genetics », Human Ecology, vol. 46 (4), p. 529-546.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-018-0006-y
[Siwa #1]

[Siwa #1]

 

Exploring the Bettina Leopoldo collection on Siwa

Page in progress.
With the complicity of Mrs Floriane Morin, Curator of the MEG Africa Department, in 2018 I explore the collection of Bettina Leopoldo (nearly 280 objects) collected in the 1980s in Siwa, deposited and then ceded to MEG (the Museum of Ethnography of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland).
Between twenty and thirty years before my own ethnographic fieldwork in the Siwa oasis, these objects had been collected by Bettina and Leonardo Leopoldo, whose memory is preserved - sometimes (...)

 

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Most recent articles

On the necessity of combining ethnobotany and genetics to assess agrobiodiversity and its evolution in crops: a case study on date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Tuesday 25 February 2020
Art. (2020) Published as Early View [Siwa #2]

PhD/ CNRS Doctoral contract offer: Origins and diversity of the Date Palm in al-‘Ulā Oasis, Saudi Arabia: a multidisciplinary approach combining Genomics, Ethnobotany and Archaeobiology

Thursday 5 December 2019
Interdisciplinary PhD, three years, Doctoral School GAIA, Montpellier/Paris.

Insularity Workshop WG2 in Cyprus

Monday 2 December 2019
Organization of the WG2 Workshop, BioDivMeX (Mistral’s Program)

Insularity Workshop WG2 in Cyprus

Monday 2 December 2019
Organization of the WG2 Workshop, BioDivMeX (Mistral’s Program)

A sound from Siwa in Egypt - with RFI

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Dates

Tuesday 22 October 2019
Chapitre

Doctoral contract offer: Functioning of an oasis community in Saudi Arabia and its relationship to the environment: al-‘Ulā oasis

Wednesday 18 September 2019
Thesis in Social Anthropology, for 4 years, at the Musée de l’Homme, Paris.
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Latest news items

New Deadline for CNRS PhD: “Origins and diversity of the Date Palm in al-‘Ulā Oasis, Saudi Arabia”

Friday 20 December 2019

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

Tuesday 25 February 2014
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