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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)
Sensory Anthropology
North Africa, Middle East and Mediterranean area
Oasis: Sahara (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco) and Middle-East (Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia)

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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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Cultivate your anthropology in the field of an enhanced ethnoecology

HDR | Habilitation à diriger des recherches - Paris, 2021.

 

A Timelapse Landsat of al-‘Ulā 1985-2020

The changes in exploiting the environment in the region of al-‘Ulā, KSA

 

A century of “ethno-things” : Un siècle d’« ethno-machins »: 1921-2021 - De la « Revue de Botanique Appliquée » à la « Revue d’Ethnoécologie »

Call for Papers

 

Thinking oasis history from the present: date palm agrobiodiversity and Saharan insularities

Lecture (in French) given for the research seminar “Saharan worlds: sources, spaces, societies (8th-19th century)”, February 12th 2021, IISMM, EHESS, Paris (France).

 

Is Barnī, a date palm cultivated in the oasis of al-‘Ulā, a true-to-type cultivar or an ethnovariety? Arguments from ethnographic and genetic data

Report: — New

 

Domains of urban life in public spaces in Cairo, Egypt

Lecture (in English) with Nicolas Puig given as part of the CEDEJ Research Workshop: “Trade in the city and activities: Observing practices and representations”, January 27th 2021, CEDEJ, online, Cairo (Egypt).

 

Restaurant, Leisure, Festivals & Celebrations

Lecture (in French & English) given as part of the CEDEJ Research Workshop: “Trade in the city and activities: Observing practices and representations”, January 27th 2021, CEDEJ, online, Cairo (Egypt).

 

Ethnographies Sounded on What? Methodologies, Sounds, and Experiences in Cairo

New - Chapter (in English): — published in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies edited by Michael Bull and Marcel Cobussen.

 

Cosmic Utopia | Pronaos

Experiment in progress.

 

The Mediterranean oases

Art. [in French] On the website of INSU (Institut national des sciences de l’Univers, CNRS), Les oasis méditerranéennes, Nov. 5, 2020

 

Insularity Workshop WG2 in Corsica/Cargese

Co-organizer of the Insularity Workshop from 26th to 31st October 2020 at IESC (Cargese) in Corsica.

 

Festivals & Celebrations - Cities in the Maghreb and the Middle East

New in Bénédicte Florin, Anna Madoeuf, Olivier Sanmartin, Roman Stadnicki & Florence Troin (dirs), Abécédaire de la ville au Maghreb et au Moyen-Orient, Tours, Presses universitaires François-Rabelais collection Villes & Territoires, p. 145-146.

 

Leisure - Cities in the Maghreb and the Middle East

New in Bénédicte Florin, Anna Madoeuf, Olivier Sanmartin, Roman Stadnicki & Florence Troin (dirs), Abécédaire de la ville au Maghreb et au Moyen-Orient, Tours, Presses universitaires François-Rabelais collection Villes & Territoires, p. 200-203.

 

Restaurants - Cities in the Maghreb and the Middle East

New in Bénédicte Florin, Anna Madoeuf, Olivier Sanmartin, Roman Stadnicki & Florence Troin (dirs), Abécédaire de la ville au Maghreb et au Moyen-Orient, Tours, Presses universitaires François-Rabelais, collection Villes & Territoires, p. 319-321.

 

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 Sept. 2020
Muriel Gros-Balthazard* & Vincent Battesti* et al.. published in Evolutionary Applications journal (2020) vol. 13 (8), p. 1818-1840
[Siwa #2]

[Siwa #2]

 

Towards a Sonic Ecology of Urban Life: Ethnography of Sound Perceptions in Cairo

Art. (in English), co-written with Nicolas Puig, in The Senses and Society, 2020, vol. 15 (2), p. 170-191.

New, just published!
with all the data of this research (sounds and texts) in open access.

 

Anthropological issues of the communities of al-’Ulā oasis: Scientific and synthesis note

Report: — New

 

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)

 

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!

 

Sound perception in Cairo: the city through the lens of a Sonic Ecology

Lecture (in French) with Nicolas Puig given as part of the Third “Congrès des études sur le Moyen-Orient et les mondes musulmans”, July 5th 2019, Université Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris (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

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.

 

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
[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 (...)

 

Wādī Abū Ṣubeīra, Feb. 2015, Field Note Summary, Social Anthropology | Wādī Abū Ṣubeīra, fév. 2015, Synthèse de notes de terrain, Anthropologie sociale

Report: — New

 

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Most recent articles

Cultivate your anthropology in the field of an enhanced ethnoecology

Wednesday 20 October 2021

A Timelapse Landsat of al-‘Ulā 1985-2020

Sunday 10 October 2021

A century of “ethno-things” : Un siècle d’« ethno-machins »: 1921-2021 - De la « Revue de Botanique Appliquée » à la « Revue d’Ethnoécologie »

Tuesday 23 February 2021
Call for papers

Thinking oasis history from the present: date palm agrobiodiversity and Saharan insularities

Friday 12 February 2021
Lecture Feb. 2021

Is Barnī, a date palm cultivated in the oasis of al-‘Ulā, a true-to-type cultivar or an ethnovariety? Arguments from ethnographic and genetic data,

Tuesday 2 February 2021
Report (2021)

Is Barnī, a date palm cultivated in the oasis of al-‘Ulā, a true-to-type cultivar or an ethnovariety? Arguments from ethnographic and genetic data

Tuesday 2 February 2021
Report (2021)

Domains of urban life in public spaces in Cairo, Egypt

Wednesday 27 January 2021
Lecture January 2021
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Latest news items

“Mics in the Ears” final! published in The Senses and Society: after years of collaboration with Nicolas Puig, the results.

Saturday 18 July 2020

Siwa #2 published in Evolutionary Applications! The indispensable collaboration of ethnobotany and genetics to understand the diversity of date palms in the Siwa oasis.

Saturday 18 July 2020
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