All the participations to conferences, congress, seminars. Texts sometimes to download.


Oasis ways of life

Lecture (in French) given for the events series “Tête à tête avec un chercheur”, in the Galerie de l’Homme, at Musée de l’Homme, 24 January 2024, (…)

Emergence and evolution of date palm cultivation in Northwestern Arabia

Lecture (in English) given for the international conference “Human-Environment Interactions in Ancient Arabia” (HEIAA), at the University of (…)

What lies behind fruit crops variety names? The date palm as a case study

Lecture (in English) with Muriel Gros-Balthazard given for the EUNOPS (European Network of Palm Scientists) Conference, October 2022, Geneva (…)

Perceptions and practices of its environment, contrasted in the oases and in the desert (Sahara, Arabia)

Lecture (in French/English) given for the workshop “The contour of the senses. Subjectivities, representations and sensitive experience of (…)

The body put to the cosmic test (The fleshly sociology of manned space flight)

Lecture (in French) given with sociologist Julie Patarin-Jossec and astronaut Jean-François Clervoy as part of the Histoire des sens lecture (…)

Cycle of conferences “History of the senses” at the Museum

Scientific organization of a cycle de conferences with Léo Mariani, organized by Jeanne-Marie Manaranche, at the Muséum national d’histoire (…)

The oasis model across the Sahara and the Near East

Lecture (in French) given for the UTL conferences, Université du temps-libre, of Marennes-Oléron, January 31th 2022, Saint-Pierre d’Oléron, île (…)

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, (…)

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 (…)

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 (…)

Insularity Workshop WG2 in Corsica/Cargese

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

Insularity Workshop WG2 in Cyprus

Co-organizer of the Insularity Workshop from 2nd to 5th December 2019 in Plátres in the island of Cyprus.

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, (…)

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

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

What is the use of a geneticist to an anthropologist, and vice versa: date palms in the Sahara

Lecture (in French) given for the Master conference « Agrobiodiversité » (AE/AST - UE 39 M2, coord. by Serge Bahuchet and François Léger), October (…)

Date palms of the Siwa oasis and the Saharan island network: Status of tested hypotheses

Lecture (in French) given during the WG2 Insularities workshop (BioDivMeX), on 22 September 2018 in the Kerkennah Islands (Tunisia).

Insularity Workshop WG2 in Kerkennah Islands (Tunisia)

Co-organizer of the Insularity Workshop from 20 to 24 September 2018 in the Kerkennah archipelago (Tunisia).

What are the palm trees of the Siwa oasis? Dialogue local and learned responses (morphometry, anthropology, and genetics)

Lecture given (in French) with Muriel Gros-Balthazard as part of the GDR Mosaïque Closing Days, on 7 November 2017, 02:30 pm-3:00 pm, Montpellier (…)

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)

Questions raised in ethnoecology? Oasis illustrations

Lecture (in French) given for the seminar “Anthropologie générale — À l’interface des sciences sociales et des sciences naturelles” coord. by (…)

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 (…)

Les métiers du Muséum: Ethnoécologue

The Muséum’s jobs: Ethnoecologist Lecture (in French) given for the meetings “Les métiers du Muséum” at the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, (…)

Seminar/ talks of research 2016 Anthropologie des perceptions sensorielles: Apprendre

Anthropology of sensory perceptions: to learn Organizer of the seminar/talks of research 2016: To learn

“Ça, c’est le son de la société”. Enquêter sur les perceptions sonores au Caire

“That, it’s the sound of the society”: To investigate on the sound perceptions in Cairo Lecture (in French) given in the seminar 2015-2016 (…)

Research seminar 2016-2018 Anthropologie des perceptions sensorielles

Anthropology of sensory perceptions Organizer of the research seminar 2016, 2017, and 2018

BioDivMeX Prospective Workshop/ Atelier de prospective BioDivMeX

Conf. (in French & English), participation to the BioDivMeX Prospective Workshop at the Observatoire de Haute Provence (OHP), from Sept. 29th (…)

Closure days of the seminar “Les révolutions en Égypte et en Tunisie; et si on parlait d’autres choses?”

Revolution in Egypt and Tunisia: let’s just talk about something else? Co-organizer of a two-days conference for the Closure of the Seminar “Les (…)

“Cultural Landscape” is a pleonasm and “Soundscape” is a tool

Conf. (en français) donnée dans le cadre du séminaire « Paysages culturels » de Hélène Artaud, Frédérique Chlous, Marie Roué au Muséum national (…)

Categorization of the date palm agrobiodiversity in the oasis of Siwa (Libyan Desert, Egypt): the olive tree categorization should it or can it be similar?

Lecture (in French) given to the Annual Meeting of the GDR Mosaïque at the Institut des Sciences de la Communication of the CNRS, Jan. 6th 2015, (…)

Why geneticists make mistakes. Talking about the date palms of Siwa oasis (Libyan desert, Egypt)

Lecture (in French) given for the Transversal Axis seminar « Catégories, constructions et hybridations des savoirs » (Categories, constructions (…)

Seminar « Les révolutions en Égypte et en Tunisie ; et si on parlait d’autres choses ? »

Revolution in Egypt and Tunisia: let’s just talk about something else? Co-organizer of the seminar semimonthly during the academic year 2014-2015, (…)

To categorize date palms with no gene and embarrassment in Siwa, oasis of the Libyan Desert

Lecture (in French) given to the seminar Ethnobotanique(s): théories et pratiques, Master “Évolution, patrimoine naturel et sociétés” (EDTS), (…)

Siwa, Oasis of the Libyan Desert: The secret life of the gardens and their palm trees

Lecture (in French) given to Conférences de La Rahla, Amicale des Sahariens, Paris, Feb. 11th 2014, 7pm

The possibilities of an island: Oasian insularities in the Sahara

Lecture (in French) given at the International symposium “Sea and Desert from Antiquity to the Modern Era: Intersecting Perspectives” Limoges, (…)

Saharan Oasis Gardens: The Beautiful as Sensual Contentment and the Landscape from Below

Lecture given for the seminar “Antropological approaches to landscape”, in the course “Anthropology of Nature” of Philippe Descola, at the Collège (…)

The agrobiodiversity of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Siwa, an oasis of the Libyan Desert: what is said, written and forgotten

Lecture given at the workshop “Ecological and Anthropological Approaches to Agrobiodiversity and Food systems” from December 6th to 7th 2012 at (…)

Resource mobilization and models mobilization: a tragic agricultural coexistence in oases of the Jerid (Tunisia)?

Lecture given for the École-chercheurs (researchers-school) “Terroirs et patrimoines ruraux méditerranéens au XXIe siècle: entre idéologie, (…)

Oasis, gardens in the desert

Lecture given for the exhibition “Les territoires de l’eau, irrigation et partage de l’eau en Méditerranée”
 from Feb. 7th to July 13th 2012 at (…)

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

Lecture given at the international workshop held by the collective MILSON: “For an Anthropology of Sound Milieux” (February 16th and 17th, 2012, (…)

Symposium “Landscape evolutions, domestication and agrodiversity”

Part of the organization committee of the Symposium “Landscape evolutions, domestication and agrodiversity”, December 6th, 2011, Paris

In North Africa and the Middle East, To build, to dream and to anticipate his nature ... in order to escape the environment

Seminar Utopias of Nature, Nature of Utopias – MNHN, 2011

Ownership of resources: a Tunisian update, Back to the oases of the Jerid in 2011

Lecture given at the conference SHS- Méditerranée: “Ownership of natural and heritage resources: Competitions and rights of access in the (…)

Conference “Ownership of natural and heritage resources: Competitions and rights of access in the Mediterranean region”

Conference SHS- Méditerranée: “Ownership of natural and heritage resources: Competitions and rights of access in the Mediterranean region”, Nov. (…)

1st Afea Congress: Knowledge, No/Our Limit

Organization Committee of the 1st Afea Congress (Association française d’ethnologie et d’anthropologie), on the issue “Knowledge, No/Our Limit” (…)

Can we do an ethnography of sound of Cairo?

Lecture given at the conference held by the collective MILSON: “For an anthropology of sound environments” (12 and 13 May 2011, Ecole Nationale (…)

“The atmosphere is great”, or the evanescent relationship to soundscapes in Cairo

Lecture given at the Congress of the CTHS, April 10th, 2010 in Neuchâtel - Switzerland.

A Garden in the Desert

Lecture given at the Médiathèque François Mitterrand in Argentan (Basse-Normandie) and intervention also at the Secondary school Jean Rostand, (…)

The reinvention of ruin when you do not appreciate the landscape, and other spatial considerations in the Arab world

Lecture given at the École nationale supérieure du paysage (ENSP) in Versailles (France), February 11st, 2009.

Presentation of my Research project

Research Project: Production of natures in North Africa and the Middle East. The oasis societies as laboratory, Marseille and Paris, March and May (…)

Socioecological resources: mobilization of natural, ideal and practical resources in urban garden or oasis (Tunisia/ Egypt)

Lecture given at the GREMMO in Lyon (France), seminar “Espaces, pouvoirs et mobilisations sociales dans le monde arabe”, April 2008

Sound ambiances of Cairo: The public space of the Wast al-Balad (Downtown)

Lecture given at the Conference “La sonorité: usages, symboles, perceptions et normes.” Dec. 2007, Poitiers (France). In video and in French sign (…)

Gardens of the nature: Berber oasis of Siwa in Egypt

Lecture given at the Musée de l’Homme (Paris) for the exhibition “Natures vivantes”.

Oases as Socio-ecological Landscapes, The Jerid as an Example

Lecture given at Harvard GSD for the conference “Desert Tourism: delineating the fragile edge of development”, Cambridge, USA.

Anthropology of gardens: the gardens of oasis

Lecture given at the seminar Anthropologie des jardins: Jardins historiques, Patrimoine, Paysages, École d’architecture de Versailles, June 2006.

Oases gardens

Lecture given at Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris, May 2006.

Change of uses of public spaces in Cairo: Downtown area and parks

Lecture given at the Weekly Seminar of the CEDEJ, June 21st, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.

“Environment needs clay!”, Evolutions of the habitat in the oasis of Siwa

Lecture given at the Conference Habitat, habitation et urbanisme en Corse et en Méditerranée, Calvi, April 2005.

Change in the Uses of Urban Public Spaces by Cairo People

Lecture given at The Beirut Conference on Public Spheres, Oct. 2004 (AUB), Lebanon.

Natures in the city, Dreams, claims and practices: For a compared project from Cairo

Lecture given at the Conference AFEMAM, Lyon, July 2nd-4th, 2004.

Anthropological investigations in Siwa: some data

Lecture given at the Weekly Seminar in the CEDEJ, May 2004, Cairo, Egypt.

Parks in Cairo

Lecture given at the workshop Espaces publics et espaces marchands (Public spaces and commercial spaces); IRD, Bondy, 2003.

Place names of the land registry of Nocario (Haute-Corse), An ethnotoponymic approach

Lecture given at the CTHS Congress, April 15th, 2003, Bastia (France)

The oases of the Sahara: socio-natural constructions

Lecture given at the CFCC in Héliopolis (Egypt), Jan. 16th, 2003.

Subterfuge in the Domestication of the Date Palm (Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria)

Lecture given at the Conference Animal Domestications: social and symbolic dimensions, Maison de l’Orient méditerranéen, Lyon, 2002

The inventions of the Arabic-Muslim gardening natures

Lecture given at the Conference WOCMES, Sept. 2002, Mainz, Germany.

The oasis gardens: Natures in construction

Lecture given at the Seminar Ethnohistoire des jardins, MHHN, Paris, 2002.

The Power of Disappearance, Water and Jerid in Tunisia

Lecture given at the Conference of IWHA The Role of Water in History and Development,10th-12th Aug. 2001, Bergen, Norway.

The oases’ natures of Jerid (Tunisia), some resources also conceptual

Lecture given at the Conference MEDENPOP 2000, October 25th-28th, 2000, Jerba (Tunisia).

The conception of the labour and the appreciation of the landscape in the Saharan oases

Lecture given at Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, Nov. 1996.