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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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Information for English-speaking people

Note: this site vbat.org is primarily in French. You can find, in this English section, some articles originally written in English & some translations ifrom French to English of some parts of the website. If you are confortable with French, enjoy the French part;-)

 

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Integration of ethnobotany and population genetics uncovers the agrobiodiversity of date palms of Siwa Oasis (Egypt) and their importance to the evolutionary history of the species [Temporary title]

Art. (in English): — submitted for publication
Muriel Gros-Balthazard & Vincent Battesti et al.. Submitted to Evolutionary Applications journal (Oct. 2019).
[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.

 

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

Effective date: November 1, 2019.
Application deadline: October 9, 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! 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

Integration of ethnobotany and population genetics uncovers the agrobiodiversity of date palms of Siwa Oasis (Egypt) and their importance to the evolutionary history of the species [Temporary title]

Monday 28 October 2019
Art. submitted for publication [Siwa #2]

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.

Ethnography of sound perceptions in Cairo: towards a sonic ecology of urban life [Temporary title]

Tuesday 27 August 2019
Art. (in English) in progress.

Ethnographies sounded on what? Methodologies and sounds, and experiences in Cairo

Tuesday 27 August 2019
Chapter/contribution forthcoming.

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

Saturday 10 August 2019
Art. revue VertigO 2019
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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

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Wednesday 17 July 2019

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Who am I? (answer: Vincent Battesti)
Sunday 15 April 2018

Al Kindi and Adib Dayikh

Who am I? (answer: Vincent Battesti)
Sunday 15 April 2018
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