Vincent Battesti -
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Presentation of past and in progress researches, according to two modes (time spared), Major and Minor.


And, with a bit of French philosophy:

- “L’entendement a ses préjugés; le sens, son incertitude; la mémoire, ses limites; l’imagination, ses lueurs; les instruments, leurs imperfections. Les phénomènes sont infinis; les causes cachées; les formes, peut-être transitoires. Nous n’avons contre tant d’obstacles que nous trouvons en nous, et que la nature nous oppose au-dehors, qu’une expérience lente, qu’une réflexion bornée. Voilà les outils avec lesquels la philosophie s’est proposée de remuer le monde.

Denis Diderot - Pensées sur l’interprétation de la nature - 22

Carte des terrains
Terrains oasiens et terrains urbains en Afrique du Nord et au Proche-Orient

Fieldworks and ethnology

Friday 11 May 2007 - Vincent Battesti

All the research fieldworks on the zone of North Africa (the Maghreb) and the Middle East: fieldworks in oasis and urban fieldworks. On a map/satellite picture with possible zoom.
The fieldwork issue.


Short abstract of my previous works

Saturday 28 April 2007 - Vincent Battesti

After a long thesis fieldwork in the oases of the South Tunisian (and other Maghrebian oases), then one year in Taez, Yemen, my research contract for three years and half in Cairo in Egypt (CEDEJ) enabled me to work in anthropology on two geographical and scientific fields. Were declined (books in progress) on the one hand an ecoanthropology (anthropology of the relations socities/nature) in Siwa, Berber oasis of the Libyan borders, which benefits from my now familiarity with oasian (...)


A dedication to the CEDEJ

Tuesday 6 September 2005

New Web site:

vbat - anthropoasis - - Vincent Battesti