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photo bas-relief Genève, cité du refuge

2010-2011: MIGRATORY FLOWS (16TH–19TH CENTURY)

Exiles, flights, departures – voluntary or otherwise… over the past five centuries, significant population shifts have affected all the faiths sharing the Euro-Mediterranean space. In order to grasp the phenomenon ...
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illustration de Fouquet Jean

2011-2012: POLITICS RELIGION AND STATE BUILDING (11TH – 16TH/19TH CENTURIES)

Upon the disappearance of the Holy Roman Empire and the waning of the Byzantine Empire, shifts in the relationship between the political and religious authorities yielded new State structures. Whether ...
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Photo de la maison carrée de Nîmes

2012-2013: HONOURING THE GODS IN THE CLASSICAL MEDITERRANEAN REALM AND ON ITS FRINGES

Throughout antiquity, the Mediterranean and its shores were an intensely lively theatre of human transit, commercial and cultural exchanges, military and political conflicts. Religious cults were part and parcel of ...
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Bénédiction d'un aéroplane en temps de guerre

2013-2014: SCIENCES AND RELIGIONS IN THE LATE MODERN PERIOD 19TH-20TH CENTURY

The relation between science and religion is a controversial field of study. Historiographical issues include outlining what happened in 17th century Europe and situating the religious heritage, be it Jewish, ...
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Peinture murale à Samarra

2014-2015: RELIGIONS AND FIGURATIVE REPRESENTATION

Throughout 25 centuries of questioning figurative representation, believers of different faiths have pondered three questions: how is one to represent what is conceived of as transcendent? Is the restitution of ...
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2015-2016: WOMEN AND RELIGIONS: PORTRAITS, ORGANISATIONS, DEBATES

Speaking in the name of a political or religious authority has essentially been the preserve of men. Though they may have found women’s equality admissible in matters of faith, they ...
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