Aix-Marseille University and the Camps des Milles Foundation join forces to transmit the values of the Republic


Committed to the transmission of republican and democratic values, Aix-Marseille University (AMU) and its partner, the Camp des Milles Memory and Education Foundation (FCM), are organising meetings on the principles of citizenship and secularism, contribution to the culture of commitment and the fight against racism and antisemitism.

Aix-Marseille University and the Fondation du Camps des Milles united for the transmission of the values of the Republic: Secularism, citizenship, culture of commitment, and the fight against racism and anti-Semitism.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Site-Memorial of the Camp des Milles 40 Chemin de la Badesse - 13 290 - Aix-en-Provence

This is a series of exchanges that favours debates between researchers and students, who are keen to decipher complex social issues, to distance themselves from forms of identity-based withdrawal, and to shed light on knowledge acquired on these live issues, which are sometimes too restricted to specialist approaches.
This series of meetings is part of a broader approach of Aix-Marseille University, socially committed to republican and democratic values, in close cooperation with the Camp des Milles Foundation, itself a bearer of a memory oriented towards democratic learning and vigilance, relying in particular on the Unesco Chair "Education for Citizenship, Human Sciences and Convergence of Memories" created and held jointly by the two institutions since 2013.

The challenge of the first session on 23 June 2021 will be more specifically to shed light on the debates and decipher the current events around racism and anti-Semitism with the hindsight of history and the human and social sciences.

Program :

  • 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Museographic tour of the Camp des Milles Memorial Site (accreditation required by return mail)
  • 3:00-4:30 pm: Opening of the discussion cycle by Éric BERTON, President of Aix-Marseille University and Alain CHOURAQUI, President of the Fondation du Camps des Milles - Mémoire et Education.

Speakers :

  • Karima DIRECHE, specialist in the contemporary history of the Maghreb, Director of Research at the CNRS
  • Jean-Luc BONNIOL, specialist in Creole societies. Professor emeritus of anthropology at Aix-Marseille University.

Coordination of the exchanges by Maryline CRIVELLO, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Aix-Marseille University, historian and Nolwenn LECUYER, Project Manager at the Camp des Milles Foundation for the Unesco Chair "Education for Citizenship, Human Sciences and Convergence of Memories" and relations with the university.

A retransmission on the AMU youtube channel is planned and open to all: https: //


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