Maritimité(s): Crossed perspectives on maritime identities in the Southern Region

In 2019, by launching its "Sea and Coastal Plan", the SOUTH Region has made maritime issues a central axis of its policy. Based on the fact that its coastline, over 900 km long, concentrates the vast majority of its population and economic activities, it wanted to understand why its inhabitants did not perceive it as an active maritime territory. It entrusted the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme of Aix-Marseille University with the mission of proposing an interdisciplinary assessment of these issues.

The meetings, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies, IMERA, will alternate between participatory round tables and scientific presentations on the roots and regional heritage of maritime identity compared with those of other maritime regions, and will consider the challenges of a policy that respects the environment of the populations in order to propose other models of territorial development and economic and cultural functioning

Introductory round table Maritimity and maritime identity: what definitions for what sciences? The debates will continue around the following themes:

  • The roots of maritime identities. Between history and anthropology; the challenges of maritime identity today.
  • Finally, the participative round table "What maritime identities should be built for the future and how? What commitment for a balanced territorial maritime development" will be the occasion for a dialogue between researchers and actors in the field. Open to all (face-to-face or distance learning), on registration.

Organised by the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme, in partnership with IMéRA and the Région Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (coordination: Sophie Bouffier and Samuel Robert).

Compulsory registration (specify face-to-face or distance learning):

Health pass required. The application of barrier gestures is still required.

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