Institute of Mediterranean Societies in Transition - SoMuM

The strength of the institute is to cover a large disciplinary field in the social sciences and humanities at the Aix-Marseille University site counting on an international network of scientists and socio-economic and cultural stakeholders, all specialists in the Mediterranean as an observatory of the major global challenges to be met.

The contribution of knowledge in the Social sciences and humanities is more necessary than ever in the face of the doxa and stereotypes that impact political and socio-economic discourse. Supported by the Mediterranean social science centre (MMSH), the Institute of Mediterranean Societies in Transition aims to describe, analyse and anticipate profound and sustainable transformations in the Mediterranean rim at the interface of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The production and processing of survey data and the collection of Big data, as well as their archiving and dissemination, are at the heart of the scientific and educational approach. In an interdisciplinary framework, they allow the creation of digital platforms and tools for new conceptualisations.


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Sylvie Mazzella


5 rue du Château de l'horloge
13090 Aix-en-Provence | FRANCE

Institute Changing Societies in the Mediterranean - SoMuM
Societies, Mutations, Human and Social Sciences
Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East
t, Internationalization, Interdisciplinary training
Innovation, Big data
Sylvie Mazzella