Research INSTITUT-SoMuM Study Day Maghreb Amazigh - Young French Research in Amazigh Studies (June 21, 2022)

It will take place on June 20, 2022, room A219, Maison méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (MMSH), from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

The Maghreb Amazigh research project proposes to address a changing and moving Maghrebian space through the lens of the Berber paradigm and through a critical reflection of the state of knowledge in the field of Berber studies. This complex field of study, doubly articulated to the militant and institutional fields of the Maghrebian societies, knows a deep renewal but it remains nevertheless marginalized because of its lack of visibility due to its scattering. Long marked by linguistics and ethnology, it is slowly opening up to other disciplinary approaches (history, anthropology, economics, political science...) and themes (collective mobilizations; local citizenship; resource management and environment; identity issues; tangible and intangible heritage...)


9:30 am

Karima Dirèche ( CNRS , TELEMMe ): Introduction
Malika Assam ( AMU , IREMAM ): "Amazigh studies in France in the XXIth century

Session 1 - The study of Berber languages to rethink the worlds of yesterday and today

10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.


Valeria Argiolas (Associate Researcher, IREMAM ): "Rethinking the ancient Mediterranean from Berber linguistics"

Rachid Lhachmi (PhD candidate, University of Bordeaux , LACES ): "Thinking about the interactions between biological and cultural biodiversity through the example of the Ait Ouzighimt (M’Goun Valley; High Atlas)"


Catherine Miller ( CNRS , IREMAM )

Session 2 - Thinking about Berber societies in light of contemporary religious dynamics

1:30-3:15 pm

Yannis Boudina (PhD candidate, EHESS , IMAF ): "Islamité, kabylité, arabité. From a Salafism of Greater Kabylie City (Algeria)"

Kheloudja Amer (PhD candidate, Nantes University , CENS ): "What conversion to evangelical Protestantism does to women: the case of the Kabyle village of Budafel"


Karima Dirèche ( CNRS , Telemme )

Session 3 - Thinking about claims in Berber societies


Margherita Rasulo (PhD candidate, Inalco , Università di Napoli L’Orientale ): "The experiential approach of the minority condition from a gender perspective: processes of minoration and Algerian claim movements. The case of Kabylia (1980s - 2000s)"

Brahim El Manouti (PhD candidate, AMU , IREMAM ): "Conception, stakes and spaces of a mutable value in a changing society: towards a new approach of honor in the contemporary Rif"


Agnès Signoles ( AMU , MESOPOLHIS )