Surp Giragos Church

Diyarbakır today is a large Kurdish city of more than 1 million inhabitants located on the banks of the Tigris River in Southeastern Turkey. Most of the city has over the past 40 years grown outside of the old city encircled by a long wall made of black basalt. Within the five gates of this…

Dünden Bügüne

“Dünden Bügüne” (from Yesterday to Today) collects thoughts and opinions on Turkey from a (Critical) Heritage perspective. Heritage is defined as the connection we have in the present with the objects, people and events of the past. This relationship established between yesterday and today is overtly unstable and controversial. This is true across the world…

UNITA universitas montium

UNITA is an alliance of six comprehensive research universities from five countries with different sizes and trajectories gathering together more than 160 000 students and 13 000 staff members. From west to east: Universidade de Beira Interior, Universidad de Zaragoza, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Università di Torino, and Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara….

Siros autrefois : mémoires d’un village

Le village de Siros, dans le Miey du Béarn le long du Gave de Pau, est le village de ma mère et de ma grand-mère. Le site Siros Autrefois : Mémoires d’un Village met en ligne des documents d’archives, des articles de presse, ainsi que des écrits réalisés sur l’histoire récente et ancienne du village…

Lire Bourdieu en Béarn

“Lire Bourdieu en Béarn” is the partner website of the course I teach on the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu at the UTLA (Université du Temps Libre – Aquitaine) of the UPPA (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour). You can find out more about the work of Pierre Bourdieu and the Béarn, the region he…

Digging Tepe – A Funeral

Archaeologists often come across ancient human burials during their excavations. It is less often, however, that human burials come across archaeological excavations. This is what happened, however, to one particular funeral procession a few years ago, in the town of Tepe in Southeastern Turkey. The goal here* is, rather than arrive at a fixed definition of Ethics,…