Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme Iremam
5 rue du Château de l'Horloge
BP 647
13094 Aix-en-Provence

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About us

The Institute of Research and Study on the Arab and Muslim Worlds

Founded in 1986, The Institute of Research and Study on the Arab and Muslim Worlds (IREMAM) is the successor of older centers that focused upon the southern Mediterranean coast, anchored since 1958 around a multidisciplinary research hub in Aix-en-Provence. Its creation confirmed the trend for broadening research, initially centered around North Africa, to the entire Muslim Mediterranean world, as well as the growing role of the social sciences in our understanding of contemporary societies. Its long experience and the richness of its documentary resources make it one of the largest research centers on this part of the world in France.

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A Brief History

A Few Landmarks : from the CENA to IREMAM
In 1958 : Creation of the Centre for North African Studies (CENA), hosted by the IEP (Political Studies Institute), in Aix-en-Provence, principally a (...)

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Geographic Reach

The common denominator tying together the work conducted at this Institute is the single vast geographic region that it falls within, stretching from the Mediterranean shores of Africa and the Levant to south of the Sahara, and from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf, including Iran and Turkey. It also covers the migrant communities of these regions settled in Europe. These studies are undertaken on varying scales, from local monographs (a village, a town, a territory) to regional overviews that include all or part of this region of competence.

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