Mountain and education at the heart of a conference

On September 8, 2022, the international conference Mountain Teacher, Mountain Taught will open, sponsored by the International Association for the History of the Alps.

What societies does the mountain create through its teachings? What mountains are taught? And to transmit what development plans, what educational plans, what values? H ow and why the mountain, despite the tyranny of the environment, or perhaps because of it, has always been a place of learning, both for the mind and body and for the senses, both on the scale individual than at the collective level? Through the dynamics of adaptation put in place at different times, depending on the economic, political, social and cultural contexts, mountain territories can also become a form of model for other territories, forming schools and teaching one another.

Here are some of the questions and themes that will be addressed during the event, the first day of which will take place at the departmental archives of Isère in Grenoble. Anne-Marie Granet-Abisset and Stéphane Gal, researchers at the Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Laboratory ( Larhra ) from the University of Grenoble Alpes and members of the Labex ITTEM, will ensure the scientific introduction. The Labex, partner of the event, will also be represented by Mikaël Chambru, its new co-coordinator.

On September 9 and 10, the symposium will move to the Isère town of La Mure, in its Cultural Space. On this occasion, the public round table “ How to revitalize a mountain territory through culture and research: the example of the Matheysin plateau ” will be organized there on September 9 at 6 p.m.

On the eve of the colloquium, the “ Teaching mountains ” workshop is organized within the framework of a partnership with the Appalachian State University, the Transalpes axis of the MSH-Alpes and the Larhra .

Discover the full program on the website of the Maison des sciences de l'homme-Alpes.