Mountain and teaching at the heart of a conference

On September 8, 2022, the international symposium Teaching Mountain, Taught Mountain , will open, hosted by the International Association for the History of the Alps.

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

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 Isère departmental archives in Grenoble. Anne-Marie Granet-Abisset and Stéphane Gal, researchers at the Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Laboratory ( Larhra ) at Grenoble Alpes University and members of Labex ITTEM, will provide the scientific introduction. Labex, partner of the event, will also be represented by Mikaël Chambru, its new co-coordinator.

On September 9 and 10, the conference will travel to the Isère commune of La Mure, in its Cultural Space. On this occasion, the public round table “ How to revitalize a mountain region 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 conference, the “ Teaching mountains ” workshop is organized as part of a partnership with Appalachian State University, the Transalpes axis of the MSH-Alpes and the Larhra .

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