The CIHAM - History, Archaeology and Literature of the Medieval Christian and Muslim worlds (UMR 5648) is a unique research laboratory in France through its chronological positioning, its choice to study areas such as the southeast quarter of France and the Mediterranean region (in particular Italy, the Iberian Peninsula and the Maghreb), its practice of interdisciplinarity and comparativism between the Christian and Muslim worlds, but also within these cultural areas.
There are five areas of research with one transversal topic.
- Territories, boundaries and borders
- Power and authority in the East and West
- Construction and communication of knowledge in the Middle Ages
- Scriptures, books, translations
- Men, goods and markets
- Digital Humanities