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The LabEx ITEM is a research network in the field of humanities and social sciences. The research laboratories that make up this network come from institutions located in the Isere and the Savoie french departments. Labex ITEM's vocation is to provide the mountain territories with the analytical capacity and expertise that are essential to cope with the various forms of change they face: economical, demographical, cultural, climatic and so on.

The objective of this platform is to to shed light on the LabEx ITEM's own activities and networks. Its goal is also to communicate about its partners' various information when related to the mountain territories. This is an open communication and collaborative tool for everyone.

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Montagnes métropolisées et territorialités périphériques : l'exemple des città metropolitane

This post-doctoral project will extend and deepen the problem of the relationships between the metropolitan and the mountain analyzed by TéLiMèp's research program. It will complete TéLiMèp's state of the art, mainly by Italian references, in order to...

Projet de recherche

Humani : Areas shared between recreational users and wildlife: for integrated management of mountains socio-ecosystems

Auvergne Rhône-Alpes is an attractive region for tourism and outdoor activities, especially in mountain areas. This attractiveness and the diversification of outdoor activities led to an increasing rate of frequentation of mountain areas all year long...

Projet de recherche

Adaptive trajectories of the Upper Valley of the Romanche

The project takes place in the context of the crisis the upper Romanche get through since the closing of their main communication road. The 10th of April 2015, the road that connects Bourg d’Oisans to Briançon has been closed following an increase in ...

Projet de recherche

AlpSols : Interdisciplinary approach of soil/society reports in mountain environment and climate change

AlpSoils aims to develop an interdisciplinary approach to the shifting relationships between societies and soils in the Alps in a time of climate change. Instigated by Céline Granjou (environmental sociologis, Irstea Grenoble DTM) and Lauric Cécillon ...

Appel à contribution

Support for emerging projects

Support for emerging projects is an opportunity to initiate collaborations between research and actors within the territory in relation to a specific need. LabEx ITEM examines the needs (on the condition that common interests are identified) and pr...


International Symposium "Mountain regions, territories of innovation"

What does the future hold for mountain regions, bearing in mind that they are first in line faced with changes in climate and in the relationships between societies and nature? New opportunities are opening up in the midst of today's diversity of aspi...

Projet de recherche

The "Chantier Maurienne" project: an ITEM application laboratory

New territorialities and socio-economic adaptations in a cross-border territory General project objective Understanding the situation, adapting to new constraints, working with the territory's actors to prepare the changes that place a significa...

Atelier de Réflexion Prospective

Workshop for Prospective Thinking on a future research programme in Moyenne and Haute Maurienne

One of the issues for the scientific community is to foster the emergence of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary approaches. This issue, sometimes presented as an injunction that runs counter to the traditional structuring of...

Actualité du Labex

Journal of Alpine Research/Revue de Géographie Alpine (104-2)

Salience and Relief-Related Discourse Samia Ounoughi (dir.) This issue of the Journal of Alpine Research gathers articles that all question relief-related discourse, in particular mountain-related discourse through the linguistic notion of salie...

Projet de recherche

TerritEx : Experimenting with innovative integrated and sustainable management methods on mountain territories

TerritEx, Work Package 3, was characterised by collective work by researchers and actors in participatory research think tanks to examine its tools, contributions and method. Three collectives were formed: the "Participatory research and refle...


Analysis of territorial actors games pile dwelling sites around the alpine lakes

This internship of search research joins in the research program " Distinguish the territories of mountain. Critical approaches of the processes of labelling in the territorial constructions " - financing within the framework of Labex Item (Innovation...

Appel à contribution

Call for papers – Innovation and Mountain Territories - 3rd International Winter School

The project LabEx ITEM, Innovation and Mountain Territories aims at developing research on mountain territories, with an interdisciplinary approach and in response to contemporary societal issues of these territories. It particularly questions transit...