7 Structuring Themes for an Interdisciplinary Approach

Participation in CIST structuring themes is open to engineers, researchers and territorial stakeholders, whether or not they are members of CIST teams/partners.

A&T - Actions and Territorialisations

The A&T axis, initiated at the end of 2014, aims to study the processes of territorialisation based on a reflection on the effects of individual and collective actions and their relations with the recomposition of public action. It is therefore a question of maintaining a space for debate, reflection, exchange and capitalisation on these themes within the CIST, based on a connection and comparison of the research work developed within the member laboratories. Reflection on the spatial and/or territorial effects of actions (individual, collective or public) constitutes a necessary level of questioning for the construction of territorial sciences anchored within the most contemporary debates of social sciences.

INFTER - Local Territorial Information

Territorial information is an essential and cross-cutting activity of the CIST, which must intersect with that of the other themes. The axis proposes to explore the stakes and questions raised by the diversification of local data sources, whether they are generated by the digital revolution (social media, mobile telephony...), by the increasingly fine resolution of technical sensors, by the movement to open up data (open data portals) or by the development of participatory sciences and citizen sensors.

MEDIA - Medias and Territories

The general objective of the Media and Territories research area is to make an original contribution to developing digital humanities via a spatial and temporal analysis of information flows transmitted by the media (traditional and new media) in order to examine the territorialities that they transmit or reveal at different levels, from very local to very global, including regional and international.

MIT - Mobilities, Identities and Territories

Since the creation of the CIST, the main objective of the Mobility, identities and territories axis has been to question the articulation between territories and identities in a context of increasing complexity of individual journeys.

PAST - Territories in the Long Run

The three laboratories involved in this new axis project, with their paleoenvironmental specialists and geoarchaeologists with multiple skills (geomorphology, sedimentology, micromorphology, geochemistry, malacology, palynology, phytolithology, etc.), are at the forefront of the national scene in federating teams working on the relations between ancient societies and their environment. The aim is to deepen our knowledge of society-environment interrelationships (construction of landscapes, use of resources, risks) by paying particular attention to the exploitation of environmental resources and the ways in which societies' practices and management methods have evolved from the beginning of agriculture to the present day.

REMOC - Regionalisations, Globalisations, Circulations

The REMOC axis (Regionalisation, MOndialisation, Circulations) aims to clarify the interactions between flows, networks and circulations understood as constitutive of regionalisation and globalisation by integrating the effects of borders. Its originality is to focus the study of these processes on the active margins of Europe, on both sides of the EU limits, from a bottom-up and stakeholders approach. This axis brings together two scientific communities through a common methodological framework, the one working on the Mediterranean worlds and the one following the future of the mediterranean, central or eastern Europes.

SANTE - Territories and Health

Territories play an important role in the cross-cutting approach to health in order to characterise and understand the health level of individuals and populations, identify and analyse the combination of factors leading to a health situation, implement health and medico-social systems or identify alerts and prevent risks of contagion.

The CONFLICTS and compromises of the territorialised globalisation theme merged in 2015 into the Mobility and Regionalisation axes.

Within its quinquennial contract 2019-2023, a renewal of CIST structuring themes took place, with the refounding of the axis REGIONALISATIONS in the world in REMOC, and the disappearance of 3 themes:
AGRICULTURES, territories and sustainable development
BIODIVERSITY and territories
RISKS and territories.

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