Arsène Roux (1893-1971) was Director of the Collège d’Azrou, then Director of studies in Berber dialectology at the Institut des Hautes études marocaines; he taught Berber to the Affaires Indigènes officers.
His archives, bequeathed to the l’Encylopédie Berbère (Berber Encyclopaedia) in 1974, belong to IREMAM and are housed at the MMSH Library.
For specialist researchers, the collection provides:
- A library of several thousand rare books (Latin and Arabic script)
- A collection of Arab and Berber manuscripts (around 200 texts)
- Manuscripts: oral tradition collections, literary texts, ethnography, sociology, history or geography texts, etc.
- Lexicographic and grammatical files (75 000), part of which were used for the compilation of the first Tashelhit-French/French-Tashelhit dictionary, and a grammar book.
This library is a unique tool for those interested in Berber studies, and in particular in popular Berber literature and poetry, and the material and social culture of the Berbers and Arabs of central Morocco.
To find out more: e-mediatheque.mmsh.univ-aix.fr/collection/archive/roux/Pages/. More...
The archives of the MMSH Library bring together a high standard of publications and materials in history, the humanities and social sciences on the countries of the Mediterranean, of both Western (North coast) and Arab civilization (extending to the region of Muslim civilization).
The archives also bring together document libraries (Arab Studies and Thematic Studies Departments), an image library and a sound archive.
Providing research support for researchers and doctoral students, it is also, however, open to the public and to students whose courses are held at the MMSH.
The archives bring together more than 280 000 documents from the diverse laboratories that make up the MMSH: IREMAM, TELEMME, IDEMEC, LAMES, IMAF:
- 150 000 books, including 45 000 in Arabic and a very interesting fund on Berber studies,
- 4800 titles of magazines including some 200 subscriptions and 2000 titles of periodicals published in the Arab World,
- 2100 maps,
- 120 000 iconographic documents (mainly architectural and ethnographic photographs on the Arab and Muslim World),
- 6000 hours of sound archives of which 3500 can be consulted on the Internet.
- The digital resources available on the e-Library website include both highlights of the library’s collections, and native digital resources,
- Since 2016, two multimedia navigation terminals in the reading room provide direct access to the archives of the French National Audiovisual Archives (INA).
To find out more
Where to find us
5, rue du Château de l’Horloge
13094 Aix-en-Provence, France
From Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, and on Mondays from 1pm to 5:30pm.
Bérengère Clément, Archivist, Head of IREMAM Acquisitions
Tél. +33 (0)4 42 52 41 15
Digital resources: e-mediatheque.mmsh.univ-aix.fr
MMSH Library Catalogues
- Library: mediabase.mmsh.univ-aix.fr
- Sound Archive : http://www.mmsh.univ-aix.fr/mediatheque/Pages/achives-sonores.aspx
- Picture library and archives: http://www.mmsh.univ-aix.fr/mediatheque
MMSH’s Blogs on hypotheses.org
Ressources MMSH en ligne
- The Mediterranean Library
- The Mediterranean Map Room
- Mediamed, Multimedia resources in the humanities and social sciences on the Mediterranean
- Med-Mem, Audiovisual memories of the Mediterranean
- Aldébaran, Selection of documentary resources in the humanities.
IREMAM possesses a documents archive dating back to 1956, which covers the modern Arab world in the humanities and the social sciences, in both Western languages and Arabic. Incorporated into the collections of the médiathèque de la MMSH in 2004, the archive complements those of the Aix-Marseille I University library (Mediterranean Orient 1453-1900), and those of the National Archives’ Overseas Territories Archives Center (colonial period).
These rich collections represent half a century of research in Islamic studies, history, linguistics, law, sociology, anthropology, political sciences, migration flows and international relations in the Arab and Muslim world.
- Special donated collections
J. Dejeux Collection (Francophone Maghreb literature)
B. Etienne Collection (political sciences, Islam)
J.-R. Henry Collection (Francophone Maghreb literature)
J. Lacouture Collection (modern history)
J. Luccioni Collection (colonial history of Morocco)
R. Mantran Collection (history of the Ottoman Empire)
M. Michel Collection (African history)
Y. Porter Collection (Middle-Eastern art history)
A. Raymond Collection (history of Arab towns)
C. Souriau Collection (women in the Maghreb)
- Collections of the official journals of the countries of the Maghreb (post-independence)
Researchers’ private archives
Fonds Y. Bonète (anthropological photographs from Algeria)
Fonds Couleau (manuscripts on agriculture in Morocco)
Fonds J. Desparmet (ethnography and the Arabic language in Algeria)
Fonds L. Golvin (photographs of medieval archeology from Algeria)
Fonds Germaine Laoust-Chantréaux (material and photographs linked to his ethnographic field research in Morocco and Algeria, mostly Kabyle)
Fonds J. Revault (photographs of domestic architecture in Tunisia and Morocco)
Fonds A. Roux (Arab and Berber manuscripts). More...
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The IREMAM Documents Archive
IREMAM possesses a documents archive dating back to 1956, which covers the modern Arab world in the humanities and the social sciences, in both Western languages and (...)
Arsène Roux Collection
Arsène Roux (1893-1971) was Director of the Collège d’Azrou, then Director of studies in Berber dialectology at the Institut des Hautes études marocaines; he taught Berber to the Affaires Indigènes (...)
Iremam’s Blog aims to give a day to day glimpse into scientific research activities on the ground in the Arab and Muslim world. A glimpse into the everyday, long-term activities of IREMAM’s members, between the long-term deadlines of academic publications, workshops or research papers. This includes research projects in preparation, field research missions, work on the sources, readings and meetings, and responding to the public (press, charity associations, etc.). Part of this too are the young researchers-in-training, the activities of scientific publication, documentation and communication. By giving access to a day in the life of a research laboratory, IREMAM hopes to contribute to the circulation of information in the scientific community, and beyond that, to speak to a public curious about the research process and its interactions with the world around it. More...
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IREMAM’s publication services are built around a committee composed of publishing heads by department, and of heads of reviews:
Catherine Miller, Director
Homa Lessan Pezechki, Assistant Director
Salem Chaker, Encyclopédie berbère (Berber Encyclopaedia)
Juliette Honvault, Arabian Humanities review and History Department
Richard Jacquemond, Linguistics and Literature Department
Fabienne Le Houérou, Science and Video review
Cédric Parizot, Social Sciences Department
Sabine Partouche, revue L’Année du Maghreb (The North Africa Yearly Journal), Publication Services
François Siino, REMMM review
IREMAM’s publication policy is based on joint publication conventions with different publishers, and research centers abroad: CNRPAH, IFAO, IFPO, Actes Sud/Sindbad, Karthala, Geuthner, Paris-Méditerranée, PUF, Publisud.
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Hosted by the OpenEdition Books platform, the product of a close partnership with Cleo, and funded through the investment program Equipex 2012, this project aims to:
Highlight the editorial patrimony of Iremam, from its creation to its most recent publications, while developing new editorial objectives;
Provide, thanks to the HTML format, open access to the unit’s publications;
Allow text searches within each book, and more closely within each chapter;
Expand distribution and readership with a commercial offer aimed at libraries (see carte des institutions abonnées) as well as at individuals;
Provide portable formats (Epub and PDF) adapted to e-readers and smartphones for reading online;
Benefit from the visibility of a consortium of publishers (25 publishers) made up of university presses, of publishing houses, and of units with their own dedicated publishing service.
The platform is also an opportunity to give new visibility to the work of Iremam’s members. The possibility to build thematic groups opens the potential for giving a continuity to research that is often segmented across time.
Iremam Publications Online
on OpenEdition Books.
In 2013, Iremam has launched a new digital publishing library.
Since its creation, IREMAM has boasted a long-standing and prolific editorial output. These publications are a mark of the richness and diversity of a scientific production developed for over (...). More...