Cyril Isnart

Research Fellow (Chargé de recherche) at the CNRS, member of the IDEMEC (CNRS-Aix Marseille Université), Cyril Isnart is an anthropologist and currently works on religion, music and heritage-making in Southern Europe (France, Portugal, Greece). After a PhD at the Université de Provence (Aix-en-Provence) in anthropology of religion (2000-2004), Cyril Isnart studied festivals, musical life and heritage-making in a border village between France and Italy. He was responsible for the international programme “Religious Memories and Heritage Practices in the Mediterranean. Confessional Coexistence and Heritage Assertion” (2013-2015), funded by the national research agency of Portugal FCT (PTDC/IVC-ANT/4033/2012) and co-founded the international Network of Researchers on Heritagisations known as Respatrimoni  in 2009 (
He published his monograph in 2008, Saints légionnaires des Alpes du sud (Paris, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme) and various papers in the International Journal of Heritage Studies (UK), the Journal of Mediterranean Studies (Malta), Memoria em Rede (Brazil) or (France-Switzerland). He co-edited five special  issues of Ethnologie Française, Civilisations, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Cultura and Etnográfica and taught cultural anthropology at the universities of Provence, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Paris V-René Descartes and Evora (Portugal).

Contact : isnartc/at/

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