Second International Winter School

LabEx ITEM Innovation and Mountain territories

27-29 January 2016 Autrans (France)

Support innovation by promoting the work of young and future researchers


The    project   Labex ITEM, Innovation   and   Mountain   Territories, aims   at developing an interdisciplinarity in Human and Social Sciences (geography, economy, history, tourism, law, political sciences, marketing, management of natural environments, sports) to respond to current and emerging challenges/issues of mountain territories. It is a collective project initiated by various laboratories and research teams of the University of Grenoble-Alpes  (LARHRA, EDYTEM, DTM-IRSTEA, PACTE, SENS, CERJ, IREGE ) along with some federative structures as the PARN, MSH-Alpes and the "Institut de la Montagne".

The International Winter School aims at promoting innovation in research, to share crossed methodological approaches and combine theory and practice, and to highlight the works of young and future researcher:  Master 2 students (or equivalent) and for young researchers:  PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, young and future researchers (temporaries, newly recruited lecturers and researchers).

The school will encompass a wide range of subjects related to innovation and mountain territories’ mutations through social and spatial dynamics. It will give priority to contributions dedicated to innovation from an epistemological, methodological or research’s practices point of view (interdisciplinary, co- construction).


During this University, students and young researchers will present their research papers in the morning. Faculty members and researchers from the LabEx or its scientific committee will lead these sessions.

In the afternoon speakers will participate in various workshops on themes specific to LabEx (interdisciplinary, actors relationships etc.) will take place and they will be concluded by a lecture of a professor (partner units or visiting professors) on the same theme.

Several activities will be organized in the evening: collective meal, projections, nightlife...


Submission & contact

All accepted submissions  will be published on “Au Top !” blog and archived on HAL-LabEx ITEM (min 8000 signs).

Selected papers will be published on Carnets du LabEx ITEM (10 000 to 30 000 signs)

Full text of accepted submissions until December 4 2015

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