Nouri Boukhchim

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France: from November 1st to December 16th, 2021

Nouri Boukhchim holds a Master's degree in History, a Diploma of Advanced Studies and a Thesis in Heritage Sciences from the University of Tunis (Tunisia). Member of the Laboratoire Monde Arabo Islamique médiéval (L.M.A.I.M.- LR99ES01), coordinator of a research axis "Cities and Countryside in the Maghreb and the Islamic East in medieval and modern times" and associate researcher at the laboratoire Histoire Et Archéologie Des Mondes Chrétiens Et Musulmans Médiévaux "CIHAM-UMR 5648". He taught at the University of Kairouan (Department of Archaeology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities 2007-2019) where he was Vice-Dean and Director of Studies and Internships (2014-2018). Since 2019 He is a teacher-researcher in Sciences of Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Tunis.

He devotes his research to questions relating to the settlement, archaeology and material culture of Berber societies. His research interests are mainly focused on archaeology in mountain environments, vernacular architecture and the way of life of Berber mountain and Sahara societies in southern Tunisia.

The project

Title: Matmata (South-East tunisia): Settlement, Space Organization and Architecture

Keywords: Settlement, Mountain archaeology, vernacular architecture, organization of the territory, perched villages, Matmata, Sahara, Tunisia

Selected publications

  • Boukhchim Nouri (2021), « Le Géomorphosite Culturel de Matmata (Sud-est Tunisien): Paysage et Habitats Troglodytiques », In Costa, Miguel Reimão; Gomez Martinez, Susana; Batista, Desidério & Ribeiro, Vítor, Mediterranean Hilltop Settlements: Architecture and Landscape / Povoados alcandorados do Mediterrâneo: Arquitetura e Paisagem. Mértola: CAM / CEAACP, pp. 22-27.
  • Boukhchim Nouri (2020), “Matmata (Sud-est Tunisien): Peuplement et Habitats Troglodytiques”, In Al-Sabil, Revue du Laboratoire d’Archéologie et d’Architecture Maghrébines (Université de la Manouba), n°9, 2020, URL : http://www.al-sabil.tn/?p=6801.
  • Anagnostou Paolo, Dominici Valentina, Battaggia Cinzia, Boukhchim Nouri,  Ben Nasr Jaâfar, Boussoffara Ridha, Cancellieri Emanuele, Marnaoui Marwa, Marzouki Meriem, Bel Haj Brahim Hedi, Bou Rass Mongi, Di Lernia Savino and Destro Bisol Giovanni, 2020, «Berbers and Arabs: tracing the genetic diversity and history of Southern Tunisia through genome wide analysis », in American Journal of Physical Anthropolog, 2020;1–12. https://doi. org/10.1002/ajpa.24139
  • Boukhchim Nouri, (2020),  « Peuplement, Organisation du Territoire et Gestion des Ressources dans les montagnes du sud-est de la Tunisie : de l’Antiquité au Moyen âge », In PALMA, Maria de Fátima; LOPES, Virgílio (ed.) (2020) O Território e a Gestão dos Recursos entre a Antiguidade Tardia e o Período Islâmico. Granada: Editorial Alhulia,  Nakla Colección de Arqueología y Patrimonio, nº 24. ISBN: 978-84-122275-1-2, pp.189-221.
  • Ben Fraj T., Ben Ouezdou H. & Boukhchim N., 2019, «Le Dahar septentrional : le milieu naturel et son aménagement», Revue Tunisienne de Géographie (R T G), numéro spécial, "Les régions de montagne du Sud de la Méditerranée: diversités, mutations et risques", Tunis, pp. 51-102.
  • Boukhchim N., Ben Fraj T. & Reynard E., 2018, « Lateral and “Vertico-Lateral” Cave Dwellings in Haddej and Guermessa: Characteristic Geocultural Heritage of Southeast Tunisia», Geoheritage, p. 1–16, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12371-017-0251-2.
  • Savino Di Leria, Paolo Anagnoustou, tarek Ben Fraj, Jaafar ben Nasr, Nouri Boukhchim, Ridha Bousouffara, Hedi Bel Haj Brahim, Emmanuele Cancelleri , Marco Carpenteiri, Franchesca Castorina, Giovanni Destro Bisol, Enrico Lucci, Giorgio Manzi, Marwa Marnaoui, Andria Monaco, Mohammed Ouaja, Sahbi Jawadi, Marie Anne Tafuri, 2017 « First Archeologicol investigations in the Chott el jerid Area, Southern Tunisia » in Scienze dell'Antichità.p. 3-19.
  • Jaafar ben Nasr, tarek Ben Fraj, Ridha Bousouffara, Nouri Boukhchim, Marwa Marnaoui, Sahbi Jawadi, Paolo Anagnoustou, Emmanuele Cancelleri, Marco Carpenteiri, Giovanni Destro Bisol, Enrico Lucci, Savino Di Leria, « Climat, environnement et société de la Préhistoire du sud tunisien : résultats préliminaires et perspectives de la recherche », 2016, Cartagiine studi e Ricerche, I, sezione, conferenze, seminari e sedute scientifiche, p. 1-13.
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16 November 2021