Dossier on Religions - Place Publique Nantes/Saint-Nazaire #47

In issue #47 of Place Publique Nantes/Saint-Nazaire, Relmin published four articles by Dominique Avon, Jean Baubérot, Maleiha Malik and John Tolan on religious cohabitation, it evolution since the Middle Ages, the treatment of minorities, "laïcité", secularization, religious authority, religious signs, persecution, etc.

These articles (in French) are now fully available online via the following link:


Press & Media


This page gives access to articles, podcasts and press references concerning the RELMIN project and its team.

>> download the RELMIN Press Kit << 



Participation to radio programmes:

- L'islam et la fin des temps, Les Lundis de l'Histoire (Jacques Le Goff), 30 avril 2007

- Saint François chez le sultan, Culture d'Islam (Abdelwahab Meddeb), le 7 novembre 2007

- L'Europe et l'Islam, Culture d'Islam (Abdelwahab Meddeb) le 28 juin 2009

- À plus d'un titre (Jacques Munier), 28 septembre 2009

- Latins et Arabes au Moyen Age, Culture d'Islam (Abdelwahab Meddeb) le 7 novembre 2009

- Histoire des croisades 4/4, La Fabrique de l'Histoire (Emmanuel Laurentin), 18 mars 2010

- Unis dans la diversité… Oui, mais comment ? Parcours d'Europe, Eur@dio Nantes, 30 janvier 2015 (podcast : http://www.euradionantes.eu/blog/2015/01/30/18-01_parcours-d-europe )

Video interviews :

- La vie des idées (21/01/2015)

- Une question, un chercheur (janvier 2015)


Press article and other media available for download (in French) :


btn Institutional Partners  

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Set up in 2007 by the European Union, the ERC aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by encouraging competition for funding between the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age based in Europe.

Since its launch, the ERC has awarded grants to over 4,000 researchers performing frontier research in Europe. The ERC operates according to an "investigator-driven", or "bottom-up" approach, allowing both early-career and senior scientists to identify new opportunities in all fields of research (Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities), without predetermined priorities.

The ERC has a total budget of €13.1 billion under Horizon 2020, the new EU research and innovation programme for 2014 - 2020.



MSH Ange-guépin - Nantes                   Université de Nantes



       Région Pays de la Loire

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The RELMIN project


RELMIN is a research project mobilising an international team based at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange-Guépin in Nantes.

RELMIN collects, publishes and studies legal texts defining the status of religious minorities in pre-modern Europe, offering a wide-ranging outlook onto the debates in 21st century European societies, where increasing trends to secularisation as well as the simultaneous reaffirming of religious identities are potential sources of conflict.


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Advisory Board

  • Nora Berend, Reader in Medieval History, University of Cambridge
  • Michael Borgolte, Professor in Medieval History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Henri Bresc, Professor Emeritus in Medieval History, University of Paris X-Nanterre
  • Mark Cohen, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
  • Maribel Fierro, Professor of Arabic, Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo, Madrid
  • Pierre Guichard, Professor Emeritus in Medieval History, University of Lyon II
  • Maurice Kriegel, Director of Studies at the Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  • Robert I. Moore, Professor Emeritus of Medieval History, University of Newcastle
  • David Nirenberg, Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought, University of Chicago
  • Kenneth Pennington, Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, The Catholic University of America (Washington)
  • David Powers, Professor of Islamic history and law, Cornell University
  • Samir Khalil Samir, Professor of Theology, University Saint Joseph (Beirut)


Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes