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The framework of the project, financially covered by the ANR, is formed by three laboratories, two joint research unities (UMR) of the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme in Aix-en-Provence (the Centre Camille Jullian, UMR 6573 and the Institut de Recherche sur l'Architecture Antique, USR 3115) and the French School of Athens. They have a strong network of relationships covering the whole Mediterranean Basin including a pool of researchers (both archaeologists and historians) who have experience with working together. These three laboratories propose to get researches involved in the project by crossing fieldwork, scientific meetings, and exchanging information through computer tools.

Agence Nationale de la Recherche – French National Research Agency

Agence Nationale de la Recherchehttp://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr - The French National Research Agency - ANR – a public institution for the management of administrative issues, was created on 1st January 2007, and is a funding agency for research projects. Its aim is to increase the number of research projects, issued from the entire scientific community, funded after following competition and peer review selection processes. Through the call for proposals (CFP), projects are selected based on their scientific quality as well as their economic relevance for companies.

Centre Camille Jullian

Centre Camille Jullianhttp://sites.univ-provence.fr/ccj/ - The Centre Camille Jullian, a component of the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme (MMSH), is a laboratory of Mediterranean and African Archaeology of the University of Provence, the CNRS and the Ministry of Culture. Activities of the Centre Camille Jullian centre on archeology and history of South-eastern France and western Mediterranean. It brings together about a hundred researchers, teachers, engineers, technicians, research grant holders and associated researchers. The Centre Camille Jullian is both a Research Centre working on some major themes periodically updated and a Regional Documentation Centre. By extension, it is an instrument of publication and diffusion of information and a centre for archaeological investigations (excavations and surveys).

Institut de Recherche en Architecture Antique

Institut de Recherche en Architecture Antiquehttp://iraa.mmsh.univ-aix.fr/ - The Institut de Recherche sur l'Architecture Antique studies ancient monuments and monumental complexes located on national territory and, more generally, in countries which, at one point in their history, were part of the Greek world or the Roman Empire. These studies can take the form of monographic or summary books or articles. They are often accompanied by restoration or presentation work on monuments. Each branch of the IRAA provides a lecture on ancient architecture history and its methods, at the university with which it is connected, and contributes to the ancient monument study in the region where it operates. It also supervises practical courses and seminars on various archaeological sites. The greater part of the library collections of the IRAA of Aix-en-Provence is integrated into the BIAA. However, the IRAA of Aix-en-Provence, which has its offices on the ground floor of the MMSH (B039 to B040), keeps a small library of ancient architecture which mainly holds great architecture handbooks and IRAA publications.

Ecole Française d'Athènes – French School of Athens

Ecole Française d'Athèneshttp://www.efa.gr/ - Placed under the joint supervision of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the French School of Athens is part of the network of French schools abroad. Founded in 1846 by an order of Louis-Philippe, it is both the oldest foreign French scientific institute and the first archaeological institute established in Athens. The French School of Athens' fundamental mission is research and research training in all disciplines related to ancient and Byzantine Greece and to the Balkans in modern and contemporary times. It appears today as a great international research laboratory, which has about fifty people employed permanently in its various services, including a photographer, architects, draftsmen, restorers. More than a hundred researchers are directly involved in its programmes. Open to all those whose work requires them to stay in Greece, it receives more than three hundred and fifty guests per year, while the library receives each year more than 1,700 visitors, academics, researchers and PhD students. - It offers a vast collection of documents and a publishing service for the diffusion of its results. In the field of Antiquity, the EfA develops its activities in various archaeological sites where it conducts excavations and fieldwork (mainly Delos, Delphi, Thasos, Dikili Tash, Philippi, Argos, Malia, Amathus of Cyprus, Byllis and Sovjan in Albania) as well as part of programmes (archeology of place, archeology of economic life, archeology of religious life).