Summer School 2016 – Organizing committee

Sandrine ROBERTSandrine ROBERT
CRH : Centre de Recherches Historiques (UMR 8558)

Sandrine ROBERT is a lecturer at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in the Geography and History of Territories, the Environment, Resources and Societies Group (GGh-Terres-CRH). An archeogeographer, her research focuses on long-term landscape resilience. She analyzes how spatial forms and networks are transmitted. From 2007 to 2014, she coordinated the Collective Research Project “Dynamique et résilience des réseaux routiers en région Ile-de-France” (dynamics and resilience of road networks in the Ile-de-France region). She is founder and chair of the Theory and Methods in Landscape Archeology-Archeogeography Committee at the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences. She teaches workshops on the “production, transmission and resilience of landscape forms: archeogeography” and “GISs, a tool for interdisciplinarity” at EHESS.

  • ROBERT S., VERDIER N. (dir.), Dynamique et résilience des réseaux routiers : archéogéographes et archéologues en Île-de-France, 52e supplément de la Revue Archéologique du Centre, 2014, 259 p.
  • DJINJIAN F., ROBERT S. (dir.), Understanding Landscapes, from Land Discovery to their Spatial Organization / Comprendre l’espace de peuplement, de la découverte des territoires à leur organisation spatiale, Proceedings of the XVI World Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (Florianopolis, Brazil, 4-10 September 2011), British Archeological Reports, S2541, 2013, 136 p.
  • ROBERT S. (dir.), Sources et techniques de l’archéogéographie planimétrique, 224 p. Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté, Besançon, 2011, 239 p


LGP : Laboratoire de Géographie Physique (UMR 8591)

France LAVIGNE is a professor of geography at the University of Paris 1 and the current head of the Physical Geography Laboratory in Meudon (France). He is the co-head of the “Environmental and social dynamics of risk” Work-Package of the LabEx DynamiTe. His research is on natural risks and disasters, with a focus on the environmental and social consequences of volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. He is running and has run several research programs on these topics with funding from the CNRS (PICS), government ministries (MFA, DIPT), and the private sector (AXA Research Fund). On the European level, he is leading and has led a Work Package and been a CNRS partner coordinator in two FP7 programs. He has authored 80 peer-reviewed publications, more than 80% of which in international journals, 2 books, and 33 chapters in collective works.

  • LAVIGNE F., MORIN J., Surono (Eds), 2015. Atlas of Merapi Volcano. Laboratoire de Géographie Physique, Meudon, France. Online Publication. 58 color plates (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3315.3769).
  • DEGEAI J.-P., GUILLET S., HADJAS I., HADMOKO D. S., KOMOROWSKI J.-C., LAVIGNE F., LAHITTE P., ROBERT V., OPPENHEIMER C., STOFFEL M., VIDAL C. M., SURONO, PRATOMO I., WASSMER P., BELIZAL E.D., 2013. Source of the Great AD 1257 Mystery Eruption Unveiled, Samalas Volcano, Rinjani Volcanic Complex, Indonesia. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 110, 42, 16742-16747. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1307520110.
  • LAVIGNE F., PARIS R. (eds), 2011. Tsunarisque : le tsunami du 26 décembre 2004 à Aceh, Indonésie. Publications de la Sorbonne, Paris, 324 p.
  • LAVIGNE F., PARIS R., GRANCHER D., WASSMER P., BRUNSTEIN D., VAUTIER F., LEONE F., FLOHICl F., DE COSTER B., GUNAWAN T., GOMEZ C., SETIAWAN A., CAHYADI R., FACHRIZAL, 2009. Reconstruction of Tsunami Inland Propagation on December 26, 2004 in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, through Field Investigations. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 13, 166, 259-281 (DOI 10.1007/s00024-008-0431-8).
  • LAVIGNE F., DE COSTER B., JUVIN N., FLOHIC F., TEXIER P., MORIN J., GAILLARD J.-C., SARTOHADI J., 2008. People’s behaviour in the face of volcanic hazards; view from Javanese communities, Indonesia. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 172, 3-4, 273-287.
  • LAVIGNE F., GUNNEL Y., 2006. Recent land cover change and abrupt environmental impacts on Javan volcanoes, Indonesia. Regional Environmental Change, 6, 1-2, 86-100.

Véronique DUPONTVéronique DUPONT
CESSMA : Centre d’Etudes en Sciences Sociales sur les Mondes Africains, Américains et Asiatiques (UMR 245)

Véronique DUPONT is a senior research fellow in urban demography at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France, in the CESSMA research unit – the Centre for Social Sciences Studies on Africa, America and Asia – in Paris. She is presently the joint director of CESSMA (a joint research unit of University Paris-Diderot –INALCO – IRD). She is also an associated member of the Centre for Indian and South Asian Studies in Paris (EHESS-CNRS), and a senior visiting fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi. She was the Director of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH) of New Delhi from 2003 to 2007.

Her research aims at a better understanding of the socio-spatial dynamics of Indian metropolises. Her present work focuses on informal settlements, urban policies and the treatment of ‘slums’, the residential strategies and mobilisation of informal settlers.



  • DUPONT D., JORDHUS-LIER C., Sutherland and E. Braathen (eds), The politics of Slums in the Global South, Urban informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru. Routledge, Abingdon (UK), 2016.
  • DUPONT V., ZÉRAH M.-H., Tawa Lama-Rewal St. (Scientific editors), Urban policies and the right to the city in India. Rights, responsibilities and citizenship, UNESCO & Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, November 2011, 180 p.
  • DUPONT V., HEUZÉ D.G., (éds.), La ville en Asie du Sud : Analyse et mise en perspective. Purushartha No. 26, EHESS, Paris, 2007.


  • BANDA S., DUPONT V., GOWDA S., VAIDYA Y., “Unpacking Participation in Kathputli Colony Delhi’s First Slum Redevelopment Project, Act I”. Economic and Political Weekly, 2014, vol. 49, No 24, (June 14), pp. 39-47.
  • DUPONT V., “Which place for the homeless in Delhi? Scrutiny of a mobilization campaign in the 2010 Commonwealth Games context”. Samaj (South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal) [Thematic issue: Delhi’s margins, edited by R. Govinda], No 8, mis en ligne le 19 décembre 2013 [URL :]
  • DUPONT V., “The dream of Delhi as a global city”. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol 35.3, May 2011, pp. 533-554.
  • DUPONT V., “Création de nomades urbains et appauvrissement. Impact des politiques d’éradication des camps de squatters à Delhi”. Revue Tiers Monde [Mobilité et pauvretés. Les villes interrogées], No 201, janvier-mars 2010, pp. 25-45.

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