Cyril Isnart

Senior Researcher at the Universidade de Évora (Portugal), member of CIDEHUS (Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades), Cyril Isnart is an anthropologist and currently works on religion, music and heritage-making in Southern Europe (France, Portugal, Greece). He is responsable for the international programme Religious Memories and Heritage Practices in the Mediterranean. Confessional Coexistence and Heritage Assertion (2013-2015), funded by the national research agency of Portugal FCT (PTDC/IVC-ANT/4033/2012) and co-founded the international Network of Researchers on Heritagisations known as Respatrimoni in 2009 (

He published his first monograph in 2008, Saints légionnaires des Alpes du sud (Paris, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme) and various papers in the International Journal of Heritage Studies (UK), the Journal of Mediterranean Studies (Malta), Memoria em Rede (Brazil) or (France-Switzerland). He co-edited two issues of Ethnologie Française (2013, Paris) and Civilisations (2012, Bruxels) and taught cultural anthropology at the universities of Provence, Paris-V-René Descartes, Bologna and Évora.

Selected publications on heritage: