Welcome to the site of Man and the Deserts : the second edition of the Multidisciplinary Conference on the Natural and Cultural History of population in the Desert

The Conference will take place on 5, 6 and 7 March 2014 at

Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Amman

Azure Ballroom - 10th Floor

Under the patronge of Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan,

Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Jordan Museum,


President of El Hassan Science City, President of the Royal Scientific Society


This unique event gathers researchers in the field of Water management, heritage management, sustainable development, geographer, geologist, historian and archaeologist, working in the field of interaction between Man and the Deserts. The Conference provides an unmissable opportunity to:

  1. explore a variety of different aspects of interaction between Man and the Deserts
  2. share best practice
  3. find out about the latest research

Eminent speakers working in various domain related to the Desert are going to gather for the event.



  • Department of Antiquities of Jordan, Amman
  • French  Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Department of Humanities, social science and archaeology
  • University of Lorraine (HISCANT-MA Histoire et Cultures de l'Antiquité Grecque et Romaine et Moyen Âge)
  • GREMMO-Groupe de recherche et d'étude sur la Méditerranée et le Moyen-Orient (CNRS)
  • IMU - Intelligences des Mondes Urbains (Smartness on Urban Worlds)


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