Rituel balinais kechak

"Immersions" combines two already existing projects, INOUI and Chez Rouget, and their achievements. These projects both valorise research and heritage and also prioritize training students via research, through the creation of innovative multimedia. Following an ethnographic approach, they both provide an immersion – visual as well as auditory – into a particular space and milieu: a town, place(s) of belonging. INOUI will pursue the research-action and training programme Le patrimoine musical des Nanterriens which was supported by Labex PP between 2012 and 2018, which led to the creation of a web-documentary ( The latter encourages viewers to engage in an auditory exploration of Nanterre through the unexpected (or unknown) musical practices of its residents, and sheds light on ethnomusicology at work. Designed and produced by students from L3 to M2 in turn, it continues to be enriched and in fact constitutes a micro-laboratory of pedagogical innovation. Drawing on the experience of INOUI, Chez Rouget is a new training tool that looks at ethnomusicology and its discoveries using multimedia and drawing on the personal life of a world-renowned researcher. It takes the form of an interactive virtual tour of the apartment of a famous ethnomusicologist (1916-2010) on the Ile Saint-Louis in Paris. Both programmes have their rightful place in the course offer LMD4 for 2020-2021, from 3rd year Bachelors to Masters level (ethnomusicology and anthropology of dance; EMAD). “Immersions” aims to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue with other comparable projects within Labex.

Project managers

Nicolas PRÉVÔT , Laboratoire d'ethnologie et de sociologie comparative (LESC-UMR 7186), Université Paris Nanterre

Magali DE RUYTER , Labex Les passés dans le présent, Université Paris Nanterre

Internal cluster partners

  • IR* Huma-Num
  • Bibliothèque Eric-de-Dampierre
  • Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

Associated partners

Municipalité de Nanterre

EMAD Association

Ministère de la Culture, Direction Générale des Patrimoines (DGPAT) et - Direction Générale de la Création Artistique (DGCA)


30 mois


Anthropology, ethnomusicology, multimédia, webdocumentary, 3D