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Dynamiques patrimoniales et culturelles (DYPAC)

Research unit


DYPAC (formerly States, Society, Religion from 1994 to 2014) is a multidisciplinary laboratory (history, literature, languages) specialized in the study of culture, heritage and materiality, from Antiquity to the end of modern times.

Founding member of LabEx Patrima, DYPAC conducts scientific projects in collaboration with major French heritage institutions (National Archives of France, National Library of France, Louvre Museum, etc.), as well as experimental science laboratories working in the field of physico-chemical materials. DYPAC also develops research in the field of ancient cultures of writing and digital Humanities.


  • Mrs Maaike VAN DER LUGT

Innovation themes

Map and access

47, boulevard Vauban

Our research areas


The scientific program of the laboratory for the period 2015-2019 is structured around three axes:
1) the heritage factory (processes, forms and objects)
2) tangible heritage and intangible heritage,
3) cultures, heritage and knowledge in Europe

Applications sectors

  • Other business
  • Art / Culture
  • Personal services / services to individuals

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 54
Number of researchers : 40
Number of doctoral students : 11


Our results

Projects examples

- Musi2R: Music in royal residences
- POLIMA: the power of lists in the Middle Ages
- ADeMat and AdeMat 2: Analysis and description of the matrices of seals of the Middle Ages
- Statuti: Scriptures and social practices in societies of the western Mediterranean at the end of the Middle Ages (12th-15th centuries)
- EVAS: Study of the activity of writing offices of the city of Chartres by the analysis of inks and media (XIVth century)
- Meetings of the history of medicine, practices and medical representations in ancient societies: series of interdisciplinary meetings on ancient medical knowledge

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

- France: LAPA, CRCC, IPANEMA, Paris 1, Paris 3, École des chartes, University of Strasbourg, University of Paris 7
- Europe: French School of Rome, University of Trieste, University of Leuven
- International: Columbia University, MacMaster University, UQAM


Establishments of affiliation