Prof. em. Dr. Édouard Conte

Édouard Conte is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at the University of Berne and Directeur de recherche émérite at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), where he is a member of the Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale. He is currently Research Fellow at the Interfaculty Institute for Family Research and Counselling at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).

Conte’s earlier research conducted in Chad, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine addresses gendered processes of kinship and marriage, notably as they relate to transformations of personal status law. In the context of sub-project B01, he has developed, in close cooperation with rural sociologist François Ireton, dedicated methods better to understand in diachronic perspective how kin- and class-based structures of relatedness shape modes of property transmission within an extended Dalit collective in Madhya Pradesh.



  • Conte, Édouard (2024). „"Marriage crisis” or “reproductive revolution”? North Africa’s eventful demographic transition’, in: Afriche e Orienti, (i. E.).

  • Conte, É.; Walentowitz, S. (2023): „‘Ties of Milk in Kinning Processes Modulated by Islamic Jurisprudence’, in: Moser, K.; Tolino, S. (Hrsg.), Wissenskulturen muslimischer Gesellschaften. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 355-38.

  • Conte, Édouard (2022): „‘Misyār, misfār, miṣyāf... Les avatars récents du mariage “islamique” non conventionnel’", in: Droits. Revue française de théorie, de philosophie et de cultures juridiques, 2, 76: 109-145.

  • Conte, Édouard (2021): „‘Azmat nasab ou la filiation mise à mal’", in: Droits, Revue française de théorie, de philosophie et de cultures juridiques, 1, 73: 63-104.

  • Conte, Édouard (2020). „‘Citoyens ou agnats ? Légitimité, genre et processus identitaires au Proche-Orient et en Afrique du Nord’", in: Yazid Ben Hounet et al. (Hrsg.), L’Anthropologie en Partage. Autour de l’œuvre de Pierre Bonte. Paris: Karthala, 153-175.