Centre Camille Jullian
The Centre Camille Jullian is a joint research unit that associates the Aix-Marseilles University and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and shares its research programmes with the French Ministry of Culture and the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap). Its activities aim at increasing our knowledge of the societies of the Mediterranean basin from Protohistory to the end of Antiquity.
The Centre Camille Jullian is part of the Mediterranean Centre for Human Sciences pole of excellence (MMSH) and is based in Aix-en-Provence. The research unit brings together 110 permanent staff (researchers, teaching-researchers, engineers, technicians, administrative staff, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers) and it federates more than 100 research projects in partnership with local communities, private companies, and foreign institutions.
The Camille Jullian Centre is both a research centre, working on major themes that are periodically updated, and a regional research library. By extension, it has become an instrument for the publication and the diffusion of information, as well as a centre of archaeological investigations in France and abroad.
The Centre is recognized as a pre-eminent research laboratory, notably for Maritime and Nautical Archaeology, and Underwater Archaeology.