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Introduction of Camille Gorin

New visiting PhD student at UrbNet.

I am a PhD student in archaeology at the University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. I am specialized in city-rivers relationships in a long term perspective and in underwater archaeology.

I studied archaeology at Poitiers University (FR) and in the Università degli studi di Pavia (IT). Afterwards I obtained my Master specialization at Paris Sorbonne University.

During my PhD I investigate waterways and land roads in the urban territory of Poitiers (Vienne, FR) and surroundings. I specifically work on evolutions of water and land routes and their influences on the internal organization of cities (urban fabric) and how they determines their importance in the urban networks. I adopted a diachronic approach in order to study and track evolutions: my chronological framework extends from the first urban phases of the city up to the end of the 17th century.

To fully understand the historical evolution of this urban system, I need to frame my investigations within a broader context. Taking part to UrbNet project I will open these perspectives by comparing my findings on Poitiers to researches performed on other cities with different characteristics.