National Centre of Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology

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المركز الوطني للبحث في الأنثروبولوجيا الاجتماعية والثقافية
Centre national de recherche en anthropolgie sociale et culturelle
Abbreviation CRASC
Predecessor Unité de recherche en anthropologie sociale et culturelle (URASC)
Formation May 23, 1992; 25 years ago (1992-05-23)[1]
Type Governmental organisation
Legal status EPST
Purpose Social research
Headquarters Oran
  • Technopol of l'USTO
Coordinates 35°42′13″N 0°34′26″W / 35.703633°N 0.573995°W / 35.703633; -0.573995Coordinates: 35°42′13″N 0°34′26″W / 35.703633°N 0.573995°W / 35.703633; -0.573995
Region served
Algeria, Maghreb, Africa, Arab world
Official language
Arabic, English and French
Nouria Benghabrit-Remaoun[2]
Parent organization
Ministry of higher education and scientific research
Subsidiaries Branch in University of Mentouri[3]

The National centre of research in social and cultural anthropology (French: Centre national de recherche en anthropologie sociale et culturelle, CRASC[4]) is an algerian governmental research organisation in social sciences created in 1992[5] by the decree 92-215 of May 23.[6] The Centre operates under the aegis of the Ministry of higher education and scientific research,[7] its headquarters is located in Oran.[8]

The primary missions of the CRASC are:

  • Research ;
  • Education ;
  • Studies and assessments ;
  • Editing and enhancement.

The CRASC publishes scientific works, in particular through its review "Insaniyat" which is referenced by the web platform for journals and book collections in the humanities and social sciences[9] Contributions in English are mainly disseminated through The Africa Revue of Books (ISSN 0851-7592), the journal of the Codesria is published twice yearly. Its editorial production is piloted by the Forum for Social Studies (FSS), based in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), with the active support of the National centre of research in social and cultural anthropology.[10]

In 2012, for the fifty years of independence of Algeria, the CRASC organized the interdisciplinary colloquium “1962, A World ”, in collaboration with the overseas office of The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) which is The Centre d'études maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA) located in Oran.[11] Johns Hopkins University also participated through the Organization committee, including the contribution of the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique.[12]


  1. ^ Amar, Zentar (2012). "Crasc d’Oran : Vingt ans au service de la recherche". El Moudjahid.  [1]
  2. ^ "MOST International UNESCO workshop on “Measuring Social Public Policies: Inclusiveness and Impact” 25 – 26 March 2013, P 6
  3. ^ ""Nous avons un trésor historique, nous ne devons pas le perdre" Avec les moudjahidine d'Oum Toub une mémoire à ciel ouvert". El Watan. 2012.  [2]
  4. ^ Khalil, Reguieg-Issad (2013). "Oran: 200 programmes nationaux de recherche avalisés". Liberté.  [3]
  5. ^ "The Portal of Humanities and Social Sciences OpenEdition
  6. ^ "Official Journal of Algeria
  7. ^ "Les Centres de Recherche sous la tutelle du MESRS Official website of the Ministry of higher education and scientific research
  8. ^ "Colloque international à Oran: le développement des libertés en Afrique en débat". Le Soir d'Algérie. 2010.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help) [4]
  9. ^ "Insaniyat on
  10. ^ "Electronic Journals and Newspapers on Africa on Columbia University Libraries
  11. ^ Cherif, Lahdiri (2012). "Nouria Benghabrit-Remaoun. Directrice du CRASC "Le bilan du Colloque "1962, un monde" est positif"". El Watan.  [5]
  12. ^ "1962 un monde – 1962 a World , Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art

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