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The open archive HAL SHS is devoted to archiving and dissemination of scientific literature, published or unpublished, from universities or research institutions in all disciplines of human and social sciences.


Gouvernorat d'Idlib سوريا Généralités Afrique Chanson-papier محافظة ادلب Gouvernorat d'Alep Old Damascus Cinéma Politique Travail Palmyre علم الأثر محافظة حلب Diapositive Ancient villages of Nothern Syria Mission archéologique de Syrie du Nord Jebel Barisha Architecture Urbanism Ville Harim District Époques romaine et byzantine CEMCA Jabal Barisha تدمر Montagne Patrimoine Archaeology Linguistique العصرالبِيزنطي Moyen Âge Responsabilité History Villes mortes Philosophie علم الآثار Époque romaine Antiquité Littérature Syria Migration Édition musicale Plaque de verre Brésil Art Ifpo District de Ḥārim Identité Italie Droit Traduction دمشق القديمة France Agriculture Bâtiment جبال الكتلة الكلسية Internet Formation Territoire Syrie Dead Cities Genre العصور الرومانية و البِيزنطية Limestone Massif Chine المدن المنسية Mount Simeon Innovation Vue aérienne Sociologie Union européenne Villages antiques de la Syrie du Nord Vieux Damas Aleppo Governorate Urbanisme Archive Roman and Byzantine periods فن العمارة جبل باريشا Gouvernance منطقة حارم Education Massif calcaire de la Syrie du Nord Époque byzantine Environnement Tadmor Enseignement Idlib Governorate Photographie noir et blanc Religion Europe Histoire Byzantine period Limestone Massif of Northern Syria Théâtre جبل سمعان Ancient villages of Northern Syria Culture Archéologie


Objectives and contents

HAL SHS provides publications produced by the scientific research. The expected scientific level is the one of a publication submitted in a peer-reviewed journal. HAL SHS does not limit to published documents, or even intended to be published, but the scientific contents must be suited for a display in HAL SHS.
The following types of document are not accepted:

  • master mémoire (dissertation)
  • PowerPoint presentation or poster, unless it is an annex of an article
  • bibliography alone
  • table of content of a book
  • presentation of product
  • annual report
  • experience feedback.

For contributors

  • The deposit of the fulltext should be made  in the agreement of all its authors, and in the respect for the policy of the publishers
  • A submitted document passed a moderation process. It can be rejected if it does not fullfill HAL criteria
  • Once a document is put online, it cannot be withdrawn.

For readers

  • Within the context of electronic communication, rules about intellectual property do apply. In particular, authors must be correctly recognized as such, and tne work must be cited if used.

Terms of Use

  • HAL metadata can be browsed in full or partially by OAI-PMH harvesting
  • No commercial use of the extracted data
  • Must cite the source (e.g.

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Last update: 2023/02/20

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