Laboratorio di Storia delle Alpi LabiSAlp grew out of the Istituto di Storia delle
Alpi ISAlp, which was founded in 2000 by the University of Lugano and the International
Association for Alpine History (IAAH). In January 2006, it moved to its new accommodation at the
Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio.
is the alpine space, in its economic, social, cultural, demographic, and political aspects. The research
interest concerns both its endogenous historical dynamics and its interactions and exchange with the
The LabiSAlp is located in
a linguistic, cultural
and political border area, which mirrors and confirms its mission: building links and promoting cooperation
between interested scholars, universities and centres of historical research in all the countries of
the alpine arc. Moreover, its affiliation to the Academy of Architecture helps generate synergies for
research on the territory.
Housing the International
Association for Alpine History (IAAH) secretariat, LabiSAlp
is responsible for coordinating the programme of this Association, as well as the publication of the
annual journal "Histoire des Alpes - Storia delle Alpi - Geschichte der Alpen“.
Storia delle Alpi LabiSAlp
USI Accademia di Architettura
Largo Bernasconi 2
CH 6850 Mendrisio
Tel: + 41 58 666 58 19
Fax: + 41 58 666 58 68