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Fatima Ali Fadhel Alzawya

Independent researcher, director of Idanoot Foundation for the collection, the promotion and the preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Yemen ; collection of oral literature, songs and dances, bringing together thousands of sound and video records, now under classification, numbering and digital inventorying at the MMSH (Aix-en-Provence, France).

Llatest book : Tîka Tîka. Sanaa, 2012.

Anahi Alviso-Marino

Political scientist, she specializes in political sociology of visual arts in Yemen. Her research focuses on artists’ conditions of production and of action in the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf countries.

Latest book chapter : « Faire d’un lieu un symbole politique. La photographie engagée sur la Place du Changement à Sanaa », in Hélène Combes, David Garibay et Camille Goirand (dir.), Les lieux de la colère, Paris, Karthala, (p. 35-70).


Mounir Arbach

Epigraphist and historian, researcher at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research). His work focus on South Arabia in antiquity, and participates to the archaeological projects in Yémen and Saudi Arabia ; he participates at the projects Script and Power and Coranica Corpus.

Latest book : Mounir Arbach & Jérémie Schiettecatte (eds), Pre-Islamic South-Arabia and its neighbours : New developments of research. 17ème Rencontres sabéennes, Paris 6-8 juin 2013, BAR International Series 2740, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2015.

tel : 00 966 568 119 656

Laure Assaf

PhD student in anthropology at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (France). She taught French at Northwestern University (Evanston, USA) and anthropology at Paris West University (France). Her research focuses on Arab youth in Abu Dhabi, practices of sociality and consumption, gender relations and social hierarchies.

Recently published : The Internet and Youth in the United Arab Emirates, in M. Al-Zoby and B. Baskan (ed.), State-Society Relations in the Arab Gulf States, Berlin : Gerlach Press, 2014.

Mohamed Bakhouch

Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, researcher at the IREMAM, his field extends from the early Arabic literature to the modern poetry of the Arabian Peninsula.

Latest book : Poétique de l’éloge, le panégyrique dans la poésie d’al-Akhtal, Le Caire : Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, 2015.


Claire Beaudevin

Social anthropologist, permanent research scientist at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) / Cermes3, Paris
Her current research focuses on global health, the social stakes of the development of genetics and genomics in the Gulf countries and in France.



Sabrina Bendjaballah

Linguist, permanent research scientist at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Paris, PI of the OmanSaM project (National Research Agency) on modern South-Arabian languages of Oman. co-editor of Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics (BAALL). Focus on Afroasiatic languages (Berber, Modern South Arabian, Somali, Coptic).

Recent article : S. Bendjaballah & Ph. Ségéral. 2014, The phonology of "idle glottis" consonants in the Mehri of Oman (Modern South Arabian), Journal of Semitic Studies LIX/1 Spring 2014, 161-204.

Pierre-Marie Blanc

Archaeologist, permanent research scientist at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Paris, director of the French archaeological mission in Upper-Jordan. he mainly works on the Near-East and Arabia in antiquity.

Laurent Bonnefoy

Researcher in political science at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), CERI / Science Po Paris, currently deputy principal investigator of the European Research Council Advanced Grant “When authoritarianism fails in the Arab world” (WAFAW-2013-2017), run by François Burgat. He specializes in the study of contemporary Salafist movements in the Arabian Peninsula.

Latest book : Jeunesses arabes. Du Maroc au Yémen : loisirs, cultures et politiques, L. Bonnefoy & M. Catusse (dir.), Paris : La Découverte, 2013.


Paul Bonnenfant

Sociologist, former senior researcher at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), associated researcher à the IREMAM (Aix-en-Provence), works on traditional architecture mainly in the Arabian Peninsula.

Latest book : Les Maisons de Zabîd. Eclat et douceur de la décoration, Paris : Maisonneuve & Larose, 2008.

François Burgat

Politologist, PI of the WAFAW project at the European Researcfh Council, senior researcher in political science at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), former director of the CEFAS (1997-2003) and of the IFPO (Institut français du Proche-Orient) (2008-2013).

Latest book : Pas de printemps pour la Syrie (F. Burgat & B. Paoli ed..), Paris : La Découverte, 2014.


Emanuela Buscemi
Politologist, doctoral student in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), she collaborates with the American University of Kuwait. Her research interests focus on women’s cultural engagement and political activism, the relations between power and civil society in the Gulf, and social movements between Middle East and Latin America.

Latest article : Abaya and Yoga Pants : Women’s Activism in Kuwait, AG About Gender-International Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 5, no. 10 (2016)

Virginia Cassola
Museologist specialised in Saudi Arabian museums. Her research focuses on objects collecting and display processes, both inside museums and on online social networks, as ways to build identities and their representations. She has been an associate curator for the Chrétiens d’Orient, 2000 ans d’histoire exhibition at the Institut du monde arabe in Paris (Fall 2017).

Last book chapter published :
Saudi Arabian National Museum : unexpected collections and narratives ?, in Erskine-Loftus, P., Ibrahim Al-Mulla, M., & Hightower, V. (eds.), Representing the Nation The Use of Museums and Heritage to Create National Narratives and Identity in the Arabian Peninsula, London, Routledge, 2016, p.175-190.


Luc Chantre

Historian, assistant professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and at the University of Poitiers, researcher at CRIHAM (EA 4270, Universités de Poitiers et de Limoges). Modern and contemporary history of Africa and Middle-East.

Guillaume Charloux

Archaeologist, permanent research scientist at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research - Orient and Mediterranean UMR 8167) at the French-Egyptian centre for the studies of the temples of Karnak (Egypt). Director of the French archaeological and epigraphical mission in the oasis of Arabia (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

Latest book : Charloux G. & Schiettecatte J. (éds.), 2016, Yémen – Terre d’Archéologie. Geuthner-Cefas.


Christian Darles

Architect and archaeologist, professor XXXX at the National School of Architecture in Toulouse (France), researcher at the UMR 5668 TRACES of the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research). Specialzed on the architecture of Yemen in antiquity, he worked with French (Shabwa) and Italian (Khor Rori) projects in that field.

Latest book : Shabwa 5. Les fortifications de Shabwa, Hadhramawt (Yémen), Beyrouth : IFPO / CEFAS (sous presse)

Hélène David-Cuny

Archaeologist, photographer and scientific illustrator. Former member of ArScAn (Du village à l’État au Proche- et au Moyen-Orient) and Ifpo. Participates in international research programs in the Gulf region, Yemen, Levant, Pakistan, Vietnam. Specialist of the production of softstone vessels and the glyptic in the Arabian Peninsula from 3rd to 1st Mill. BC. As an illustrator, interested in adapting the graphic design to the scientific demonstration.

Last article :
"Recent archaeological research at Saruq al-Hadid, Dubai, UAE", Lloyd Weeks & alii, 2017, Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 28(1), 31-60.


Blandine Destremeau

Sociologist, permanent senior research scientist at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris (IRIS / EHESS), headi with M. Catusse of a work package of POWER2YOUth project (ERC). Social policies and solidarities related with labor markets, family agreements and international cooperations.

Latest book : Gender transformations in the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa, B. Destremeau, M. De Regt & S. Latte-Abdallah (dir.), Arabian Humanities 1, 2013.

Julien Dufour

Linguist, permanent associate professor, Department of Arabic at the University of Strasbourg, co-director of the OmanSaM research project (Sultanate of Oman) of the French National Research Agency. His work focuses on Arabic and Semitic linguistics (Yemen and Oman), dialectal Arabic poetry, Yemeni dialectology, modern Southarabian languages.

Recently published : Huit siècles de poésie chantée au Yémen, Langue, mètres et formes du ḥumaynī, Strasbourg : Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, 2011.

Guillaume Gernez

Archaeologist, permanent associated professor of oriental archaeology at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, researcher at ArScAn, director of the French archaeological mission at Adam (Sultanate of Oman. His research focuses on protohistory of the Near-East and Arabia.

Latest book : The Final Journey. Funerary customs in Lebanon from Prehistory to the Roman period, Archaeology and History in the Lebanon, n°40-41 / 2014-2015.


Jessica Giraud

Archaeologist, researcher at the IFPO (Institut Français du Proche-Orient), Erbil, associate researcher at ARSCAN (Paris), co-director of the French archaeological mission in Adam (Sultanate of Oman) and director of the French archaeological mission in the Governorate of Sulaymaniah (Iraq). Her work focuses on the spatial identity of the ancient societies through the study of their territories and settlement pattern.

Alexandrine Guérin

Archéologue, Curator of Archaeology & Early History, National Museum, Doha, Qatar. Direction du « Programme abbasside : étude régionale au Qatar » avec Dr. Haya Al-Thani, Qatar Museum Authority.

Article récent :
Carolyn M. SWAN and Alexandrine GUERIN , « Abbasid Glassware in Eastern Arabia : Finds from Murwab, Qatar (ca. 805-885 CE) », Journal of Glass Studies, forthcoming 2017.


Juliette Honvault
Historian, researcher at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research, IREMAM / Aix-Marseille University), editor in chief of Arabian Humanities journal. Her work focuses on contemporary Yemeni historiography since the Ottoman period, on Arabism and Arab nationalism.


Jean Lambert

Anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, permanent associated professor at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle of Paris, researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie (CREM-LESC, University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre). He is a former director of this center (2009-2014) and of the CEFAS (2003-2008).

Latest book : Qanbûs, tarab. Le luth monoxyle et la musique du Yémen, J. Lambert & S. Mokrani (dir.), Paris ; Geuthner / CEFAS, 2013

Sterenn Le Maguer

Archaeologist, specialist of medieval Islam, networks, trade and material culture in the Indian Ocean, the Arab Gulf and the Red Sea. Participates at several archaeological projects (Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, Kuwait).

Recent article : The trade of incense during the Islamic period, Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 45, 2015 : 175-184

Amélie Le Renard

Sociologist, permanent research scientist at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), Centre Maurice Halbwachs). Her main topic is the transformation of gender hierarchies, classes, nationalities in labour multinational environments in the Gulf countries.

Latest book : A Society of Young Women. Opportunities of Place, Power and Reform in Saudi Arabia, Stanford University Press, 2014.

Pierre Lombard

Archaeologist, permanent research scientist at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), Archéorient / Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon, director of the French archaeological mission in Bahrain, councellor for archaeological affairs at the Authority of Culture and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Bahrain. His main topic is the archaeology of the Gulf region.

Latest book : Bahrain. The Power of Trade, P. Lombard & N. Boksmati-Fattouh (eds), Bahrain : Ministry of Culture, 2014.


Laurence Louër

Associated professor at Science-Po Paris and researcher at the Centre d’Etudes et d’Analyses Internationales (CERI) in Paris. Chief editor of the scientific journal Critique Internationale. Minorities and identitary policies in the Middle-East, socio-economic reforms in the Gulf countries.

Latest book : Shiism and Politics in the Middle East, London : Hurst, 2012


Solène Marion de Procé

Archaeologist, director of the French archaeological mission in Farasan Islands (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Specialist of South Red Sea and places of worship in South-West Arabian Peninsula


Academia : https://univ-paris1.academia.edu/SolèneMariondeProcé

ArcScAn : http://www.arscan.fr/apohr/equipes/solene-marion-de-proce/

Last article :
- « The Farasān Archipelago in the Red Sea Context : the Archaeological Evidence », dans D. Agius et al. (éds.) Human Interaction with the Environment in the Red Sea, Brill, 2017.

Franck Mermier

Anthropologist, permanent senior researcher at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IRIS). Former director of the CEFAS (1991-1997), and of the Department of Contemporary Studies at the IFPO (Institut Français du Proche-Orient) in Beirut (2005-2009). His work focuses mainly on urban societies and cultural production in the Arab world.

Recent publications :
- Mudun mutanâzi’a, Beyrouth, Sanaa, Aden [Villes disputées, Beyrouth, Sanaa, Aden], Beyrouth, Dar al-Furat/CEFAS, 2015.
- Regards sur l’édition dans le monde arabe (dir. avec Charif Majdalani), Paris : Karthala, 2016
- Récits de villes. D’Aden à Beyrouth, Arles : Actes Sud/Sindbad, 2015.


Sophie Méry

Archaeologist, permanent senior researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, Rennes), director of the French archaeological mission in the United Arab Emirates. Specialist on Neolithic and Bronze age archaeology, she teaches ceramology and archaeometry.



Clémence Montagne

Geographer-Urban Planner, Paris-Sorbonne University Abou Dhabi. Her work focuses on the impact of new urban policies and new public transport infrastructures in Gulf cities.
Last publication : "In search of an Ecocity in the UAE. Are Jumeirah Lake Towers (Dubai) and Al Reem Island (Abu Dhabi) suitable ?" in Proceedings of Ecocity World Summit, october 2015 (http://www.ecocityworldsummit.com/download/Conference-Proceedings_ECWS15_20160216.pdf )


Anie Montigny

Anthropologist and museographist, permanent assistant professor at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris (French National Museum of Natural History). Research Project Manager at the IMA (Institut du Monde Arabe) in Paris (1985-1991). Her research focuses on the society of Qatar.

Recent article : Les représentations du changement dans la société qatarie, d’un émir à l’autre (1972-2013). Arabian Humanities 3, 2014 : 2-21.

Michel Mouton

Archaeologist, director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research, at the moment director of the CEFAS, in Kuwait. Former director of the French archaeological mission in Sharjah (1992-1997), and of the French archaeological mission in the Jawf-Hadramawt (Yemen), General secretary of the French Archeological Institut in the Near-East (IFPO) from 2000 to 2002, deputy director of FRE 2550 of the CNRS (IFPO) from 2003 to 2004. His work focus on the arabian Kingdoms in antiquity (Oman peninsula, Yemen, Jordan, Central Arabia)

Latest book : M. Mouton & J. Schiettecatte, In the Desert Margins. The settlement Process in ancient South and East Arabia, collection Arabia Antica 9, "L’Erma" di Bretschneider, Roma, 2014

Olivia Munoz

Olivia Munoz is bioarchaeologist, specialized in recent prehistory and protohistory of South-East Arabia. In 2014, she obtained a PhD in Archeology, Ethnology, Prehistory from the University of Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a PhD in Animal Biology from the Università di Roma La Sapienza. Her research focuses on the evolution of ancient populations in constraining environments, through the reconstruction of their lifestyles and the study of their funeral practices. She focuses on the adaptation mechanisms of coastal populations and the biocultural changes that accompany the transition to agriculture in Arabia. She is currently preparing the publication of the Early Bronze Age funerary monuments in Ra’s al-Jinz (Oman), exploiting the archives of ancient excavations and conducting the anthropological study of the human remains from these tombs. At the same time, she leads the excavation of a Bronze Age necropolis at Shiya (Oman) and collaborates with several international expeditions in the Arabian Peninsula.


last publication :
"La « fabrique des ancêtres ». Complexification sociale et sépultures collectives dans la péninsule d’Oman à l’âge du Bronze ancien", in G. Delaplace, F. Valentin (éd.), Le funéraire. Mémoire, protocoles, monuments, De Boccard, 2015, pages 255-265 ;

Laïla Nehmé

Archaeologist and epigraphist, senior research scientist at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée. Co-director of the Madâin Sâlih Archaeological Project (Saudi Arabia). Her main research field is Nabataean studies, including Nabataean palaeography and the development of the Nabataean script into Arabic.

Latest book : Atlas archéologique et épigraphique de Pétra. Fascicule 1. De Bāb as-Sīq au Wādī al-Farasah, L. Nehmé en coll. avec J. T. Milik & R. Saupin, Paris : Académie des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres, 2012.


Philippe Pétriat

Historian, permanent assistant professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, History department, researcher at the Institut des Mondes Africains. His work focuses on the Arabian Peninsula, from the Ottoman era to the 21st century, modern Economic History (trade, networks) of the Middle East and the Indian Ocean.

Latest book : Le Négoce des Lieux Saints, Les Grandes Familles marchandes hadramies de Djedda, 1850-1950, Publications de la Sorbonne, Paris, 2016.

Marine Poirier

PhD student, political science, Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Aix-en-Provence (France) / IREMAM-CHERPA. Field work in Yémen from 2007 to 2011. Her work focuses on politics and revolutionnary process in Yémen.

Latest book : Yémen. Le tournant révolutionnaire, L. Bonnefoy, F. Mermier & M. Poirier (dir.), Paris : Karthala / CEFAS, 2012.

Christian Julien Robin

Historian and archaeologist, senior research scientist at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research, East and Mediterranean, founder of CEFAS (formerly CFEY in Sanaa), and of the French archaeological Mission to Yemen, former Director of the archaeological Mission in Saudi Arabia. Member of the Institute. Specialist in ancient languages of Arabia and Ethiopia.

Latest book : Le judaïsme de l’Arabie antique, Turnhout : Brepols, in press.


Jérôme Rohmer

Archaeologist, research fellow Thiers Foundation (CNRS / Institut de France), UMR 7041 ArScAn. History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and pre-Islamic North-Arabia (1st millennium BC).

Latest published article : “From Liḥyān to the Nabataeans : Dating the End of the Iron Age in Northwestern Arabia”, Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 45, 297-320 (avec / with G. Charloux).

Axelle Rougeulle

Archaeologist, permanent researcher at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Paris. Director of the Omani-French research and development project at the harbour of Qalhât (Sultanate of Oman). Exchange networks in the Eastern Islamic world and the Indian Ocean during the mediaeval period

last publication :
A. Rougeulle (dir.) 2015. Sharma. Un entrepôt de commerce médiéval sur la côte du Hadramawt (Yémen, c. 980-1180). Oxford, Archaeopress, British Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monographs n°17.


Noha Sadek

Art historian, former director of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies in Sanaa (1995-1997). Her work focuses in architecture and history of medieval Yemen.

Latest books :
"Rasulid architecture" et "The Forts of Yemen : The Example of the Citadel of Taizz" in Architectural Heritage of Yemen : Buildings that Fill My Eye,Trevor H.J. Marchand (ed.), Londres : The Gingko Library, 2017, pp. 41-49 et 111-117.


Mohammad Saïd

Tunisian historian, he studied in Tunis and Lyon (Lyon 2 and ENSB). A specialist of preislamic Arabia, he published his doctoral thesis in 2006 : Genealogy and kinship in pre-Islamic period : a study of social integration in Arabic tribes. After a career in Tunisia, and a small stay in Lyon as a guest researcher in the CIHAM, he works since 2014 for the Kuwait University. He is currently interested in translating accounts of French travellers, for instance Victor Fontanier - 1200 pages (1830)

Last book :

Culture and Politic in pre-Islamic Arabia : The Bedouin Prophets (in Arabic), Beirut, Dar al-Saqui, 2018, 288 pages.

mail : drmsayd@yahoo.fr
Tél 00965 69993601

Jérémie Schiettecatte

Archaeologist and researcher at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Paris, co-director with A. al-Ghazzi of the French Saudi Archaeological Project in al-Kharj (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

Latest books :
- J. Schiettecatte & A. al-Ghazzi (dir.). 2016. Al-Kharj I. Report on two excavation seasons in the oasis of al-Kharj (2011–2012). Saudi Arabia (Series of Archaeological Refereed studies, No. 40), Riyad, SCTNH, 378 pp
- J. Schiettecatte & A. Zouache (dir.), 2017. Arabian Humanities, 8. The horse in the Arabian Peninsula, revue en ligne : http://cy.revues.org/3276



Maho Sebiane

Anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, associate researcher at the Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre) and at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Musical and ritual practices in urban and rural societies of the Arabian peninsula.

Recent article : Entre Afrique et Arabie : les esprits de possession sawâhili et leurs frontières. Journal des Africanistes 84 (2), 2015 : 48-79.

Marie-Claude Simeone-Senelle

Linguist, director emerita for research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, LLACAN-INaLCO, Paris), scientific director at Djibouti Languages Institute (ILD). Specialist in Afro-Asiatic languages, her research focuses on the modern south Arabian spoken in Yemen (Mehri, Hobyot, Soqotri), on Arabic dialects spoken on both sides of the Red sea, and on Cushitic and Ethio-Semitic languages (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti).

Latest book chapters :
- Manfredi Stefano, Simeone-Senelle Marie-Claude & Mauro Tosco. 2015. Language contact, borrowing and codeswitching". In A. Mettouchi, M. Vanhove, D. Caubet (Eds) Corpus-based Studies of Lesser-described Languages. the CorpAfroAs corpus of spoken AfroAsiatic languages. Amsterdam / Philadelphia, John Benjamins [Studies in Corpus Linguistics 28] : 283-308
- Simeone-Senelle, Marie-Claude. 2014a. Le chat borgne. Un conte en arabe véhiculaire des îles Dahlak (Erythrée). In L. Casini, P. LaSpisa, A.R. Suriano Eds. The language(s) of Arabic Literature Un Omagio a Lidia Bettini. Quaderni di Studi Arabi N.S. 9. Rome : Istituto per l’Oriente Carlo Alfonso Nallino, 67-80.



Roman Stadnicki

Geographer, permanent assistant professor at the University of Tours (France), former head of the Urban Studies Department at CEDEJ in Cairo (2011-2015). He analyses the contemporary urbanization in the Arab World (Yemen, Gulf countries and Egypt). He’s head of the project "Images de projets urbains : du Golfe au Moyen-Orient"


Latest book :
Villes arabes, cités rebelles, R. Stadnicki (dir.), Editions du Cygne, 2015.


Hélène Thiollet

Permanent researcher at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), CERI-Sciences Po, research partner at the International Migration Institute at Oxford University. Her research focuses on the politics of migration and asylum in the Global, mainly in Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Latest book chapter : The Regional Politics of Labor Import in the Gulf Monarchies, in Palgrave Handbook of Law and Policy of International Labour Migration, M. Manizzon, G. Zurcher & E. Fornale (eds.), Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2015.


Michel Tuchscherer

Historian, professor emeritus at Aix-Marseille University, researcher at the IREMAM. His work focuses on the history of the Red Sea (Egypt, Hedjaz, Yemen) in modern times. He is currently working on a collective book on the Hammams of Sanaa : history, social traditions and cultural representations.

Last publications :
- “The Hammams of the Egyptian Provinces during the Modern and Contemporary Periods. An Inventory” (en collaboration avec Muhammad Husâm al-Dîn Ismâ’îl et Matthieu Vanpeene), in Collective Baths in Egypt 2. New Discoveries and Perspectives. Le Caire, IFAO, coll. Etudes urbaines 10, 2017, p. 353-377.
- “Catalogue of the Egyptian Hammams outside Alexandria and Cairo” (en collaboration avec Matthieu Vanpeene”, in Collective Baths in Egypt 2. New Discoveries and Perspectives. Le Caire, IFAO, coll. Etudes urbaines 10, 2017, p. 525-539.



Eric Vallet

Historian, permanent assistant professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, History department, researcher at Orient et Méditerranée, member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2012-2017). History of Arabia and the Indian Ocean from 7th to 16th c.

Latest book :
with Emmanuelle Vagnon (dir.), La Fabrique de l’océan Indien. Cartes d’Orient et d’Occident (Antiquité-XVIe siècle), Paris : Publications de la Sorbonne, 2016.


François Villeneuve

Archaeologist, Professor of Near-Eastern Hellenistic and Roman archaeology at the University os Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), researcher at ARSCAN, senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2012-2015), foreign associated researcher at the Deutsche Archäologische Institut (DAI, Berlin), co-director of the French archaeological mission at Hegra (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), and of the French archaeological project in Farasan Islands (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Former director of the IFAPO (Institut français d’archéologie du Proche-Orient), 1990 to 1995. Archaeology of ancient Near-East and Arabia.

Latest book : Report on the Third Excavation Season at Madâ’in Sâlih, 2010, D. Al-Talhi, L. Nehmé & F. Villeneuve (eds), Riyadh : SCTA, 2014.


Abbès Zouache

Historian, permanent researcher at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) CIHAM, Lyon. His work focuses on medieval islamic Middle-East studies, war history, furûsiyya, Arab historiography.

Latest book : La guerre dans le Proche-Orient médiéval (Xe-XVe siècle). Etat de la question, lieux communs, nouvelles approches, A. Zouache & M. Eychenne (dir.), Le Caire : IFAO/IFPO, 2015.