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Défense du patrimoine irakien !

Signez la pétition condamnant les destructions volontaires du patrimoine irakien au Musée de Mosul, et sur les sites de Ninive, Nimrud et Hatra.
Joignez vous à Nicolas Grimal (Prof. au Collège de France), Pascal Butterlin (Prof. à l’Université Paris 1) et à Régis Vallet (CNRS, ancien pensionnaire de la DAFIq)é-scientifique-défense-du-patrimoine-irakien

Hatra ruins (file picture)
Site d’Hatra (Iraq)
19 février 2015

Dans le cadre du séminaire d’Ausonius : 

HENRY O.* “Le sanctuaire de Zeus Labraundos en Carie, mémoire et monuments à l’époque hellénistique

18h, salle Pierre Paris – Maison de l’Archéologie, Université Bordeaux Montaigne (FRANCE)


Café littéraire à l’Institut du Monde Arabe : Maurice et Annie Sartre parleront de leur ouvrage Zénobie : de Palmyre à Rome

Le 28 janvier 2015, Maurice et Annie Sartre vous accueillent à l’Institut du Monde Arabe (Café littéraire, niveau 0) à 18h30 pour parler de leur nouvel ouvrage Zénobie : de Palmyre à Rome

Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles

Pour plus d’informations :

CALL FOR PAPERS : Obsidian Conference

Scholars from the USA, Italy, Russia and Japan are working to organise the International Conference on various aspects of obsidian studies (archaeology, anthropology, geology, geochemistry, archaeometry, etc.) worldwide, in summer 2016 (presumably June) on the Mediterranean island of Lipari (Italy), at the Regional Aeolian Archaeological Museum “Luigi Bernabo Brea”.

It would be the first meeting of this kind since Obsidian Summit in Tokyo (Japan).

Your interest and participation are very welcome !
Please, contact us about details and updates by email : 
Robert Tykot :
Yaroslav Kuzmin :
Akira Ono :
Michael Glascock :

11 Décembre 2014

Ancient Spaces in North Mesopotamia : Archaeology, Epigraphy, History (organised by Jessica Giraud)

Morning : Room 311

10h30-11h : KEPINSKI C. “Settlement trends at the foothills of the Zagros around the case of Kunara (Upper Tanjaro, 2400-1900 B.C.)
11h-11h30 : MARTI L. “Deconstruction of a settlement system model : the case of the southern plain of Erbil during the 18th century B.C.
11h30-12h : ROUAUL M.-G. “From Urban Spaces to the Region, and to Imperial Dimensions : the Case of the excavations Project in Tell Masaikh (Syria, Iron II Period)
12h-12h30 : TENU A. “Combining textual and archaeological sources : the Assyrian example
12h30-13h : VILLENEUVE F. “Small, medium and big sites, around the Roman period, from southern Syria to the Southern Red Sea. Examples of approaches


Afternoon : Room 304

14h-14h30 : DEROCHE V. “Implantations of Christianity through the Sassanian Kingdom : network and issues
14h30-15h : GABORIT J. “Mesopotamian spaces from the conquest of Alexander to the Muslim conquest : geographical and historical dynamics
15h-15h30 : MAZOU L. “A case study : the contribution of the pottery findings to the analysis and understanding of the Bazyan site
15h30-16h : ROUSSET M.-O. “Settlement from Late Antiquity to Early Islamic periods in the Arid Margins of Northern Syria
16h30-17h : NORTHEDGE A. “Samarra and the archaeology of the Tigris road

Room 319 

17h30-18h : BUTTERLIN P. “Cultural spheres of interaction in Late Chalcolithic Greater Mesopotamia, methodological issues
18h-18h30 : VALLET R. “Intra-site spatial analysis ; some case studies of mesopotamian urban planning
18h30-19h : ROUAULT O. “Qars Shemamok-Killizu : its Plan and the Changes

Institut d’Art et d’Archéologie – 3, rue Michelet, Paris

  • Mercredi 19 novembre 2014

Dans le cadre des conférences organisées par l’Archéoclub du Louvre

MARTI L.* “Le site de Bash Tapa, région d’Erbil au Kurdistan irakien

Ce site marque un renouveau important pour la compréhension des phénomènes de constructions identitaires au coeur du monde mésopotamien, phénomènes qui aboutiront à la construction des premiers empires proche-orientaux. Lionel Marti nous présentera, à travers les premiers résultats de la mission archéologique de Bash Tapa, comment ils se sont attachés à retrouver dans les cultures matérielles de cette région, les traces des éléments structurants de ces phénomènes qui découlent tout à la fois d’un déterminisme environnemental et d’exigences politiques.

*Collège de France

18h30, amphithéâtre du Louvre, Paris

Conférence ouverte à tou(te)s mais il est nécessaire de communiquer vos noms et prénoms à l’avance.

Revue Routes de l’Orient : Hors-série spécial Kurdistan

Sommaire :

Christine KEPINSKI et Aline TENU, Kunara, ville majeure de la haute vallée du Tanjaro 

Olivier ROUAULT, Maria Grazia MASETTI-ROUAULT, Ilaria CALINI et Federico DEFENDENTI, La Mission Archéologique Française à Qasr Shemamok/Kilizu, Kurdistan d’Irak, première et seconde campagnes (2011-2012)

Vincent DEROCHE, La Fouille de Bazyan (Kurdistan irakien) : un monastère nestorien ?

Quelques mots sur Routes de l’Orient

Appel à contributions pour le prochain numéro de Routes de l’Orient

Call for paper

SYMPOSIA IRANICA : 8-9 April 2015, University of Cambridge

Applications are warmly invited for papers that relate to any aspect of iranian studies in any discipline within the humanities and social sciences. This includes but is by no means limited to :

Ancient through to contemporary history and historiography – Anthropology – Archaeology – Cultural heritage and conservation – Social and political theory – Diaspora and area studies – Ecology and the environment – Economics – Historical geography – History of medecine – Art and Architecture history – Education – International relations and political sciences – Epigraphy – Languages – Literature – Linguistics and Philology – New media and communication studies – Philosophy – Religions and Theology – Classical studies – Sociology – Film studies and the performing arts

We welcome proposals from :

  • Postgraduate students (enrolled or graduating in 2014)
  • PhD Students at any stage of their degree
  • Post-docs (subject to graduation within the last three years)

Deadline : 15 november 2014

More informations on

JOBS : Saruq al-Hadid UAE

The School of Humanities at the University of New England (UNE), Australia, has recently signed an agreement to lead a 3-year programme of collaborative fieldwork and post-excavation research at the prehistoric site of Saruq al-Hadid, UAE. This multi-period site located in the desert region of Dubai, is characterised by abundant material remains, including many thousands of copper, gold and iron alloy artefacts and primary smelting slags, dating principally to the Iron Age.

UNE is recruiting to two post-doctoral/junior research fellowships and offering two international PhD studentships to underpin the Saruq al-Hadid Archaeological Research Project (SHARP). Additional opportunities are available for archaeological excavators to work at the site. Brief details of the positions are as follows :

  • Post-doctoral or Junior Research Fellow – SHARP Field Director 

The successful candidate will direct fieldwork at Saruq al-Hadid and contribute to the analysis and collaborative publication of the project results. Applicants should have broad experience of undertaking an supervising archaeological fieldwork in Arabia and/or Near East, preferably at the level of Field Director, and an Honours level degree or higher in Archaeology. Experience in the excavation of ephemeral sites and/or sites with metallurgical component will be an advantage.

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow – SHARP Analytical Director

The Analytical Director will work as a part of the SHARP team, playing a key role in undertaking and coordinating the multi-stranded archaeometallurgical programme focusing on the analysis of copper, gold and iron alloys and smelting slags. Applicants should have a PhD in archaeometallurgy, preferably with a focuse on Arabia and/or the ancient Near East, and expertise in the compositional, microstructural, and/or isotopic analysis of a range of metallurgical artefacts and residues.

These are fixed term fellowships available for 3 years from the date of appointment. Successful applicants will be based at UNE’s Armidale campus as part of the Archaeological Materials Science Hub, as well as spending several months each year working in the field in Dubai.

  • International PhD Studentships (x2)

These fully funded (fees and stipend) 3-year PhD studentships are available to international or Australian domestic students and will be based at UNE’s Armidale campus. PhD researchers will support the overall SHARP research priorities by investigating particular material components of the site’s archaeological assemblages. Students should have Honous or Masters level qualifications with an archaeological material science component, ideally in archaeometallurgy, and will undertake a substantial research project under the direction of the SHARP leadership team. Previous research experience in Arabia and/or the ancient Near East will be an advantage.

These positions will be advertised shortly. Until then, informal inquiries can be directed to the Project Director, Prof. Lloyd Weeks (UNE) via email ( or telephone (+612 6773 3982)

Lundi 20 octobre 2014

Réunion de l’Association Routes de l’Orient

Au programme :
– Présentation des membres (anciens et nouveaux)
– Actualités de l’Association (projets en cours et à venir)

10h-12h, salle 311, Institut Michelet (3 rue Michelet, 75006 Paris)