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KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2014, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV, Ancient and Medieval Worlds, Paris, France

Bérénice Lagarce-Othman holds a B.A. degree in Art History, Archeology and Classics as well as a M.A. degree in Egyptology from Sorbonne University (Paris 4), from which she also earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology in 2013. She is a recipient of several grants, among others the Jacques Vandier grant from the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres (Academy of Inscriptions and Literature) in 2012 and a doctoral grant at the French Institute of the Near East (Ifpo) from 2008 to 2011, that enabled her to conduct her doctoral research in Syria for more than two years. Since 2013, she has been teaching Classics (French, Greek & Roman literature and language) at College Auguste Renoir in Asnières-sur-Seine (France).  She is also a member of the French-Syrian archeological mission of Ras Shamra-Ougarit.

Bérénice Lagarce-Othman specialized in the divine of the Near East and Egypt within the 3rd to 2nd mill. BCE. She is also interested in the Egyptian, hieroglyphic inscriptions on vases and scarabs from Syria and Egyptian steles from Late Bronze age Levatnt (~ Eastern Mediterranean). Next to numerous articles, she is the co-editor of the book Henri Seyrig, Antiquités syriennes VII (SYRIA Supplément I, Beyrouth, Presses de l’Ifpo 2013). During her stay with us, she will be working on a project entitled The Figure of the “Great Goddess” in the Near Eastern and Egyptian Contexts, a Nodal Point for Transfers of Conceptions of the Divine and a Paragon of Interreligious Permeability: the Export of Egyptian Hathor to the Eastern Mediterranean and its Encounter with Local Entities and Concepts, from the 3rd Millennium B.C.E. onward.

Education

  • Ph.D., Egyptology, Université Paris-Sorbonne 4, Paris, France, 2013
  • M.A., Egyptology, Université Paris-Sorbonne 4, Paris, France, 2004
  • B.A., Art History and Archeology, Université Paris-Sorbonne 4, Paris
  • B.A., Classics, Université Paris-Sorbonne 4, Paris, France, 1998

KHK Fellowship

 Duration: January 2015 to August 2015
Project: The Figure of the “Great Goddess” in the Near Eastern and Egyptian Contexts, a Nodal Point for Transfers of Conceptions of the Divine and a Paragon of Interreligious Permeability: the Export of Egyptian Hathor to the Eastern Mediterranean and its Encounter with Local Entities and Concepts, from the 3rd Millennium B.C.E. onward. 

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