• Beirut

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Light in the Religions of the Book: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    If light is a valuable tool for the development of buildings, it also meets the requirements of practical and functional needs.  Beyond its purely aesthetic role, it is indeed a way to delineate the space and to organize its occupation by defining spatialities and temporalities adapted to the functions of the building. In order to assess the significance of spatial and temporal dimensions of light, a cross-reading of architectural, archaeological, textual and iconographic sources might be particularly fruitful. The theme of light which, somewhat complex, constitutes a privileged entry point not only to the study of man's relationship to space and the sacred, but also to the development – within or between monotheisms – of influences, exchanges, ruptures, continuities and legacies. The goal of the conference is to explore the theme of light in the East and in the West, during the Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, in a transdisciplinary perspective and within five thematic panels.

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  • Beirut

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Asia

    IFPO director of the "Archaeology and history of Antiquity" directorship, 2013

    Le poste de Directeur du département scientifique « Archéologie et histoire de l’Antiquité » de l'Institut français du Proche-Orient sera renouvelé en septembre 2013. L'appel à candidature est publié sur le site du Ministère des affaires étrangères.

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  • Damascus

    Conference, symposium - History

    Balaneia, thermae and hammams

    25 centuries of collective bathing (the Near East, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula)

    Le troisième colloque international Balnéorient se déroulera à Damas, du 2 au 6 novembre 2009, en étroite coordination avec la Direction générale des Antiquités et des musées de Syrie et l'Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo). Après les approches diachroniques et régionales des colloques Balnéorient d'Alexandrie (dec. 2006) et d'Amman (mai 2008), cette troisième rencontre sur l'histoire du bain collectif depuis l'Antiquité jusqu’à nos jours favorisera les approches thématiques et comparatistes, dans une même démarche pluridisciplinaire.

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