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(Elections October 2021)



Chloe ragazzoli      Mrs Chloé RAGAZZOLI, President

Former student of ENS (rue d'Ulm), associate professor of history, Chl. Ragazzoli is an Egyptologist, specialist in cultural history and literate practices of ancient Egypt. She worked at the National Library of France and at the University of Oxford. Currently a lecturer authorized to direct research at the Sorbonne, her research focuses on writing, scribes and representations. In particular, she leads a field program on graffiti that the scribes of ancient Egypt left on the monuments they visited. His latest book is Scribes. The Craftsmen of the Text in ancient Egypt (1550-1070 BC), Les Belles Lettres, 2019. 


Guillemette Andreu     Mrs Guillemette ANDREU, Vice-president

Former scientific member of the IFAO (Cairo), professor at the Louvre school (Egyptian archeology, epigraphy, 2001-2013), curator then director of the department of Egyptian Antiquities at the Louvre museum (until 2014), researcher CNRS partner - UMR 8167 Orient and Mediterranean, Mondes Pharaoniques team, member of the reading committee of the Rivista del Museo Egizio (Turin) since 2016. She is co-curator of two exhibitions in preparation for 2022: “Champollion”, BnF, with V. Desclaux and H. Virenque and “Pharaons Superstars”, Marseille, Mucem, with Fr. Mougenot.


cropped.jpg  Mr. Frédéric PAYRAUDEAU, Vice-president

HDR lecturer in Egyptology at the Sorbonne, former scientific member of the IFAO, specialist in late eras, he is deputy director of the French Mission of Tanis excavations and works or has worked in Karnak (Osirian chapels), Deir el -Bahari, Coptos and Saqqâra. He is the author of a thesis published on the administration of the XXII dynasty at Thebes, numerous articles relating to the monuments of the Third Intermediate Period and, recently, of Egypt and the Nile Valley, t. 3. Les époques tardives (1069-332 BC), PUF, 2020. He is working on various projects related to the funerary archeology of late periods, in particular the tomb of Prince Chéchonq de Memphis (in collaboration with R . Meffre and G. Lenzo), the tombs of the courtiers of the XXIst dynasty in Tanis, the coffins and cardboard boxes of the late occupations of the temple of Hatshepsout in Deir el-Bahari.


Nathalie_Favry.jpg    Mrs Nathalie FAVRY, General secretary

A study engineer at the Sorbonne Egyptological Research Center (CRES), N. Favry held the position of Curator of the IFAO library from 2001 to 2005. Since 2007, she has been developing a research program entitled "Corpus et Analyzes". Prosopographic in Ancient Egypt ”(CAPÉA). Editorial manager of the Orient & Méditerranée collection of UMR 8167 (CNRS), she is co-editor of the digital journal of Egyptology nehet (articles available for free online) and recently published “Arm-right, substitute, assistant, assistant… A question of subordination in the Middle Kingdom”, in P. Tallet, Cl. Somaglino, Chl. Ragazzoli and N. Favry (eds.), From Sinai to Sudan: itineraries of an Egyptologist. Mixtures offered to Prof. D. Valbelle (Orient & Mediterranean 23), 2017, p. 107-122. She has also been a member of the Tell el-Herr (North Sinai) mission since 1991.


gbizien     Mr. Gérard BIZIEN, Treasurer

Auditor, accountant and legal expert at the Paris Court of Appeal, independent since 2007, Mr. Gérard Bizien has spent his entire career in the fiduciary firm of FRANCZ-KPMG. There he met Mr. Gabriel Boyer-Chammard who communicated both his knowledge in the company and, as treasurer of the SFE, his taste for Egypt. After two cruises on the Nile, it was therefore quite natural that Gérard Bizien took over from Mr. Boyer-Chammard in 2009 as treasurer of the SFE.





     Mr. Laurent COULON

Former ENS student, associate of Classics, former scientific member of IFAO, director of studies at the Practical School of Advanced Studies on the chair “Religion of Ancient Egypt” and director of the Wladimir Golenischeff Center ( EPHE, PSL), L. Coulon is currently director of IFAO. Specialist in the cult of Osiris at Ier millennium BC, it is based on the archaeological and epigraphic work that it carries out in the temple of Karnak and in other sites (Oxyrhynchos, Ayn Manawir), but also on the study of prosopographic corpus, in particular that of the priests known by the Hiding place of Karnak.

He was the president of the French Society of Egyptology from 2017 to 2019.


marie claire cuvillier     Mrs Marie-Claire CUVILLIER

Member of the SFE since 1985, M.-Cl. Cuvillier was elected member of the Committee in 2001. She was also secretary general of the Society from October 2001 to February 2010. For years she has been trained in Egyptology by following various courses at the Khéops Institute and at the EPHE.


Vanessa Desclaux     Ms. Vanessa DESCLAUX

Curator at the National Library of France, in charge of the collections of manuscripts from ancient Egypt, the Christian Near East and orientalist papers, attached to the HiSoMA and Orient & Méditerranée laboratories, V. Desclaux's research focuses on practices rituals and the relationship to the written word. She participates in the excavations of Coptos and is interested in the history of learned Orientalism and that of oriental collections in Europe. Invested in cultural mediation at the BnF, she contributes to the blog Antiquity at the BnF, the organization of conferences, presentations of online collections and at the curator of exhibitions (in 2022 on Champollion and the deciphering of hieroglyphs, with G. Andreu and H. Virenque).


Dominique Farout      Mr. Dominique FAROUT

Teacher at the Louvre School and at the Khéops Institute, D. Farout is an associate researcher, attached to the PLH-CRATA Jean-Jaurès Toulouse University and to the Louvre Museum; he is deputy chairman of Archéo-Nil, member of the Hatnoub quarry mission headed by Yannis Gourdon and Roland Enmarch. His subjects of study are centered on epigraphy and art history, mainly from predynastic to the New Kingdom, but he also works on the question of the origins of writing as well as that of the alphabet and its distribution, the relationship between Egypt and the Bible, the history of the deciphering of ancient scriptures.


Francois-gourdon-w     Mr. François GOURDON

Since a first trip to Egypt in 1974, Bro. Gourdon, doctor, has been interested in this country in all its aspects. Amateur photographer, over time he has built up an important diathèque. Many of his original and rare photos are visible online on the SFE website, the Egyptian authorities having made this action possible by generously authorizing the taking of pictures in certain museums or certain tombs which are in principle prohibited from photography.



Screenshot_2021-10-26_à_15.29.33.png      Mrs Nathalie KAYSER-LIENHARD

A research engineer at the Faculty of Letters of Sorbonne University, N. Lienhard is responsible for the library of the Sorbonne Egyptological Research Center. His research focuses primarily on the history of Egyptology, its actors in the broad sense and on the journey of the Egyptian object through the millennia. She co-directs the study and publication program of the collection of antiquities from Egypt assembled by Auguste Rodin.

Screenshot_2021-10-26_à_16.59.42.png     Mrs Françoise LABARTHE
A member of the law faculties, Fr. Labarthe is a professor at the University of Paris-Saclay, director of the private law specialization and of the Master 2 fundamental private law. Attached to CERDI (Center for Studies and Research in Immaterial Law ( of which she is a member of the management team, she is a specialist in contract law and art market law. She is the author of several books and director of books ( She co-chairs the scientific committee of the Art & Law Institute ( She combines, within the SFE, her taste for Egyptology and her legal skills.

Screenshot_2021-10-26_à_15.29.18.png     Ms. Julie MASQUELIER-LOORIUS

Doctor in Egyptology from the University of Lille, J. Masquelier-Loorius is a research engineer at the CNRS. She leads projects of Egyptian epigraphy and iconography in particular in Karnak (Akhménou) and Deir el-Medina (door frames), but she is also a specialist in metal armament. It co-organizes the AFRITS international conferences, as well as the Top Technical seminars. An epigraphist also having expertise in digital humanities, she set up the first Epigraphic Academy (Training session) in Egypt in 2019. She is also a scientific advisor to the Papyrus Association (Lille).



Screenshot_2021-10-26_à_15.26.29.png     Mrs Raphaële MEFFRE

Researcher at CNRS and former resident of the Thiers Foundation (Institut de France / CNRS), R. Meffre studies the history and funerary archeology of Egypt at Ier millennium BC. His doctoral thesis, published in 2015, focused on the historical and strategic importance of Middle Egypt during the Third Intermediate Period. She is currently working on the publication of several sets relating to funerary archeology from the Ier millennium BC and the study of furniture from tombs, such as the tomb of Prince Chéchonq (in collaboration with Fr. Payraudeau and G. Lenzo), the necropolis of the courtiers of the XXIe dynasty of Tanis (in collaboration with Fr. Payraudeau), the collection of cardboard boxes of mummies of the Institute of Papyrology of the Sorbonne or that of the Shabtis of the Louvre museum. In the field, she participates in the French Mission of the Excavations of Tanis and in the Osirian Sanctuaries mission of Karnak.


Screenshot_2021-10-26_à_16.09.20.png     Mr. Jean-Guillaume OLETTE-PELLETIER

Doctor in Egyptology from Paris-Sorbonne University, visiting scholar at University College Oxford and Yale University, J.-G. Olette-Pelletier is a specialist in the Egyptian deities of the IIand IIIe millennia BC and hieroglyphic cryptographies. Co-director of the epigraphic mission of Wadi Hammamat since 2019, he has contributed for several years to the enhancement of the French Society of Egyptology, both in its communicational and scientific aspects."


Screenshot_2021-10-26_à_14.35.04.png     Ms. Elsa ORÉAL, Director of the journal of Egyptology

A former ENS student (1991), grammar associate (1994), E. Oréal has been a HDR researcher (2013) at the CNRS since 2001. His scientific contributions mainly concern the Egyptian language and its history, the place of Ancient Egyptian in the Afro-Asian language family as well as textual and linguistic traces of Greco-Egyptian contacts in late Egypt.


Screenshot_2021-10-26_à_14.59.50.png     Mr. Olivier PERDU

Egyptologist attached to the chair of Pharaonic Civilization at the Collège de France and specialist in late Egypt, O. Perdu taught his specialty at the École du Louvre. He is currently completing the second volume of the catalog of late private statues of the Egyptian department of the Louvre (Private statues from the end of Pharaonic Egypt (1069 BC-395 AD). Volume I - Men (Louvre Museum), Paris, 2012, 4 °, 477 pages). In 2012, he was the general curator of the exhibition “The twilight of the pharaohs” at the Jacquemart-André museum. With Laurent Coulon, he launched a database project concerning all the private statuary of the late period.

He was vice-president of the French Society of Egyptology from 2009 to 2021 and director of the Review of Egyptology of 2009 2021 to.

ppero.jpg     Mrs Pierrette PERO    

Architect and graduate of the Louvre School in Egyptian art history and archeology, P. Pero has been a member since 1999 of the Franco-Swiss Archaeological Mission of Saqqâra.


patricia-Piacentini-web    Mrs Patrizia PIACENTINI

Member of the SFE since 1991, P. Piacentini has been professor of Egyptology at the University of Milan since 1993 and scientific director of the Library and Archives of Egyptology, which she founded in 1999 at the same university. Journal director EDAL (Egyptian and Egyptological Documents Archives Libraries), she is part of the scientific committee of many journals and institutions, including the Michela Schiff-Giorgini Foundation. Finally, it collaborates with the Egyptian Museum in Cairo for the study and publication of objects for the General Catalog.


Regen_Isabelle.jpg     Mrs Isabelle RÉGEN

Doctor in Egyptology and former scientific member of the IFAO, I. Régen is currently a research engineer at the University Paul Valéry - Montpellier 3 (UMR 5140 CNRS) and co-director of the French mission in the tomb of Padiaménopé (TT 33 , West Thebes, late XXVe-start XXVIe dynasty). His research and publications mainly focus on the funeral field (lexicography, rituals, texts).

Screenshot_2021-10-26_à_16.34.45.png     Mr. Félix RELATS MONTSERRAT

F. Relats Montserrat is a professor of history and a doctorate in Egyptology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. His thesis focused on the history of the Médamoud site and on the excavations carried out there by the IFAO between 1925 and 1940. Scientific member of the IFAO between 2017 and 2021, he directed the IFAO / Sorbonne / MEAE mission in Médamoud ( Louqsor). His research focuses on the relationships forged between royal power and temples, as well as the integration of the latter into their urban environment. He is also interested in Egyptian craftsmanship and particularly in the production of ceramics. At the same time, his work led him to develop a reflection on the history of Egyptology at the beginning of the XNUMXth century.e century.


Rondot-web     Mr. Vincent RONDOT

Director of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the Louvre Museum, research director at the CNRS, HDR, epigraphist and archaeologist, Mr. Vincent Rondot has now specialized in the study of theology and religious iconography in recent centuries. paganism, in Egypt and Sudan. Since 2000, he has been excavating with a Franco-Sudanese team the temple at Amon d'el-Hassa in the region of Meroe. His latest research focuses more particularly on the spread of Hellenism in the Nile Valley.



Solery Jean-Pierre.jpg     Mr. Jean-Pierre SOLÉRY

Holder of a doctorate in crystallography from the Faculty of Sciences of Paris, J.-P. Soléry was a member of the management of the insurance company Gan, in Paris and Bordeaux, in the fields of IT, marketing , quality and management. He is currently CEO of 1NEWWEB, a company specializing in internet projects. Always passionate about Egyptology, he implements the current website of the French Society of Egyptology.


Screenshot_2021-10-26_à_14.24.09.png     Ms. Claire SOMAGLINO

Lecturer at Sorbonne University, associate professor of history, former scientific member of the IFAO, Cl. Somaglino co-directs the archaeological mission of Ayn Soukhna in the Red Sea; she specializes in issues of management and perception of space in ancient Egypt (particularly through the prism of toponymy) as well as cultural geography. She recently published a Atlas of Ancient Egypt (2020) editions Other.


Yann Tristan     Mr. Yann TRISTANT

Professor of Egyptology at KU Leuven University (Belgium), Y. Tristant studied at the École du Louvre and the Sorbonne. After a doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales on the Nile Delta before the Pharaonic period, he joined the IFAO as a scientific member, then Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia) where he taught archeology from Egypt and the Middle East. His main areas of expertise concern protohistory, funerary archeology and human / environmental relations. He worked on many sites and directs the excavation of the necropolis of Dendara (Upper Egypt). He is preparing the publication of the Abu Raouach excavations (Memphis region), of an archaeological prospecting program in Wadi Araba (Eastern Desert). He is also the president of the Archéo-Nil association ( and the editorial secretary of the journal of the same name