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Editorial Committee

Syria is administered by an editorial committee including the publisher, in the person of the director of the Institut français du Proche-Orient, Eberhard Kienle, and the directors of Syria, Frédéric Alpi and Maurice Sartre.

They are assisted of :

Dominique Beyer, professeur d’archéologie du Proche-Orient ancien, Université de Strasbourg, UMR 7044 Archimède

  • History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East ;

  • Glyptic, cylinders ;

  • Religious architecture of the Ancient Near East.

Frank Braemer, directeur de recherche émérite, CNRS, UMR 7264 CEPAM, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis

  • Archaeology of the Protohistoric Near East  ;

  • Land use in the zones of steppe of the Near East in the protohistoric periods;

  • Formation of the complex urban areas and the cities.

Françoise Briquel Chatonnet, directrice de recherche, CNRS, UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée Mondes sémitiques, Ivry-sur-Seine

  • Syriac manuscripts and culture of the Eastern Christians;

  • Semitic Epigraphy and History of the Semitic alphabet;

  • Semitic Culture and Greek culture in the Hellenistic and Roman time;

  • History of the East in the First Millennium bc;

  • Historical Study of the Hebraic Bible.

Bertrand Lafont, directeur de recherche, CNRS, UMR 7041, ArScAn, Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès (MAE), Nanterre

  • Assyriology, Sumerology, Early History of the Ancient Near East (Third and Second Millenia bc);

  • Decoding, collating and edition of cuneiform texts;

  • History of the Neo-Sumerian time (21th century bc) and various aspects of the transition between the civilization of the Sumerians and that of their immediate successors in Mesopotamia and in Syria: Amorrites.

Alastair Northedge, professeur, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR 8167 Orient & Méditerranée Mondes sémitiques

  • Islamic Archaeology;

  • Califal Period in the Near East and in Central Asia (8th-11th century).

Laurent Tholbecq, chargé de cours, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine (CReA-Patrimoine), Bruxelles

  • Roman Near East Archaeology;

  • Nabataean Studies;

  • Roman Architecture.

François Villeneuve, professeur, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR 7041, ArScAn, Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès (MAE), Nanterre

  • Syria and Arabia;

  • Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique periods;

  • Sanctuaries and worship;

  • Rural World;

  • Military Setting-up.

Managin editor: Anne-Sibylle Loiseau, ingénieur d’études, CNRS, Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie René-Ginouvès (MAE), Nanterre

Selection of the manuscripts

The editorial committee of Syria (his members and the managing editor) meets twice a year. The editorial board receives the submissions all year round; however, manuscripts subjected before December and accepted in the term of the reviews, are planned to the content of the volume to appear next year. The author of the article receives an acknowledgement of receipt and the article is reviewed by two refrees chosen by the editor-in-chief, within the editorial committee and outside. The reports of the experts (anonymous, unless the referee requests to be identified) are gathered synthesis which is passed on to the authors by the managing editor. The article can be refused, be the object of a revision for a next submission or accepted (provided that the author supplies a complete manuscript according to the guideline of Syria).


This committee also presides the serie Bibliothèque archéologique et historique (BAH) published by the Ifpo.

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