Semitica was created in 1948 by the Intitute of Semitic Studies of the University of Paris, with a board including R. Blachère, A. Dupont-Sommer, Ch. F. Jean, J. Nougayrol, and Ch. Virolleaud, its chairman. In 1973, the Institute was transferred to the College of France; Semitica was regularly published until the 2000s, when it slowed down. (more…)
On June 3, 2010, I received the “Habilitation to Supervise Research” Degree, which enables me — for example — to direct Doctoral (PhD) students.
During the public defence, I presented new unpublished studies in philology, epigraphy, and textual history of Joshua 10, prepared under the supervision of Thomas Römer, Professor at the College of France.
Jean-Marie Durand, Professor at the College of France (Assyriology chair), has just published a volume on clothes and textiles in the akkadian texts of Mari. This work is part of the Paris Babylonian Dictionary Project (Volume 1), and I was pleased to help with technical and IT matters (see p. 8).
Durand, Jean-Marie. La nomenclature des habits et des textiles dans les textes de Mari. Archives Royales de Mari XXX. Paris, CNRS Éditions, 2009, 604 p.
I was interviewed by French Magazine Littéraire (in English: “Literature Magazine”) in its June 2009 issue (number 487). You can read here the “Work in progress” column (p. 21) written by Lauren Malka: