Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2008
    Professor in Classical Archaeology and Art History, University of Fribourg

  • 2000
    Habilitation (PD Dr) in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Fribourg-CH

  • 1983 – 1989
    Ph.D. in Egyptology and Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford-GB

  • 1976 – 1982
    Studies in Greek, Roman, and Roman Provincial Archaeology, Ancient History and French Literature at the University of Lausanne-CH. Master thesis (Licence ès Lettres) in Greek Archaeology

Selected publications

  • 'Jeux de l’amour et du hasard en Grèce ancienne’, Kernos. Revue internationale et pluridisciplinaire de religion grecque antique, 29, 2016, 73-100.

  • Famille et société dans le monde grec et en Italie du Ve siècle au IIe siècle av. J.-C., with Jean-Baptiste Bonnard and Jérôme Wilgaux, Rennes, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2017.

  • Le sourire d’Omphale. Maternité et petite enfance dans l’Antiquité, Rennes, 2015.

  • Jumeaux, jumelles dans l'Antiquité grecque et romaine, Kilchberg, 2005

  • Dwarfs in Ancient Egypt and Greece, Oxford, 1993 (paperback 2013; Arabic transl. Cairo, 2004).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Last 5 years

  • ERC advanced grant 2017-2022. Locus Ludi. The Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity.

    SNSF CoRe 2016-2019, with Bern University, Forensic Institute, To be a Child in Roman Aventicum (1st-3rd c. AD): Evidence on Health, Disease and Feeding Practices from Bioarchaeology)

  • SNSF Sinergia 2013-2016, Universities of Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Lactation in History: a Crosscultural Research on Suckling Practices. Representations of Breastfeeding and Politics of Maternity in a European Context

  • SNSF Agora 2013-2016, Veni, vidi, ludique, Games and Toys in Antiquity, in collaboration with 3 Swiss Museums

  • SNSF 2012-2016, Early Childhood in Ancient Greece (8th–4th c. BC): Written, Iconographic and Archaeological Evidence

    Callisto, Database on the Iconography of Ancient Childhood

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • SNFS: member of Division 1, Ambizione, Prima, Eccelenza.

    FNRS, Brussels: Chair of the Panel SHS-4 Social sciences and humanities.

  • External evaluator for several other scientific bodies (Actions de recherche concertées, Belgium; Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France; BeIPD-COFUND, Belgium; Equipex, France; European Research Council; Foundation G. de Staël, France; Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Austria; German Research Foundation; PSL Research University, Paris, France.

  • Editorial board: Since 2015: Dictionnaire du corps antique, Rennes. Since 2011: The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, open access; Histoire, médecine et santé, University of Toulouse; Collection Mondes de l'enfance, Presses Universitaires de Liège; EuGestA, Journal in Gender Studies, University of Lille 3.

  • Since 2003, expert for over 25 doctoral thesis and habilitations.

  • Peer-reviewing: ALTER- European Journal of Disability Research, Anthropozoologica, Antiquité Classique, Archimedes, Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale, Classical Antiquity, Classical Philology, EuGestA, Gaia, Gesnerus, Historia, Journal of Hellenic Studies, Journal of Roman Studies, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Kernos, Medicina nei Secoli, Métis, Mouseion, Muse, Pallas, World Archaeology. Books: Presses Universitaires de Rennes; Presses Universitaires de Caen; Routledge, London; Brill, Leiden.

Media coverage

  • Regular media coverage of activities.

  • Last one: Espace 2, Versus Penser, 6.12.2017., See also RTS, Espace 2, Babylone, 7.9.2015 (Omphale)

  • Youtube: (2017)

  • 2015.

  • (2014)

  • (2013)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Direction/realisation of video movies and animations:

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Rowing, drawing, photography


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