About us

MAP team

Corinne Bonnet has a PhD in Ancient History, from Liège University (1987) and an Habilitation degree from Grenoble University (2002). Since 2003 she is Professor of Greek History at Toulouse – Jean Jaurès University. She is a specialist in religions of the Mediterranean world, especially the Greek and Semitic areas, with a focus on multicultural contexts.


PLH : http://plh.univ-tlse2.fr/accueil-plh/pratique/l-annuaire/mme-bonnet-corinne-28435.kjsp

Élodie Guillon is in charge of the scientific and administrative coordination of the MAP project. Since her PhD in 2013, entitled “The hinterlands of the Phoenician cities in the Hellenistic period (4th – 1st BC). Historical and spatial approaches of a geocultural area”, she has been interested in questions related to territory, territorial organization and networks animating space. Her work is focused on the spatial approach and new tools, such as spatial modelling, quantitative and statistical analysis, that enable to highlight Phoenician Punic sites’ complexity and structuration, and their interactions with their environment (spatial, cultural, social…). As part of the project, she works on developing the understanding of the use of these new tools of digital humanities. She is also much involved in the researching, essentially on the Semitic component.


PLH : http://plh.univ-tlse2.fr/mlle-guillon-elodie-46830.kjsp
Academia.edu  : https://univ-tlse2.academia.edu/ElodieGuillon/CurriculumVitae


Antoine Laurent

With a dual skilling in archeology (two masters) and one in geomatic (master), Antoine Laurent is interested in all forms of information spatialization in the fields of history, archeology and heritage. As part of the MAP project, he oversees the conception of the database and the analysis tools.



Thomas Galoppin

After a PhD on animals and “magical” practices in the Graeco-Roman World, his researches continue on magic, the marvelous, and the ritual innovations, in relation with the materiality of rituals and the intercultural dialogue between the inhabitants of the Roman Empire. His method is anthropological and will be applied on the study of divine denominations and ritual agency inside the MAP project.



Having obtained a PhD in Ancient Greek History on the cult-epithets of Zeus in Attica (Université Rennes 2, 2013), Sylvain Lebreton is one of the main contributors of the BDEG (Greek Cult-Epithets Database). His work on the structures and dynamics of ancient Greek polytheism through the study of divine epithets finds in the ERC MAP a natural framework. He contributes, inter alia, in the “Greek” part of the project, in particular in its historical, geographical, social and political implications.


Academia.edu : https://ulg.academia.edu/SylvainLebreton
HAL : https://aurehal.archives-ouvertes.fr/author/read/id/1655479
PLH : http://plh.univ-tlse2.fr/accueil-plh/pratique/l-annuaire/lebreton-sylvain-529986.kjsp

Fabio Porzia is responsible for Levantine epigraphic and literary sources from the first millennium BCE.

He holds a MA in Biblical Exegesis from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and a doctorate on Ancient History from the University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. His thesis, supervised by Prof. Corinne Bonnet and Prof. Stefania Mazzoni and entitled “Ruling with the Book. A certain idea of ancient Israel”, sought to reconsider how archaeologists, historians and biblical exegetes struggle with the category of “identity” and “ethnicity” applied to the study of ancient Israel.

Fabio Porzia is active in archaeological and historical researches in the Southern Levant, and his research interests lie particularly in the large spectrum of interactions existing among different communities in the region.


Academia.edu : https://univ-tlse2.academia.edu/FabioPorzia

Her main research field deals with the anthropology of colours and the cultural history of the Greek world. Her PhD thesis was published in 2011 in a book entitled La fabrique des couleurs. Histoire du paysage sensible des Grecs anciens. She has been the director of the Idex interdisciplinary program  Synaesthesia (https://synaesthes.hypotheses.org),  and she is currently broadening her research by taking into account the whole sensorium, in order to grasp the specificities of the religious experience of the Ancient Greeks. Her enquiry is nourished by comparative discussions with anthropologists.


PhD (Paris-Sorbonne 1994) on Isis myrionyme, partly published as Myrionymi (Stuttgart 1996 ; 2nd ed. Toulouse 2016) ; Roman Provincial Coinage contributor.


PLH : http://plh.univ-tlse2.fr/accueil-plh/pratique/l-annuaire/bricault-laurent-41283.kjsp?RH=1413489959124

Giuseppina Marano is graduated in «Philology, Literature and Civilizations of Antiquity» at the University of Naples Federico II with a dissertation in Greek History. Her research focused on maccabean history and especially on the tradition of the syngheneia between Jews and Spartans. Currently, she is a Phd student in the framework of the MAP project and works on epigraphic and numismatic sources concerning the cults of Zeus in the Southern Levant

The invited researchers

Ginevra Benedetti is a doctoral student at the University of Pisa-Siena (Italy) (advisors: Mario Lentano / Maurizio Bettini). She specialized in classical studies at the University of Siena and is now enrolled in a joint doctoral program with the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (co-director: Corinne Bonnet). His research focuses on the religious transformations that occurred in the Roman Empire between the I-II century AD and in particular on the gradual emergence of the deity Pantheus as sum of the powers of the known deities of Greek culture and Roman. His interests and fields of study are anthropology and religion of the ancient world, with special attention to archeology and epigraphy. Ginevra also collaborates with the Center for Anthropology of the Ancient World (Siena) for the organization of seminars and meetings, as well as with the journal “I Quaderni del Ramo d’Oro Online” as co-editor.

Gian Franco Chiai studied Classics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he pursued his PhD in Ancient History (Greek History – Supervisor: Prof. D. Musti). He taught at the Universities of Tübingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Berlin (Free University), moreover he was research assistant in the project CIL at the Academy of Science in Berlin. Currently, he is pursuing his Habilitation in Ancient History at the Free University of Berlin.

His research field focuses on Ancient Greek and Roman religion, Ancient Geography, Greek Epigraphy and Ancient Numismatics.




Christian Frevel has a PhD in Theology, from the Catholic Faculty of the University of Bonn (1994). After working on the goddess Asherah, he did his habilitation at Bonn University on priestly texts of the Pentateuch (1998). He held positions of Biblical Theology at the University of Cologne and is currently Professor for Hebrew Bible at the Ruhr-University of Bochum and Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Theology at the University of Pretoria. He publishes on various topics related to the (also religious) history of Israel and Judah, on iconography, and anthropology.

Stay: 15/09 – 31/10/2019


Institutional page: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/at/


Alessandro Buccheri (PhD EHESS and Pisa) is a post-doctoral Fellows at the Excellence Cluster HASTEC, and a membre of the Centre Jean Pépin. His research focuses on archaic and classical Greek poetry and on ancient botany. During his stay at the ERC MAP projet, he works on the use of the botanical lexicon in the names, epithtets or epicleses of the Greek goddesses and gods.

Anaïs Marchiando is a doctoral student at the University of Geneva (advisor: Dominique Jaillard). She is specialized in ancient Greek and in history of the religions at the University of Geneva. Her researches focus on the Erinyes and the configurations in which the goddesses appear and act, in the Athenian tragedy and in the inscriptions.

Juan Manuel Tebes is a Near Eastern historian with areas of specialization in the history and archaeology of the Iron Age southern Levant and northwestern Arabia. Tebes currently teaches at the Catholic University of Argentina; he is also researcher at the National Research Council of Argentina. He has been research fellow at several international institutions, including the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (Jerusalem), the American Center of Oriental Research (Amman), the Maison de l’Archéologie et de l’Ethnologie (Paris), the University of Sydney, New York University, University of Michigan, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.


Academia.edu: http://uca-ar.academia.edu/JuanManuelTebes

Barbara Bolognani is a researcher in Iron Age Levantine archaeology. After obtaining a doctorate in Near Eastern History from the University of Bologna (2017), she has been a research fellow at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2018-2019). Barbara is a coroplastic specialist and a professional member of three archaeological expeditions (Karkemish, Zincirli, Tel Keisan). For the MAP project, she seeks to establish a connection between some divine epithets in the Levant and the Phoenician terracottas as well as reconstructing the ethnic composition behind this production.


Research stay period : 03/02/2020 – 03/04/2020


Sébastien Plutniak is a sociologist and historian of science. His work addresses the use of formalisation, mathematisation, and automation in the humanities and social sciences. His PhD. in sociology (EHESS, 2017) was therefore about the introduction of mathematics and computing in archaeology during the second half of the 20th century. He also specialised in the use of digital methods in the humanities and social sciences (programming, network analysis, sequence analysis, publication formats, etc.). His contribution to the MAP project therefore concerns the methods for the analysis of divine onomastic sequences.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6674-3806

Publications: https://cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/sebastien-plutniak

Daniela Bonanno is a lecturer at the University of Palermo. She has published a monograph entitled: Ierone il Dinomenide: storia e rappresentazione (Suppl. Kokalos 21, Pisa-Rome 2010). Her work is centered on Archaic and Classic Greek history, and on history of Greek religion. She has recently co-edited the following thematic sections: Responsabilità e merito nel mondo antico. Retorica, Giustizia e Società dans Hormos 9 (2017) et Uomo e ambiente nel mondo Greco dans Hormos 10 (2018). She held scholarships from the Academia Belgica (Rome), and at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of the University of Münster and at the University of Erfurt. Currently, she is finishing a monograph on Nemesis in the Greek world.

MAP project Advisory Board


Manugraphie is a Webdesign company based in Toulouse, France, specialized in graphic design and webdesign for Drupal, WordPress websites.


Student in the “Mondes Médiévaux” master (medieval history) in the Université de Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès and former undergraduate student of the French-English Bilingual History degree. In charge of the online publishing in French and English on the ERC MAP web page, the PLH web page , and the Facebook page.

Maria Bianco holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paul-Valéry-Montpellier 3 and specializes in Greek and Phoenician history and epigraphy. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow associated with the project ERC – MAP. Her research interests mainly include Greek and Semitic epigraphy, multilingualism and multiculturalism in the ancient Mediterranean, as well as the linguistic transfers and contacts and onomastic in antiquity.


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Alexandra Kubiak-Schneider is a specialist of religious epigraphy from Palmyra. She completed her doctoral thesis in 2016, entitled “He whose name is blessed for eternity. A study of Palmyra’s consecrations without theonyms”, under the supervision of Profs. Michał Gawlikowski and Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet at the University of Warsaw. Her interests include the continuity of ancient religious traditions (Mesopotamic, Aramaic and Phoenician) and their mutations during the Hellenistic and Imperial periods in Middle-Eastern cities.



Nourelhouda Elomri is in charge of proofreading the database of the MAP project. After her dual training at the Sorbonne-University in American civilization (master’s degree obtained in 2015) and English linguistics (master’s degree obtained in 2017), her PhD studies focus on the evolution of catenative construction in the English-speaking world. She is currently a teacher and pedagogical coordinator at the University of Léonard De Vinci in Paris.

Julie Anglade is a student in History and Sociology in the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès. As intern she helped for the organisation of the Summer School event located in Jerusalem. She also created the designs for the communication supports addressed to the participants.

Student in Computer Science at Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès University.

Develop an application for graphically visualize connections between onomastic formulas.

Maxime Salvagnac is a student in Computer Science in the University Paul Sabatier Toulouse. His job is to make a request interface with the visualization of the requests on the website. He is also in charge of graphically representing the relationships between the different names of Gods.

Former undergraduate student of the French-English Bilingual History degree, Mathilde Rieu is a second-year student in the « Mondes Anciens » master in the Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès. Her internship consists in helping with the coordination of the Coloquium « Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean. Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries », in March 2020, as well as with the organization of the Seminar 4, 2019-2020.

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