Twenty-one members sit on this council, which is tasked with examining, validating and assessing the scientific content on the website.

Members are appointed and meetings convened and chaired by Laurence Engel, BnF Chair. Twenty-one members sit on this council, which is tasked with examining, validating and assessing the scientific content on the website.

For the BnF:

Isabelle Nyffeneger, Delegate for International Relations, whose position on the council is Project Leader

Members on account of their scientific expertise concerning collections bearing on the region's history and heritage

  • Sylvie Aubenas, directrice du département des Estampes et de la photographie,
  • Jean-Marie Compte, directeur du département Langue, littérature et arts,
  • Frédérique Duyrat, la directrice du département Monnaies et médailles,
  • Laurent Héricher, le chef du service des manuscrits orientaux.

For the partner libraries :

  • Jean Druel (Director of IDEO) ;
  • Laurent Bavay (Director of IFAO) ;
  • Marie-Dominique Nenna (Director of CEAlex) ;
  • Eberhard Kienle (Director of 'IFPO) ;
  • Carole Dagher (President of the BO Society of Friends ) ;
  • Jean-François Pérouse (Director of FEA) ;
  • Jean-Jacques Pérennès (Director of 'EBAF).

Eight research specialists appointed on account of their scientific expertise :

  • Michel Abitbol (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Rémi Brague (Institut de France, Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) ;
  • Sophie Basch (Université Paris-Sorbonne) ;
  • Jacqueline Chabbi (Arabic teacher with an Agrégation, the highest secondary teaching qualification in France, Doctor of Literature, Honorary University Professor) ;
  • Laurent Coulon (École Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
  • Frédéric Hitzel (Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne, CNRS, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) ;
  • Henry Laurens (Collège de France) ;
  • Mercedes Volait (CNRS, laboratoire InVisu).

 

Image caption : costumes Turcs de Constantinople, pl. n °17.