Cécile Harlaut is PhD-candidate in the VICI-project Innovating Objects. The Impact of Global Connections and the Formation of the Roman Empire (ca. 200 –30 BC) directed by Prof. Dr. Miguel John Versluys, where she is working on Alexandria and Ptolemaic Egypt.
The topic of her current PhD-research deals with the practice of the cremation, and the different kinds of funerary urns in Ptolemaic and Roman Alexandria and their connections with the Early Roman World.
Cécile Harlaut holds a DEA (1999) and an MA (1998) from the Université de Bretagne – Rennes II (France). Both DEA- and MA-thesis were on the study of Alexandrian pottery production in the Ptolemaic period.
She works since 1996 with the Centre d’Etudes Alexandrines (CNRS – France), and since 1997 with the Missione Archeologica Italiana ad Alessandria d’Egitto (Università di Torino – Italy), where she’s involved in field activities, conservation & restoration of the archaeological materials, study of the Ptolemaic pottery material from the CEAlex excavations (city center of Alexandria) and MAIA excavations (Nelson Island – Abukir).
Her main research interests are the study of the material culture and funerary practices of Graeco-Roman Alexandria, based on the results of field archaeology and archaeometry.
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