founding members

 

Jean Aubin (1929-1998), historian, Director of Studies at the EPHE, Paris.

Claude Cahen (1909-1991), historian, professor at the Sorbonne, Paris.

Henry Corbin (1903-1978), historian of religions, Director of Studies at the EPHE, Paris.

Raoul Curiel (1913-2000), numismatist, curator of the Department of Coins, Medals and Antiques (Cabinet des médailles) at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Jean Deshayes (1924-1979), archaeologist, professor at the Sorbonne, member of the Ecole française of Athens (1949-1952).

Jean Dresch (1905-1994), geographer, professor at the Sorbonne, at the INaLCO and the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin (1910-2012), historian of religions, professor at the University of Liege.

Charles-Henri de Fouchécour (born 1925), specialist in Persian literature, professor at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3.

Roman Ghirshman (1895-1979), archaeologist, director of the French Archaeological Delegation in Iran (1930-1972), member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres.

Philippe Gignoux (born 1931), epigraphist and historian of religions, Director of Studies at the EPHE, Paris.

Gilbert Lazard (1920-2018), linguist, Director of Studies at the EPHE, professor at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres.

Roger Lescot (1914-1975), specialist of Kurdish studies.

Father Jean de Menasce (1902-1973), historian of religions, Director of Studies at the EPHE, Paris.

Jean Perrot (1920-2012), archaeologist and prehistorian, director of the French Archaeological Delegation in Iran, corresponding member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres.

Georges Redard (1922-2005), linguist and dialectologist, honorary professor at the University of Bern.

Daniel Schlumberger (1904-1972), epigraphist and archeologist, director of the French Archaeological Delegation in Afghanistan (1945-1964), member of the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres.