Dr. Thomas Lorain

Lebenslauf/CV

Research Experience
 

Since April 2020    Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg: Researcher on the project “Tracking the Mongol Presence in Iran: Seasonal Routes of Migration and Building Activities”

September 2014 – August 2017   Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan (DAFA), Kabul: Deputy Director of the Institute

February 2013 – May 2014   Bibliothèque nationale de France/ Sorbonne Université: Scientific coordinator for the project “Les manuscrits à peintures de Kalîla wa Dimna” (dir. Éloïse Brac de la Perrière [Sorbonne Université] et Annie Vernay-Nouri [BnF])

January 2006 – December 2010  PhD. Fellowship Member at Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire (IRSEM – Ministry of Defense), Paris; Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu (TÜBITAK) Istanbul; Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes (IFÉA), Istanbul; Centre d’Étude d'Histoire de la Défense (CEHD – Defense Ministry), Paris.

Archaeology
 

Since September 2019    Archaeologist on the excavations of “Rab‘-i Rashīdī, Tabriz, Iran” (Bamberg University, Tabriz Islamic Art University, DAI Teheran, ICHHTO East Azebeijan, DFG)

Since April 2015   Director of the Mission Archéologique Franco-Afghane de Bāmiyān (MAFAB, Afghanistan)

2014–2017    Co-director of various archaeological excavations in Afghanistan (DAFA)

2012 and 2020   Archaeologist on the excavations of Paykend (Uzbekistan) (Musée du Louvre)

2005–2010   Surveys and architectural recording of Medieval Fortified sites of South Eastern Anatolia (Turkey) (PhD. Research with IFEA, TÜBITAK, EPHE)

2005–2008   Work as topographer and draughtsman on various archaological excavations in Afghanistan, Turkey and Bulgaria of (DAFA; CNRS; IFEA)

Heritage Expertise
 

2019-2021   Member of the project “L’Islam au palais Saint-Pierre : étude et publication des arts de l’Islam au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon”. (in charge of the firearms collection study)

2014-2017   Member of the World Heritage Management Advisory Board (Afghanistan), UNESCO, Afghan Culture and Information Ministry

2006–2014   Scientific Expertise for various sites, projects and a nomination to the World Heritage list (UNESCO)

Teaching Experience
 

2019-2020  Islamic Art and archaeology Lecturer at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi; Sorbonne Université

2018-2019  Islamic Art and archaeology Lecturer at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi; Sorbonne Université; Institut Catholique de Paris

2017-2018  Islamic Art and archaeology Lecturer at Université de Bourgogne

2014-2017  Technical teaching seminars at Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan

2013-2014   Islamic Art and archaeology Lecturer at Institut Catholique de Paris; Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense. Islamic History lecturer at Université Paris-Sorbonne

2011-2013  Islamic Art and archaeology Lecturer at Institut Catholique de Paris. Islamic History lecturer at Université Paris-Sorbonne

2008-2009  Research Seminar Organisation at Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes (Istanbul)

Education
 

2011  PhD in Archaeology with a thesis entitled: “L’architecture militaire de Diyarbakır entre les xe et xiiie siècles”, under the supervision of Jean-Michel Mouton, École Pratique de Hautes Études

2005  Master 2 in History and Archaeology with thesis entitled: “La fortification saldjuqide dans le sultanat de Rūm”, under the supervision of Jean-Michel Mouton, Université Lumière Lyon II

2004  DESS “Architecture et Archéologie”, Université Marc Bloch et École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg

2003  Maîtrise in Medieval History with a thesis entitled: “L’habitat fortifié dans le Tonnerrois (xiiie – xvie siècle)”, sous la direction d’Alain Saint-Denis, Université de Bourgogne

2001  Licence of Archaeology, Université de Bourgogne

2000  DEUG of Art history and arhcaeology, Université de Bourgogne