Contract doctoral student (EFEO)
Ulysse Barthel is a graduate of the Premier Cycle and the Master 1 of Museology from the École du Louvre (Paris), as well as a graduate of the Master of Research in Archaeology and Art History from the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris). He specialises in the archaeology of the Greek and Indic worlds, and is particularly interested in the religious iconography of pre-Islamic Central Asia.
After a master research paper on the iconography of fasting Siddhārtha Gautama in Asia, he wrote a second master research paper on the figure of Herakles in Central Asia. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at the École française d’Extrême-Orient (Paris) on religions in the Kuṣāṇas Empire, under the direction of Charlotte Schmid (EPHE-EFEO) and Laurianne Sève-Martinez (Université de Lille-EFA) and benefits from the supervision of Laurianne Bruneau (EPHE-CRCAO).