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Philippe Jockey

DH2013 Local Board, Professor
Aix-en-Provence (FR)
Philippe Jockey, ancient Member of the École française d’Athènes, is Professor of Greek history and civilization at Aix-Marseille University and Researcher at the Centre Camille Jullian (UMR 7299, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS). As an archaeologist and historian, he specialized in studying the techniques of ancient Greek sculpture, from the very beginning of the carving process to the last gilding and painting on marble surface, as testified for instance in Delos by hundreds of works. He organized two International Conferences related to these topics, Les Arts de la couleur en Grèce ancienne…Et ailleurs, École française d’Athènes, Athens, 23-25 April 2009 ; Leukos Lithos. 8th International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity, Aix-en-Provence, 12-18 June 2006, (Leukos Lithos…, 1000 p., MMSH, Maisonneuve-Larose, 2009 ; Karthala, 2011 (2nd ed.) He's currently publishing the eighty carved figured metopes of the Tholos of Delphi.
Involved into cultural scientific and Digital Heritage actions, he recently worked at Delphi at the digital 3D restoration project of the “Treasury of Marseille” he co-directed, in collaboration with an international and interdisciplinary team. He was also a Scientific Councilor of the International Exhibition “The Black and the Blue, a Mediterranean Dream” (MUCEM, Marseille, April 2013-January 2014), in charge of one part of the exhibition, with main theme the illusive Whiteness of the Greece and has just published The Myth of a White Greece (Paris, 2013), about the same topic. He published about 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals or in publications in humanities with main topics on ancient Greek sculpture carving, painting and gilding processes and history of archaeology, including visual and material (anastylosis) restoration meanings studies. Ph. Jockey received the Salomon Reinach prize of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres for his book The Archaeology (1999; new ed. 2013, 640 p.) He is currently the President of the Scientific Council of the Maison de l’Archéologie et de l’Ethnologie” (MAE / Nanterre).