Olivier Henry is a French-Turkish archaeologist. Olivier defended his PhD on Karian tombs in 2005 under the supervision of Pr. Pierre Debord at the University of Bordeaux (Michel Montaigne). After teaching in the U.S. (2005-2007) and holding a post-doctoral fellowship at Koç University, he became pensionnaire scientifique at the IFEA (Istanbul) from 2010 to 2014. He then held a chair of excellence (PSL*) at the AOrOc (UMR8546) research laboratory of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris (2014-2016). He taught at Bilkent University from 2017 until 2020. He is now Professor of Greek Art and Archaeology at the University of Lyon 2 Lumière, and a researcher at the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée (HiSoMA UMR5189).

Olivier has been involved in archaeological fieldwork since 1996 and started working in Turkey in 1998. He has worked on different Karian sites including Harpasa, Orthosia, Hyllarima, Iasos, Latmos-Herakleia and Kelainai until he became director of the excavations at Labraunda in 2013. Since 2019, Bilkent and the Labraunda excavations became privileged partners through the signing of a fieldwork teaching agreement.

Olivier has published extensively on Karian archaeology. His research interests include Funerary Archaeology, Religious Landscapes, Cultural Interactions and Architecture History in the Ancient Mediterranean. His latest edited book, entitled “The Carians – From Seafarers to City Builders”, appeared in 2020.

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Labraunda (français)

Université Lumière Lyon 2