Royal Belgian Society for Oriental Studies



The Royal Belgian Society for Oriental Studies (SRBÉO) is a society which aims to promote Oriental studies in Belgium and which brings together all the researchers specialized in the various disciplines of Orientalism while at the same time being open to simple amateurs passionate about the things of the ancient and modern Orient. His activity is at once scholarly, multidisciplinary and directed towards the cultivated public. In 1921 and at the initiative of Paulin Ladeuze (1870-1940), rector of the University of Louvain, the Orientalists of Belgium created the “Belgian Society of Oriental Studies”, which had as its first president the Indianist Louis from La Vallée-Poussin (1869-1938) and as first vice-president the Egyptologist Jean Capart (1877-1947). The aim was to give Belgian Orientalists the means to promote their sciences but also to meet and exchange the fruits of their research. In the presidency, Christian Bolsheist and specialist Paul Peeters (1870-1950), historian and Egyptologist Jacques Pirenne (1891-1972), Islamologist Armand Abel (1903-1973), the Egyptologist Aristide Theodorides (1911-1994) and, since 1995, the Egyptologist Christian Cannuyer (Catholic University of Lille), assisted by two vice-presidents, the Islamologist Daniel de Smet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, CNRS Villejuif – France) and the hittitologist René Lebrun (Professor Emeritus of the Catholic University of Louvain). In February 2017, the “Belgian Society of Oriental Studies” received the patent of the title of “royal” that King Philippe deigned to grant to the association.

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Russian Imperial Society of Archeology



The ” ‘Russian Imperial Archeology Society’ ‘or Russian Archeology Society (originally:’ archeology and numismatic society ” ‘) is a scientific society of the Russian Empire, established in St. Petersburg in 1846.

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Imperial Orthodox Society of Palestine



The Imperial Orthodox Society of Palestine (Императорское Православное Палестинское общество) (or IPPO) was founded on May 8, 1882 by Vassili Khitrovo with the permission of Emperor Alexander III of Russia. It was reformed and confirmed in 1919, 1922, 1925, 1930, 1952, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2002 and 2003. In 1918, it was renamed Russian Society of Palestine dependent on the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic . Its field of activity is today both in the Russian Federation and abroad. In September 2008, the government of Israel decided to return to Russia the building that once housed the Russian Orthodox Hotel St. Sergius, or St. Sergius Mission in Jerusalem, which had become the Ministry of Agriculture. Israeli. He had belonged until the October Revolution to the imperial society of Palestine and counted among his chief benefactors the Grand Duke Serge Aleksandrovich of Russia. This decision was effective in February 2009.

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Imperial Society of Archeology



The ” ‘Imperial Archeology Society’ ” (named before 1881 and after 1918 Moscow archeology society) is a society founded in the 1860s in Imperial Russia in Moscow to promote archeological works.

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Society of history and archeology of the borough of Saint-Malo



The ” ‘Society of History and Archeology of the district of Saint-Malo’ ” is a learned society whose object is the study and the historical and archaeological research in the district of Saint-Malo and of the ancient dioceses of Dol and Saint-Malo. It was founded in 1899 by Louis Duchesne, Hippollyte Harvut, Jean-Marie Hamon and Eugene Herpin, Étienne Dupont. The Society of History and Archeology sets itself the task of safeguarding the historical and archaeological heritage (monuments, buildings, urban or natural sites …) of the region. It currently has 710 members and organizes twelve meetings a year, five excursions and various local visits. It publishes each year the “Annals of the Society of history and archeology of the district of Saint-Malo” which report the research of its members, and published tables covering all the “Annals” until 1999. The Society awards a student prize each year. It is part of the Federation of Historical Societies of Brittany, which groups together ten companies.

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Archaeological Society of the South of France



The Archaeological Society of the South of France is a historical-artistic society founded in Toulouse in 1831, by fourteen amateurs in the salon of the Marquis de Castellane, its first president. It makes known the monuments of the South of France. It is one of the first “antique” companies created in the provinces, after Rouen and Caen. His works are published in an annual volume of memoirs. It has its seat at the Assézat Hotel.

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Archaeological Society of Touraine



The Archaeological Society of Touraine (SAT), founded in 1840 and recognized by public utility in 1872, welcomes all those, amateur or curious, students or professionals, who are interested, work or want to work on the study, defense and illustration of the past of Touraine and its heritage.

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Archaeological Society of Athens



The ” ‘Archaeological Society of Athens’ ” (in Greek) is one of the main Greek archaeological organizations. The company was founded in 1837 under the impetus of King Otto as the first institute of the new independent Greek state to promote and explore the legacy of ancient Greece in general, and Athens in particular. The first president was Ludwig Ross. Soon after its creation, it began extensive archaeological programs: in 1839-1840, it began excavations in Athens, clearing the Tower of the Winds, the monument of Thrasyllos, the Propylaea of ​​the Acropolis and the Erechtheum. In 1840-1841, she brought to light the theater of Dionysus. After a pause due to financial difficulties, the Society sponsored excavations in Athens every year between 1858 and 1894. It played an important role in the concession of the different Greek archaeological sites to foreign institutes (French School of Athens, British School at Athens, American School of Classical Studies, etc.) competing for them. The Archaeological Society publishes each year a summary of the work of its various missions, and a review which presents the detailed results.

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