The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

Alice Mouton is directrice de recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France), and since 2012 Professor of Hittite at the Catholic University of Paris. Her main research area is the study of the religions of Hittite Anatolia.

Mouton worked for 8 years as a researcher and a teacher in Strasburg, where she defended her Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 2012. In 2013 she entered the “Orient et Méditerranée” CNRS team in Ivry sur Seine.

Mouton has edited several Hittite cuneiform tablets from Boğazköy. She is associated with the “Textzeugnisse der Hethiter” Project of Mainz University, as well as with the Fasıllar Survey Project, a Turkish project supervised by Yrd. Doç. Yiğit Erbil (Hacettepe University, Ankara).

From 2009 until 2012, Mouton supervised an interdisciplinary project on rites of passage in the Ancient Near East, “Vivre, Grandir, Mourir dans l'Antiquité”. This 4-year project was supported by the French National Agency for Research (ANR).

From March 1st, 2018, she will supervise another research project entitled: “Luwili. Luwian religious discourse between Anatolia and Syria”. This 3-year project is supported by the French national agency for research (ANR) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and will be led both by Mouton and Ilya Yakubovich (Marburg University).

Since 2004, Mouton teaches several levels of cuneiform Hittite and hieroglyphic Luwian first at Strasburg University and, since 2012, at the Catholic University of Paris.

Selected Publications