Vincent Francigny

Vincent Francigny

American Museum of Natural History, New York
2013 Grant Recipient
V Francigny

Sedeinga. The West Necropolis

Vincent Francigny is a French Egyptologist, researcher at the CNRS (UMR 8167 - Orient & Méditerranée / University of the Sorbonne - Letters), specialist of the Kushite kingdoms in Sudan (Napata and Méroé). He directed the French Section of the Direction of Antiquities of Sudan (SFDAS) from 2014 to 2019. Since 2009, he has co-drected with the linguist Claude Rilly the Mission of Sedeinga and since 2015 he has been the director of the mission of the Sai Island in Sudan. Since 1999, he has carried out more than thirty missions in the Nile valley and was a member of the mission of the University of Lille 3 on the island of Saï (Nubia), of the French mission of Sedeinga (Nubia), the Lille 3 mission in Zankor (Kordofan) and the French mission in el-Hassa (Keraba).

Between 2000 and 2002 he received a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work at the SFDAS and the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum. He was then in charge of the collections of the Institute of Papyrology and Egyptology of the University of Lille 3 before becoming a researcher at the SFDAS between 2005 and 2010. He then did a post-doctorate at the Division of Anthropology / African Ethnology from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York, between 2011 and 2012. He is an associate researcher at AMNH, associate researcher at UMR 8164, and associate researcher at SFDAS.

For his research work, Vincent Francigny was notably awarded by the Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation in 2003 and received the Max Serres Prize from the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres in 2004.

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