Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet historian
Fields of research
Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet, professor of Ancient History at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, is a specialist in the Ancient Greek world of the Archaic and Classical periods (8th B. C. - 4th B. C.).
She takes a special interest in gender issues and analyses the discourses and practices of that time, which provide information on the meaning of gender differences as perceived by the Ancients. She studied more specifically the case of Artemisia of Halicarnassus, a warrior woman who was a "bête noire" of Athens.
She explains her working methods, which consist in studying the published texts in libraries and analyzing images and inscriptions on objects, monuments and stelae by visiting museums or excavation sites. She also talks about her teaching duties.