We were honoured and pleased to welcome Naphtali Meshel, philologist and professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), for a second residency at the Institute.

Prof. Meshel studies Comparative Religion and the Hebrew Bible, and collaborates with Matthieu Barbier to develop a new and ancient science of ritual (Project "Thinking Rite").

His presence also gave us the opportunity to organize a journal club on "Ainu Bear Rituals", and to enjoy the beauty of the Pyrenees !