Professor at Université catholique de Louvain
Areas of expertise
- - Elamite history
- - Elamite philology
- - Achaemenid history
- - Languages of the Achaemenid Empire
- J. TAVERNIER, Iranica in the Achaemenid period (ca. 550-330 B.C.). Lexicon of Old Iranian proper names and loanwords, attested in non-Iranian texts (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 158), Leuven: Peeters, 2007.
- J. TAVERNIER, “Elamite and Old Iranian Afterlife Concepts”, K. De Graef & J. Tavernier (eds.), Susa and Elam: Archaeological, Philological, Historical and Geographical Perspectives. Proceedings of the International Congress held at Ghent University, December 14-17, 2009 (MDP 58), Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2013, 471-489.
- J. TAVERNIER, “Migrations des savoirs entre l’Élam et la Mésopotamie”, Res Antiquae 7 (Louvain, 2010), 199-222.
Jan Tavernier defended his PhD on Iranian proper names and loanwords in non-Iranian texts from the Achaemenid period in May 2002. From 2002 until 2008 he worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) before becoming chargé de cours at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium).