Professor Martina Minas-Nerpel

Professor Martina Minas-Nerpel
Professor
Classics, Ancient History & Egyptology
Telephone: (01792) 295188

I am Professor of Egyptology at Swansea University. I earned my Magister Artium (M.A.) in Egyptology and Classical Archaeology at Trier University (Germany) and subsequently completed a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) research degree in Egyptology at Oxford University before returning to Trier University, first with a Lectureship, then with an Assistant Professorship (Hochschulassistentin) in Egyptology. At Trier University, I completed the Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. phil.) and the Habilitation (Dr. habil.) before moving to Swansea in autumn 2006. I was previously an Alexander von Humboldt-research scholar at Oxford University (2002) and a visiting professor at Ain Shams University, Cairo (2005). I served on the Board of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society for three years from December 2010 and am now a member of their Fieldwork and Research Committee. At Swansea University I serve as the Director of the Graduate Centre of the College of Arts and Humanities.

Publications

  1. Offering the jj.t-knife to Haroeris in the temple of Isis at Shanhur. In R. Jasnow and G. Widmer (Ed.), In: R. Jasnow and G. Widmer (eds.), Illuminating Osiris. Egyptological Studies in Honor of Mark Smith. (pp. 259-275). Atlanta, USA: Lockwood Press.
  2. & (Eds.). Ägyptische Königinnen vom Neuen Reich bis in die islamische Zeit. Beiträge zur Konferenz in der Kulturabteilung der Botschaft der Arabischen Republik Ägypten in Berlin am 19.01.2013.. Vaterstetten: Verlag Patrick Brose.
  3. ‘Arsinoe II. und Berenike II.: Frühptolemäische Königinnen im Spannungsfeld zweier Kulturen’.. In M. Eldamaty, F. Hoffmann, and M. Minas-Nerpel (Ed.), Ägyptische Königinnen vom Neuen Reich bis in die islamische Zeit. Beiträge zur Konferenz in der Kulturabteilung der Botschaft der Arabischen Republik Ägypten in Berlin am 19.01.2013.. (pp. 87-114). Vaterstetten/Germany: Verlag Patrick Brose.
  4. ‘Pharaoh and temple building in the fourth century BC’ (in press for 2017). In P. McKechnie (Ed.), Ptolemy I Soter and the transformation of Egypt 404–282 BC, international conference held at Macquarie University Sydney, 28–30 September 2011. Leiden: Brill.
  5. Ptolemaic queens in the Egyptian temple reliefs: Inter-cultural reflections of political authority, or religious imperatives?. In In P. Kousoulis and N. Lazaridis (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, 22-29 May 2008. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta.. (pp. 809-821). Leuven/Belgium: Peeters.

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Teaching

  • CL-M30 Understanding Ancient Egyptian Culture

    This module will introduce students to selected key theories, methodologies and approaches currently used to further the study of ancient Egyptian culture. Case- studies will be presented based on the expertise of the staff and may vary.

  • CL-M74 Beginning Middle Egyptian 2 (MA)

    The module introduces the student to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Middle Egyptian Language 1 for MA students and takes the student on to a better understanding of Egyptian grammar and culture.

Supervision

  • An examination of the economic classification of donations to temples between the Twenty-first Dynasty and the Ptolemaic Period (1077-30 BC) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Troy Sagrillo
  • 'Diegetic Lists in the Early Egyptian ''''Book of the Dead.'''' A Contextual Analysis of Demonic Entities in Private Second Millennium Manuscripts' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kasia Szpakowska
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kasia Szpakowska
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kasia Szpakowska
  • 'Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age.' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Troy Sagrillo
  • 'An Analysis and Interpretation of the Role of the Rekhyt-People Within the Egyptian temple.' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kasia Szpakowska
  • 'Typology and Artisanship in twenty-Fifth Dynasty Theban Shabtis: The Chief Lector priest Pedamenope' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Troy Sagrillo
  • 'Maintaining the Status Quo: An Examination of Social Relations at Medinet Habu during the Reign of Ramesses XI as Expressed in the Late Ramesside Letters.' (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Troy Sagrillo
  • An interpretation of the symbolism of the cone on the head of the male tomb owner in Ancient Egyptian New Kingdom mortuary art. (awarded 2008)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kasia Szpakowska