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Richard Bussmann

Research Interests

  • Social and cultural anthropological approaches to ancient Egypt
  • Cultural diversity and long-term development of ancient Egyptian society
  • Correlation of ancient Egyptian material culture, images, and texts
  • Head of the project "The seals and seal impressions from Hierakonpolis"

Research Directory Records

Educational Background

  • 2002 Magister exam, Free University Berlin
  • 2004-2006 PhD fellow of the graduate school "Images of deities - images of god - images of the world", Göttingen University
  • 2007 DPhil in Egyptology, Free University Berlin
  • 2010 Post-doctoral Feodor Lynen fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University

Book

  • In prep. The Materiality of Administration. Seals and Seal Impressions from Hierakonpolis.
  • In prep. The Archaeology of Pharaonic Egypt. From State Formation to Empire (ca. 2700-1700 BC), Cambridge University Press.
  • 2010 Die Provinztempel Ägyptens von der 0. bis zur 11. Dynastie. Archäologie und Geschichte einer gesellschaftlichen Institution zwischen Residenz und Provinz. Boston, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers (PÄ 30)

Articles

  • under review Egyptian Archaeology and Social Anthropology. In Gosden, C. et al. (eds), Oxford Handbook of Archaeology Online.
  • under review Mythical Places. In Bommas, M. (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Ancient Egyptian Religion. Blackwell Publisher, Oxford.
  • in press Administration beyond writing. Nekhen News.
  • in press Re-materialising "state formation": Hierakonpolis 2.0. In Quirke, S. and P. Piacentini, C. Orsenigo (eds), Forming Material Egypt.
  • in press Urbanism and Temple Religion: A Comment on Hierakonpolis. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology.
  • in press Cult and kingship in provincial Egypt. The early temple of Satet on Elephantine island. In Mylonopoulos, C. (ed.), Archaeology and ritual.
  • in press Krieg und Zwangsarbeit im pharaonischen Ägypten. In Gestwa, K. and K. von Lingen (ed.), Zwangsarbeit als Kriegsressource in Europa und Asien. Schoeningh Ferdinand Gmbh, Paderborn 2014
  • in press Akteure - Praktiken - Institutionen. Altägyptische Tempelvotive und die Religion des sozialen Nahbereichs. In Maul, S. (ed.), Weihungen und Weihgaben in antiken Heiligtümern.
  • in press The Social Setting of the Temple of Satet on Elephantine. In Seidlmayer, S. and D. Raue, P. Speiser (eds), The First Cataract – One Region, Various Perspectives. Mainz: Zabern. (SDAIK)
  • in press Changing cultural paradigms. King and Temple in the 11th Dynasty. In Kousoulis, P. (ed.), Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Egyptologists, Leuven: Peeters Publishers. (OLA)
  • in press Fertility Figurines of the New Kingdom from Tell Edfu 2006. In Moeller, N. (ed.), Tell Edfu Reports I.
  • 2013 In Seidlmayer S.J. and D. Raue, P. Speiser (eds), The First Cataract of the Nile: One Region - Diverse Perspectives, 21-34. De Gruyter: Berlin.
  • 2011 The seals and seal impressions from Hierakonpolis. Egyptian Archaeology 38: 17-19.
  • 2011 Die ägyptischen Tempel der Staatsentstehungszeit. In Morenz, L. and R. Kuhn (eds), Vorspannoder formative Phase? Ägypten und der Vordere Orient 3500-2700 v. Chr., 109-128. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (Philippika 48)
  • 2011 Local traditions in early Egyptian temples. In Friedman, R. and F. N. Friske (eds), Egypt at its Origins III. Proceedings of the Third International Conference "Origins of the State. Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt", 747-762. Leuven: Peeters Publishers. (OLA 205)
  • 2010 Der Kult für die Königsmutter Anchenes-Merire I. im Tempel des Chontamenti. Zwei unpublizierte Türstürze der 6. Dynastie aus Abydos. Studien zur altägyptischen Kultur 39: 101-119.
  • 2008 Praxis und kulturelle Konstruktion des ägyptischen Götterkults. Chronologische und soziologische Perspektiven auf eine soziokulturelle Institution. Isched 1/2008: 25-29.
  • 2007 Pepi I and the Temple of Satet at Elephantine. In Stevenson, A. and R. Mairs (eds), Current Research in Egyptology 2005: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Symposium, 16-21. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • 2006 Der Kult im frühen Satet-Tempel von Elephantine. In Mylonopoulos, J. and H. Roeder (eds), Archäologie und Ritual: Auf der Suche nach der rituellen Handlung in den antiken Kulturen Ägyptens und Griechenlands, 25-36. Wien: Phoibos Verlag
  • 2004 Siedlungen im Kontext der Pyramiden des Alten Reiches. Mitteilungen des Detuschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kario 60: 17-39.
  • 2004 Die Pyramidenstädte: Siedlungsarchäologie im Schatten der Pyramiden. In Hölzl, C. (ed.), Die Pyramiden Ägyptens: Monumente der Ewigkeit, 167-173. Wien: Verlag Christian Branstätter.
  • 2003 Die Pyramidenstädte des Alten Reiches. SOKAR 6: 23-27.

Reviews

  • 2013 Review of B. Kemp (2012). City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Amarna and its People. London: Thames and Hudson. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 23(3):557-559.
  • 2013 Review of D. J. Brewer (2012). The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: Beyond Pharaohs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews 3:25-27.
  • 2012 Review of K. Bard (2008): An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Boston. Oxford: Blackwell. Journal of Near Eastern Studies 71(2), 369-371.
  • 2011 Reveiw of K. Wiedmaier (2009): Landschaften und ihre Bilder in ägyptischen Texten des zweiten Jahrtausends v. Chr. GOF IV.37. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz. Orientalia 80: 121-124.
  • 2011 Review of the conference "Zwangsarbeit als Kriegswaffe" (Forced labour as a weapon of war), Freudenstadt 22.24.9.2100: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=3848&count=3668&recno=1&sort=datum&order=down

Current students

  • Tatjana Beuthe Interculltural exchanges between Egypt and the Ancient Near East (co-supervisor Katherine Wright)
  • Massimiliano Pinarello Deconstruction of the Ancient Egyptian scribe: A corpus of writing equipment (principal supervisor Stephen Quirke)
  • Frederik Rademakers Ancient urban copper metallurgy in Qantir (Pi-Ramesses) (principal supervisor Thilo Rehren)
  • Micol di Teodoro The kheneret wer: new research (principal supervisor Stephen Quirke)
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Research Interests

  • Social and cultural anthropological approaches to ancient Egypt
  • Cultural diversity and long-term development of ancient Egyptian society
  • Correlation of ancient Egyptian material culture, images, and texts
  • Head of the project "The seals and seal impressions from Hierakonpolis"

Research Directory Records

Educational Background

  • 2002 Magister exam, Free University Berlin
  • 2004-2006 PhD fellow of the graduate school "Images of deities - images of god - images of the world", Göttingen University
  • 2007 DPhil in Egyptology, Free University Berlin
  • 2010 Post-doctoral Feodor Lynen fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University

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