Stephen Quirke

Research Interests

  • History of state/institutionalisation
  • Gender
  • Egyptian language
  • Museology
  • Ethics in archaeology and anthropology

Research Directory Records


Educational Background

  • BA: University of Cambridge
  • PhD: University of Cambridge
  • Picton,J., Quirke,S., Roberts,P. (2007), Living Images: Egyptian Funerary Portraits in the Petrie Museum,Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press. ISBN: 978-1-59874-251-0.
  • Quirke,S. (2007). Interwoven Destinies: Egyptians and English in the Labour of Archaeology, 1880-2007. Chapter 3.7 in Brehony,B., El-Desouky,A. (ed.) British-Egyptian Relations from Suez to the Present Day. SOAS Middle East Issues series. London: Saqi, 1st edition, 247-273. ISBN: 978-0-86356-685-1
  • Quirke,S. (2007). The Hyksos in Egypt 1600BC: new rulers without an administration. Chapter 8 in Crawford,H. (ed.) Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt from Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein. Proceedings of the British Academy series. London: British Academy, 123-139
  • Quirke,S. (2007). 'Book of the Dead Chapter 178': a late Middle Kingdom compilation or excerpts? Chapter 7 in Grallert,S., Grajetzki,W. (ed.) Life and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt during the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period. London: Golden House Publications, 100-122. ISBN: 9781906137014
  • Quirke,S. (2007). Women of Lahun 1850-1700BC: An Exercise in Historical Archaeology. Chapter 11 in Hamilton,S., Whitehouse,R., Wright,K.I. (ed.) Archaeology and Women. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 246-262. ISBN: 978-1-59874-223-7
  • Quirke,S. (2007). Labour at Lahun. in Hawass,Z., Richards,J. (ed.) The archaeology and art of Ancient Egypt. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte Cahiers series. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 273-288. ISBN: 987-977-437-241-4
  • Quirke,S. (2006). In the name of the king: on late Middle Kingdom cylinders. in Czerny,E. et al (ed.) Timelines. Studies in Honour of Manfred Bietak. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 149, Volume 1 series. Leuven: , 263-274. ISBN: 90-429-1730-X
  • Quirke,S. (2006). Translation choices across 5000 years: Egyptian, Greek, Arabic libraries in a land of many languages. in Herman,T. (ed.) . Manchester: St Jerome Publishing, 265-283. ISBN: 1-900650-85-1
  • Quirke,S., Collier,M. (2006), The UCL Lahun Papyri: Accounts, British Archaeological Reports International Series 1471 series. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports. ISBN: 1-84171-907-2
  • Sully,D., Quirke,S., Ucko,P.J. (2006). Hathor, goddess of love and joy, a Norfolk wherry launched in 1905. Public Archaeology 5(1), 26-36. ISSN: 1465-5187
  • Ucko,P.J., Price,C., Quirke,S. (2006). A recent Egyptianizing house built on the bank of the Thames. Public Archaeology 5(1), 51-57. ISSN: 1465-5187
  • Ucko,P.J., Price,C., Quirke,S. (2006). The Earl's Court Homebase car park facade. Public Archaeology 5(1), 42-50. ISSN: 1465-5187
  • Ucko,P.J., Quirke,S. (2006). 2004 advertisement for the TV version of Agatha Christie's 'Death on the Nile' Public Archaeology 5(1), . ISSN: 1465-5187
  • Ucko,P.J., Quirke,S. (2006). Living Symbols of Ancient Egypt: Introduction. Public Archaeology 5(1), 5-14. ISSN: 1465-5187
  • Ucko,P.J., Quirke,S. (2006). The Petrie Medal. Public Archaeology 5(1), 15-25. ISSN: 1465-5187
  • Ucko,P.J., Quirke,S.Q., Sully,D. (2006). The past in the present and future: concluding thoughts. Public Archaeology 5(1), 58-72. ISSN: 1465-5187
  • Quirke,S. (2005). Die Totentexte des verschollenen Sarges der Königin Mentuhotep aus der 13. Dynastie Ein Textzeuge aus der Übergangszeit von den Sargtexten zum Totenbuch (Studien zum Altägyptischen Totenbuch 8). Geisen,C. Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions 5, 228-238. ISSN: 1569-2116
  • Quirke,S. (2005), Lahun: A Town in Egypt 1800BC and the History of its Landscape, London: Golden House Publications. ISBN: 0955025613.
  • Quirke, S. (2004). ‘Identifying the officials of the Fifteenth Dynasty.’ In Scarabs of the Second Millennium BC from Egypt, Nubia, Crete and the Levant: Chronological and Historical Implications (ed. Manfred Bietak and Ernst Czerny) Vienna, 171-193.
  • Quirke, S. (2004). ‘Reading gender in ancient Egyptian healing papyri.’ In National Healths. Gender, Sexuality and health in a cross-cultural context (eds. M. Worton and N. Wilson-Tagoe) UCL Press.
  • Quirke, S. (2004). Egyptian Literature 1800 BC: questions and readings. Golden House Publications, London.
  • Quirke, S. (2004). Titles and bureaux of Egypt 1850-1700 BC. Golden House Publications, London.
  • Quirke, S. with Mark Collier (2004). The UCL Lahun Papyri: religious, literary, medical, legal. British Archaeological Reports, Oxford.
  • Quirke, S. with David O’Connor (eds.) (2003). Edited. Mysterious Lands. UCL Press, London.
  • Quirke, S. (2003). ‘ Two Thirteenth Dynasty heart scarabs’, in Jaarbericht Ex Oriente Lux 37 31-40.
  • Quirke, S. with Mark Collier (2002). The UCL Lahun Papyri: Letters. British Archaeological Reports, Oxford.
  • Quirke, S. (2001). Colour vocabularies in Ancient Egyptian, pp.186-192 with pl.6.1. In Davies, W.V. (ed.), Colour and Painting in ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Press.
  • Quirke, S. (2001). With Robert Morkot, ‘Inventing the Twenty-fifth Dynasty’. In Begegnungen. Antike Kulturen im Niltal. Festgabe für Erika Endesfelder, Karl-Heinz Priese, Walter Friedrich Reineke, Steffen Wenig, Leipzig.
  • Quirke, S, (2001). The Cult of Ra. London: Thames and Hudson.
  • Quirke, S, (1999). The Middle Kingdom Stelae in the State Hermitage. Saint Petersburg and Utrecht: State Hermitage and CCER
  • Quirke, S (ed), (1998). Lahun Studies. SIA Publications

Current Students

  • Ahmed Mekawy Ouda Weret-hekau "great of magic" in the religious landscape of ancient Egypt (second supervisor Jeremy Tanner)

Second Supervisor

  • Paul Harrison Profane Egyptologists: Linegae, Lecay, and Cultural Incorporation (principal supervisor Beverley Butler)
  • Massimiliano Pinarello Deconstruction of the Ancient Egyptian scribe: A corpus of writing equipment (principal supervisor David Jeffreys)

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