Ann-Katrin Gill

Ann-Katrin Gill

Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellow in Egyptology

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My research focuses on ancient Egyptian religion and magic, in particular funerary and ritual texts. I aim to contextualise their production and use, especially by the identification of individual scribes and priestly families, and their social milieu. I specialise in hieratic, the cursive writing form of Egyptian hieroglyphs, and I also work on the ancient Egyptian language with a specific focus on its later phases in the Late and Graeco-Roman Periods, i.e. Demotic—designating both the later phase of the language and its cursive writing form—and the hieroglyphic writings inscribed on temple walls of the Ptolemaic Period.

My postdoc project entitled ‘The Khoiak-Festival in the Temple of Karnak at Thebes in the First Millennium BC: A Glimpse into Ancient Egyptian Festival Practice’ includes the study and publication of four major sources. It is intended to enrich our knowledge of this major ancient Egyptian festival, and more specifically of the texts that had to be recited during the festivities and their connection to the practical actions that had to be carried out.

Current Projects

‘Of parts and pieces: Reassembling the Osiris liturgies of the Hood-Hearst Papyrus’ in collaboration with Dr Francisco Bosch-Puche, The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. Previously conducted by Dr Emily Cole, Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications

The Hieratic Ritual Books of Pawerem (P. BM EA 10252 and P. BM EA 10081) from the late 4th century BC, Studien zur spätägyptischen Religion 25, Wiesbaden 2019.

‘The Glorifications of Herisenef in the Museo Egizio (P. Turin R.08)’, Rivista del Museo Egizio 3 (2019).

‘The funerary papyri of the brothers Djedher (TT 414) and Pakherkhonsu in the Museo Egizio and the British Museum with some observations on scribal practices’, Studien zur altägyptischen Kultur 48 (2019).

‘“It looks like a hypocephalus, but it is not”: Some extraordinary papyrus fragments in the Museo Egizio (Provv. 6133)’, Rivista del Museo Egizio (2018).

‘Catalogue of the Queen’s College Collection on Display in the Peet Library’, online publication 2017, pp. 1–17, available through the homepage of the Queen’s College, Oxford:

‘The Unusual Hypocephalus of Pawerem, son of Qaqa (Stockholm MME 1977:6)’, in Göttinger Miszellen 246 (2015), pp. 37–48.

‘The Spells against Enemies in the Papyrus of Pawerem (P. BM EA 10252): A Preliminary Report’, in B. Backes/J. Dielemann (eds.), Liturgical Texts for Osiris and the Deceased in Late Period and Greco-Roman Egypt, Studien zur spätägyptischen Religion 14, Wiesbaden 2015, pp. 133–142.

‘An Inscription from the Temple of Hibis in a New Light: The Second Register of the North Wall of Room H2 and Its Parallel in a Late Period Papyrus’, in Göttinger Miszellen 241 (2014), pp. 15–23.

‘Das Buch zum Schutz der Neschmet-Barke: Ein spätzeitliches Ritual in einem Grab des Neuen Reiches’, in G. Neunert/K. Gabler/A. Verbovsek (eds.), Nekropolen: Grab – Bild – Ritual. Beiträge des zweiten Münchner Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie (MAJA 2) 2. bis 4.12.2011, Göttinger Orientforschungen IV. Reihe Ägypten 54, Wiesbaden 2013, pp. 65–66.

‘Ein ptolemäisches Gesetz zum Handel mit importiertem Wein (P. UB Trier S 188-61)’, in Archiv für Papyrusforschung 58/2 (2012), pp. 228–245.


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