Dr.

Christian Knoblauch

Christian.Knoblauch(at)oeaw.ac.at
+43 1 51581-6104

Biographie

Archäologe mit Spezialisierung in Ägyptischer und Sudanesischer Archäologie. PhD Studium an der Macquarie University, Sydney. Assistant Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology an der Monash Universität, Melbourne (2008–2010) und Universitätsassistent am Institut für Ägyptologie der Universität Wien (2010–2014). Seit 2015 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des FWF START Projekts „Beyond Politics: Material Culture of Second Intermediate Period Egypt and Nubia“ am Institut OREA (ÖAW). Seit 2012 Co-Director des Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project (Sudan), und seit 2016 Assistant Director des University of Michigan Abydos Middle Cemetery Project (Egypt).

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

  • The archaeology of colonialism
  • Material culture studies
  • Egypt and Nubia
  • Egypt and the Levant
  • The archaeology of ritual and the archaeology of rubbish
  • The relative chronology of Egypt in the Third Millennium BCE

Publications

Publications

PUBLICATIONS (CURRENT)

Submitted

  • The Late Middle Kingdom in the Cemeteries at Mirgissa (Nubia): Pottery and Relative Chronology, Cahiers de la Céramique Egyptienne
  • Die Keramik vom B-Friedhof, Abydos, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (with E. C. Köhler)
  • Pottery Deposits in the Abydos Middle Cemetery (Old Kingdom-Middle Kingdom), in I. Regulski (ed.), Abydos: The Sacred Land at the Western Horizon, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, Leuven
  • Old Kingdom Ceramics from the Tomb of Weni the Elder at Abydos in T. Rzeuska and A. Wodzinska (eds) Studies in Old Kingdom Pottery II, Warsaw
  • A New Group of Middle Kingdom Embalming Deposits? Another look at Pottery Dumps and Repositories for Building Materials in Middle Kingdom Cemeteries, Egypt and the Levant


2016

  • The burial customs of Middle Kingdom colonial communities in Nubia: Possibilities and problems, in N. Spencer, A. Stevens and M. Binder (eds.), Nubia in the New Kingdom: Lived experience, pharaonic control and indigenous traditions, British Museum Publications on Egypt and Sudan, 3, Leuven (in press)
  • Review of O’Connor, David. The Old Kingdom Town at Buhen (EES Excavation Memoire 106). Pp. xiv + 338, figs. 110, b&w pls. 65. Egypt Exploration Society, London 2014. £70. ISBN 978-0-85698-215-6 (paper), American Journal of Archaeology 120/4 (in press)
  • Introduction, in Vienna 2 - Ancient Egyptian Ceramics in the 21stCentury Proceedings of the International Conference held at the University of Vienna 14th–18th of May, 2012, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, Peeters, Leuven (with B. Bader and E. C. Köhler)


2015

  • The Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project. Report on the First Survey Season. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 69 (2013), 103–142 (with L. Bestock and A. Makovics)
  • Living beyond the walls: new evidence for Egyptian colonialism at Uronarti, Nubia. Antiquity 89 (344, Project Gallery) (with L. Bestock)


2014

  • Royal Cult and Burial in the Egyptian First Dynasty: The Early Dynastic Pottery from the Royal Enclosures Aha II and III at Abydos, Archeo-Nil 24, 125–161
  • Revisiting Middle Kingdom Interactions in Nubia: The Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 6:4, 32–35 (with L. Bestock)


2012

  • The Ruler of Kush (Kerma) at Buhen during the Second Intermediate Period: A Reinterpretation of Buhen Stela 691 and Related Objects, in Knoblauch, C; Gill, J. (eds), Egyptology in Australia and New Zealand 2009. Proceedings of the conference held in Melbourne, September 4th–6th, BAR International Series 2355, Oxford, 85–96
  • Middle Kingdom Ceramics from the Australian Centre for Egyptology Excavations at Helwan/cEzbet Walda, in: R. Schiestl, and A. Seiler (eds.), A Handbook of Egyptian Middle Kingdom Pottery. Part II: Regional Volume, Synchronization of Chronologies in the Eastern Mediterranean Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 131–146
  • The Memphite area in the late First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom, in: L. Evans, (ed.), Ancient Memphis: 'Enduring is the Perfection'. Proceedings of the international conference held at Macquarie University, Sydney on August 14–15, 2008, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 214, Leuven , 267–278
  • All that glitters: A Case Study of Regional Aspects of Egyptian Middle Kingdom Pottery Production in Lower Nubia and the Second Cataract, Cahiers de la Céramique Egyptienne 9, 167–183
  • Nubian Burial Customs, in: S. D`Auria, M. Fischer and P. Lacovara (eds.) Ancient Kingdoms of Nubia, American University of Cairo Press, Cairo, 145–153
  • Nubian Pottery, in: S. D`Auria, M. Fischer and P. Lacovara (eds.) Ancient Kingdoms of Nubia, American University of Cairo Press, Cairo, 200–209
  • Elephantine and Aswan, in: S. D`Auria, M. Fischer and P. Lacovara (eds.) Ancient Kingdoms of Nubia, American University of Cairo Press, 406–410
  • Gebel Sheik Suleiman, in: S. D`Auria, M. Fischer and P. Lacovara (eds.) Ancient Kingdoms of Nubia, American University of Cairo Press, Cairo, 338–339

EDITORSHIPS


2016

  • Vienna 2 – Ancient Egyptian Ceramics in the 21st Century. Proceedings of the International Conference held at the University of Vienna, 14th–18th of May 2012, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 245 (with B. Bader and E.C. Köhler).

2012

  • Egyptology in Australia and New Zealand 2009. Proceedings of the conference held in Melbourne, September 4th–6th, BAR International Series 2355, Oxford (with J. Gill).

Detailed Biography

Detailed Biography

ACADEMIC CAREER

  • 2010–2014
    Assistant Professor  at the Institute for Egyptology, University of Vienna
  • 2010
    Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology (Level B), Monash University, Melbourne
  • 2008–2010
    Assistant Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology (Level A), Monash University, Melbourne
  • 2007–2008
    Lecturing and teaching appointments at Macquarie University und Sydney University
  • 2007
    PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • 2004–2007
    Guest Doctoral Student at the Freie Universität, Berlin
  • 2002
    Qualifying Thesis, Macquarie university, Sydney
  • 2001
    M.A. Egyptology, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • 1999
    B.A., Macquarie University

 

SCIENTIFIC CAREER

  • Since 2015
    Scientific Member of the START Project Beyond Politics: Material Culture of Second Intermediate Period Egypt and Nubia (Y754-G19)
  • Since 2011
    Co-Director of the Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project, North-Sudan (with L. Bestock, Brown University)
  • Since 2009
    Ceramicist for the University of Michigan Abydos Middle Cemetery Project

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2013–2014
    International Association of Egyptologists

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2012
    Awarding of funding from the Curtis T. and Mary G. Brennan Fund for Archaeological Research (Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project)
  • 2010
    Dean’s award for Excellence in Teaching, Monash University
  • 2009
    Dean’s award for Excellence in Teaching, Monash University
  • 2004–2006
    Australian Postgraduate Award , Macquarie University

Presentations

Presentations

PAPERS OF THE LAST YEARS


2016

  • “The „Campaign Palace of Senwosret III“ on Uronarti (Northern Sudan)”. 10th International Congress for the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • “The material culture of the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt and Nubia: Case Study Abydos”. 10th International Congress for the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna


2015

  • “Offering Deposits in the Abydos Middle Cemetery”. Abydos: The Sacred Land at the Western Horizon, British Museum London (invited paper)


2014

  • “Global Structures and Local Histories”. Results to date and future perspectives of the Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project, OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Royal Cult in the Early First Dynasty: The Pottery from the Superstructures of the Aha II and III Enclosures at Abydos, Egypt at its Origins 5, Institute Français d’Archéologie OrientalCairo, April
  • The Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project: Report on the First Two Seasons, The 13th International Conference of Nubian Studies, Neuchatel, September
  • Pottery Deposits, Rubbish Pits and Embalmers’ Deposits in Egyptian Middle Kingdom Cemeteries, Abfallhaufen oder Kultische Ablagerungen, OREA, Austrian Academy of Sciences, June

CONFERENCE ORGANISATION


2014

  • Member of organising committee of the OREA workshop Abfallhaufen oder Kultische Ablagerungen, 5th–6th June, Austrian Academy of Sciences

2012

  • Member of organising committee of the international Conference Vienna II: Ancient Egyptian Ceramics in the 21st Century, Institute for Egyptology, Vienna, 14th–19th May

2009

  • Member of the organizing committee of the international conference The First Australasian Conference for Young Egyptologists, Monash University, 25th–27th September 

Teaching

Teaching

Vienna University 2010–2014


Lectures

  • Geschichte und Archäologie II – Altes Reich bis Ende des Mittleren Reiches
  • Spezialthema Geschichte/Archäologie – Krieg und Frieden im Alten Ägypten
  • Geschichte und Archäologie Nubiens,
  • Geschichte und Archäologie I – Vorgeschichte bis Ende der Frühzeit
  • Geschichte und Archäologie von Abydos
  • Archäologie und Geschichte III –Zweite Zwischenzeit bis Ende des Neuen Reiches
  • Archäologie des Kolonialismus


Seminare

  • Archäologische Dokumentation, Analyse und Publikation von Funden
  • Probleme des Mittleren Reiches: Quellen ­ Analyse – Interpretation


Proseminare

  • Einführung in die ägyptische Archäologie
  • Ägyptische Archäologie: Fundplätze
  • Materialien und Technologie
  • Ägypten. Geschenk des Nils
  • Ägyptische Archäologie: eine Biographische Einführung
  • Wissenschaftliche Methodik in der Ägyptologie

 

Monash University


2008–2010

Vorlesungen/Lectures

  • AAH 2970/3970 Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom Egypt
  • AAH 2580/3580: The Middle Kingdom in Egypt: From Collapse to Recovery
  • AAH 2990/3990: Egypt`s Golden Age and its Aftermath


Tutorials

  • AAH 1010 Ancient Civilizations I
  • AAH 1020 Ancient Civilizations II
  • AAH 1010 Ancient Civilizations I
  • AAH 2230/3230 Imperial Egypt and the Mediterranean World
  • AAH 1020 Ancient Civilizations II
  • Sydney and Macquarie University


2007–2008

Lectures

  • ARNE 2601 Egyptian Archaeology, Sydney University
  • Old Kingdom – First Intermediate Period – Middle Kingdom, in AHST  100 Egyptian Archaeology, Macquarie University.
  • Egypt, in ARCA 1001 Ancient CivilizationsSydney University.
  • Egypt and the Mediterranean World in the Bronze Age in ARCL 2604 Aegean Prehistory, Sydney University


Tutorials

  • AHST 100 Egyptian Archaeology,Macquarie University