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Dr. Christian Knoblauch

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

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

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).

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 Civilizations, Sydney University.

Egypt and the Mediterranean World in the Bronze Age in ARCL 2604 Aegean Prehistory, Sydney University

 

Tutorials

AHST 100 Egyptian Archaeology,, Macquarie University

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

Papers of the last 3 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 Oriental, Cairo, 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

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 21st Century 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

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