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Dr. Mélanie Flossmann

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Telefon: +49 (0) 89 / 95476502
Fax: +49 (0) / 1721324630

Research Interests

  • Function and forms of standards and pools for the Egyptian kingship
  • Ptolemaic and Roman burials in Middle Egypt
  • Perception and depiction of foreigners in Egypt
  • The ascension of the soul in magical-gnostic texts and illustrations of late antiquity

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Magister Artium in Egyptology, Coptology and History of Medicine, 2007
  • Dissertation ”Standards and poles of Egyptian gods in royal cult activities”; Advisors: Prof. Dr. Dieter Kessler (Institute for Egyptology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University) and PD Dr. Martina Ullmann (Egyptological Institute, Yale University, New Haven); PhD in Egyptology, expected winter 2010/11

Fellowship

  • Mentoring-Program “LMUexzellent“, Ludwig-Maximilians-University; Advisor: Prof. Dr. Irene Götz, 2007 – present
  • Fellowship for dissertation research from “Bayerische Eliteförderung” (BayEFG), 2008 - present

Related professional experience

Institute for Egyptology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University

  • Student assistant for the DFG funded project,“ Eine Datenbank zur Literaturrecherche im Fachgebiet Ägyptologie Aigyptos“( A Data Bank for Literary Research in the Field of Egyptology Aigyptos), 2002-2005
  • Student assistant for editorial work, 2005-2006
  • Graduate assistant for expansion and support of the image database, 2006-2008
  • Support and organisation of the series of lectures within the Collegium Aegyptium, 2007 – present

Department of Archaeology, Cairo University and Institute for Egyptology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

  • Student assistant at the excavation in Tuna el-Gebel (Egypt), scope of duties: in charge of field section, work on finds, 2004-2005
  • Graduate assistant at the excavation in Tuna el-Gebel (Egypt), scope of duties: charge of field section, work on finds, publishing, 2005-2007
  • Assistant Field Director of the excavation project ”Tuna el-Gebel” (Egypt) in cooperation with the Chair of Restoration, Art Technology and Conservation Science of the Technical University Munich; scope of duties: Supervision and organisation of the project, 2008 - present

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich

  • Staff member of the Museums-Pädagogischen Zentrums MPZ, Munich, 2007-2008
  • Staff member of the Staatlichen Museums Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich, 2007 - present scope of duties: guide through the exhibitions, support of educational science work

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Kairo

  • Student assistant at the excavation in Dra Abu el-Naga (Egypt), scope of duties: charge of field section, work on finds, 2004-2005
  • Gallery of Arts “Betz Antiken&Asiatika“, Augsburg:
  • Graduate assistant for designation and publication of Egyptian artefacts, 2005 - present

Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege

  • Training at the excavation in Waging am See (early medieval cemetery, Germany), 2004
  • Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Munich:
  • Temporary employee working on documents and books, 2001-2002

Languages

  • Modern languages: excellent French reading and speaking proficiency (second native language), good English reading and speaking proficiency, reading knowledge of Italian, basic knowledge in reading and speaking Arabic
  • Ancient languages: study of Ancient Egyptian (Old, Middle and Late Egyptian, Ptolemaic, Demotic, Coptic), basic knowledge in Greek and Latin

Publications

Articles

  • Melanie Flossmann - Alexander Schütze,“Ein römerzeitliches Pyramidengrab und seine Ausstattung in Tuna el-Gebel. Ein Vorbericht zu den Grabungskampagnen 2007 und 2008”, Tradition and Transformation: Egypt under Roman Rule, Culture and History of the Ancient Near East, Leiden/Boston (submitted).
  • Melanie Flossmann -“ Alexander Schütze, Neue Ergebnisse der Arbeiten in Tuna el-Gebel. Das römerzeitliche Pyramidengrab des Seutas,” Isched Journal des Aegypten Forum Berlin e.V. 2 (2008), 13-24.
  • Contributor to: Dieter Kessler/Patrick Brose (Ed.xx), in cooperation with Veronique Berteaux, Melanie Flossmann, Vivien Schmidt-Neder und Frank Steinmann, Ägytens letzte Pyramide: Das Grab des Seuta(s) in Tuna el-Gebel, München (2007).

Works in Progress

  • Melanie Flossmann, Die Abwehr des Feindlichen. Bild-, medien- und rezeptionswissenschaftliche Untersuchungen der Gefangenen- und Fremdvölkerdarstellungen Ägyptens von der Vor- und Frühzeit bis ins Alte Reich (The Repulsing of the Enemy. Pictorial, Medial and Reception Research Studies of Egyptian Representations of Prisoners and Foreign Peoples from Prehistoric and and early Times to the Old Kingdom (in preparation)
  • Melanie Flossmann, Die Bücher des Jeu: Ein magisch-gnostisches Totenbuch? (The Books of the Jeu: A Magic-Gnostic Book of the Dead), in cooperation with PD Dr. Siegfried Richter, sponsored by the Brigitte-und-Martin-Krause-Foundation (in preparation).
  • Melanie Flossmann, Ein frühptolemäisches Verwaltungsgebäude in Tuna el-Gebel: Haus D (An Early-Ptolemaic Administration Building in Tuna el-Gebel), (in preparation).
  • Melanie Flossmann, „Touna el-Gebel“ in: Nicolas Grimal / Emad Adly, Fouilles et travaux en Egypte et au Soudan, 2008-2009, in: Orientalia (forthcoming)

Editor

  • Melanie Flossmann (Ed.xx),Unbekanntes Mittelägypten - Mittelägypten nach Amarna, (Unknown Middle Egypt – Middle Egypt after Amarna), Antike Welt – Supplement (in preparation).
  • Patrick Brose, Melanie Flossmann, Dieter Kessler, Alexander Schütze (Eds.), Grab 7 (forthcoming)