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Dr. Christelle Alvarez

Ägyptologisches Seminar

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in

Adresse
Freie Universität Berlin
Sonderforschungsbereich 980 "Episteme in Bewegung"
Schwendenerstraße 8
Raum D03
14195 Berlin

Education

2013–2018

DPhil in Oriental Studies, Egyptology, University of Oxford

Thesis: ‘Inscribing the pyramid of king Qakare Ibi: scribal practice and mortuary literature in late Old Kingdom Egypt’. Supervisors: Professors J. Baines and R. B. Parkinson.

   

2012–2013

MSt in Oriental Studies, Egyptology, University of Oxford, Distinction

Supervisor: Professor J. Baines

   

2010–2012

MA in Egyptology and Coptic Language, University of Geneva

Supervisor: Professor Ph. Collombert

 

2007–2010

BA in Egyptology and Coptic Language; History of Religions, University of Geneva

  

Awards

Barns Fund, Queen’s College Oxford Grant for Michaelmas Term 2017.

FNS, Swiss National Science Foundation Doc.Mobility fellowship, 2015–2016.

Berrow Foundation Scholarship, Lincoln College, Oxford Full scholarship, 2012–2016.

Lincoln College Graduate Research Fund, Oxford 2014 and 2016.

Ernest Boninchi Foundation Mobility Scholarship, declined in favor of the Berrow Foundation Scholarship.

   

Professional and academic experiences

since 01.2018

Member of the Board of the Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures, University of Oxford

   

since 2017

Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (upon completion of the Oxford program in Developing higher-education Learning and Teaching).

   

2017–2018

Research assistant of Associate Professor Elizabeth Frood, University of Oxford

   

04–10.2017

Language Consultant for the project ‘Papyrus for the People’ at The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London

   

05.2015–04.2016   

Co-editor of the proceedings of CRE XVI 2015, Current Research in Egyptology with Oxbow Books, Oxford.

   

03.2014–01.2015

Sub-editor for the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB), University of Oxford.

   

07–09.2013

Assistant of the Curator in the Antiquities Department, Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève

   

07.2011–01.2012

Trainee at the Musées d’Art et d’Histoire, Pharaonic and Ancient Sudan collections, Geneva

   

03.2010–08.2012

Assistant-secretary at CDL Consultants (Lawyers and Consultants office), Geneva

   

2011–2012

Tutor in the department of Ancient Studies, University of Geneva

President of Hekahousia, Association of Egyptology and Coptic language, University of Geneva

   

Symposia organisation

Co-organizer of ‘Transposition and monumentality of writing in pre-modern epigraphic and manuscript traditions’, Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures, University of Oxford (07.2019).

  

Organizer of termly academic events for the Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures, University of Oxford

(since 2018).

  

Co-chair of ‘Travel in Ancient Egypt, Current Research in Egyptology XVI 2015’, International conference held at the University of Oxford April 15–18, 2015.

  

Co-organizer of the graduate work in progress seminars, Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of

Oxford (2014–2015).

2014–2018

  • Undergraduate tutor, Egyptology and Near Eastern Studies Department, University of Oxford
  • Taught Oxford-style tutorials for Art and Architecture, History and Civilization papers;
  • Seminars on ancient Egyptian religious texts (Pyramid Texts and Coffin Texts);
  • Designed syllabus, planned and taught tutorials and revisions for Field of concentration preparation (‘Honours level’) on royal mortuary cult in the Old Kingdom based on textual and archaeological evidence;
  • Lecture on the Late Old Kingdom (5th–6th Dynasties).

   

2015–2016

  • Language class tutor, Egypt Exploration Society, London
  • Designed and taught 10-week courses to adults and university students on the ancient Egyptian language (1 and 2).

   

2014; 2015

  • Introductory Egyptian Language tutor, UNIQ Summer School, University of Oxford
  • Preparation of the syllabus and individual essay tutorials to ten potential Oxford applicants.

 

Research Interests and current projects

Manuscript and Text cultures; ancient Egyptian philology, history, funerary architecture and cults, material culture (esp. 3rd millennium BC).

 

Member of the Mission archéologique franco-suisse de Saqqâra since 2011 (http://mafssaqqara.wixsite.com/mafs). Currently in charge of the revised publication of the texts of the pyramid of Qakare Ibi.

 

Member of the Board for the Centre for Manuscript and Text Cultures, University of Oxford since 2018

(https://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/centre-manuscript-and-text-cultures). Currenlty in charge of the workshop and inaugural

journal issue ‘Transposition and monumentality of writing in pre-modern epigraphic and manuscript traditions’.

 

Publications

 

Alvarez, C. (in preparation). ‘La partie occidentale de la chambre funéraire du roi Ibi : quelques reconsidérations architecturales’. [festschrift volume]

 

Alvarez, C. (in preparation). ‘The textual programme of the pyramid of Ibi in light of newly found fragments.’ In P. Collombert (ed.) [Proceedings of the International Conference on Pyramid Texts held in Cairo in Oct. 2016]

 

Alvarez, C. (in preparation). ‘Eléments mobiliers de la chambre funéraire: la vaisselle en pierre et en métal.’ In P. Collombert (ed.) La pyramide de Neit. Recherches complémentaires. Le Caire: Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale.

 

Alvarez, C. 2016. ‘An epigraphical journey in the pyramid of Ibi: between textual transmission and mistakes.’ In C. Alvarez, A. Belekdanian, A.-K. Gill, S. Klein (eds), Current Research in Egyptology 2015: proceedings of the sixteenth annual symposium, University of Oxford, 15–18 April, 2015: 20–33. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

 

Alvarez, C., Belekdanian, A., Gill, A.-K., and Klein, S. (eds) Current Research in Egyptology 2015: proceedings of the sixteenth annual symposium, University of Oxford, 15–18 April, 2015. Oxford: Oxbow Books. (co-editor)

 

Chappaz, J.-L. 2014. Corps et esprits. Regards croisés sur la Méditerranée antique. Milan: 5 Continents Editions. (Scientific collaborator)

 

Pittori, V. and Monbaron, N. 2014. Les bronzes Egyptiens. Fondation Gandur pour l’Art. Berne: Till Schaap Edition. (Bibliographical research related to the legal and ethical guidelines)

 

Alvarez, C. and Monbaron, N. 2010–2011. ‘L’Archéologie, une aventure. Un mois à Saqqara.’ Kaineus. Le journal des étudiants en Archéologie Classique 14: 1–4.

    

Conference papers

 

‘Présentation d’un projet interdisciplinaire sur la transposition et la monumentalisation de l’écriture à l’époque prémoderne.’ La page monumentalisée. Colloquium organised within the ‘Iris Scripta’, University PSL-Paris, 24–26 Jan. 2019.

 

‘From the Pyramid Texts back to manuscripts: tracing the copying and editing process’. Workshop for Manuscripts and Text Cultures, University of Oxford, 31 Oct. 2017.  

 

‘Carving Pyramid Texts into pyramids: textual transformation and adaptation to a new context’. Transformation. Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature,University of Liverpool, 22–23 June 2017.    

 

‘Retrograde in the Old Kingdom’. Ancient Egyptian Literature and Texts. UK workshop, University of Oxford, 30 Nov. 2016.

 

‘The textual programme of the pyramid of Ibi in light of newly found fragments’. International Conference on Pyramid Texts, Ministry of Antiquities and Ifao, Cairo, 23–25 Oct. 2016.  

 

‘Tradition, mistakes and innovation: an investigation in the Pyramid Texts of king Ibi.’Ancient Egyptian Literature and Texts. UK workshop, University of Glasgow, 30 Oct. 2015. 

 

‘Les textes de la pyramide d’Aba ou comment appréhender leur singularité ?’ Recherches égyptologiques locales. Société d'Egyptologie de Genève, University of Geneva, 9 May 2015.              

 

‘An epigraphical journey in the pyramid of Ibi: textual transmission and possible mistakes’ Travel in Ancient Egypt. Current Research in Egyptology XVI, University of Oxford, 15–18 Apr. 2015.  

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