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M.A. Frederic Krueger

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Research Associate, Lexicography, Postdoc

Address
Freie Universität Berlin
Ägyptologisches Seminar
DDGLC
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin, Germany

Education

M.A. (Magister Artium) Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany)

Egyptology and Coptic Studies (with distinction), 2011.

Thesis: “Pyramiden und Sternentore: Ägyptenrezeption in Stargate und weitere gedächtnisgeschichtliche Fallstudien zur Konstruktion Altägyptens in der zeitgenössischen Populärkultur”.

Advisors: Prof. Dr. Gerald Moers and Dr. Janne Arp.


Employment

Freie Universität Berlin

Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), DDGLC (Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic) Project, Ägyptologisches Seminar, November 2015–October 2018.

Universität Leipzig

Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), DDGLC (Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic) Project, Ägyptologisches Institut „Georg Steindorff“, January 2013–October 2015.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Graduate assistant, Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, September 2011 – December 2012.

Student assistant, Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, December 2010 – August 2011.

Student assistant, Seminar of Classical Philology, October 2009 – August 2010.

Student assistant, Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, November 2007– September 2009.

Organization of Exhibitions

Co-organizer and presenter (with Dr. Nadine Quenouille) of a special exhibition of Coptic literary manuscripts from the Leipzig University Library together with Dr. Nadine Quenouille: “Aus ägyptischen Klöstern, Koptische Manuskripte aus den Sondersammlungen der Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig,” June 10–15 2013.

Invited Lectures

“Koptische Lehnwortlexikographie 60 Jahre nach Alexander Böhlig. Mit einer Präsentation des digitalen Zettelarchivs unflektierter griechischer Wörter im Koptischen ‘Gertrud Bauer Zettelkasten Online’,” (with Katrin John and Tonio Sebastian Richter), presented as the 25th survey in the series DDGLC Explorations in Coptology at the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES), Universität Tübingen, July 15, 2016. 

“Theben: Von hundert Toren zu hundert Klöstern” (with Billy Böhm and Josephine Hensel), presented in the series Aegyptiaca 2015: Stadt, Land, Fluss: Topographie des Alten Ägypten, Universität Leipzig, Institut für Ägyptologie “Georg Steindorff,” October 1, 2015.

“‘We Are They Whom the Gods Detest.’: Ägyptenrezeption im Heavy Metal” (combined with “Ägypten im Jazz,” by Prof. Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert), presented in the series Aegyptiaca 2014: Begegnungen mit dem Alten Ägypten – 2000 Jahre Ägypten-Rezeption, Universität Leipzig, Institut für Ägyptologie „Georg Steindorff“, October 2, 2014.

“Pyramiden und Sternentore: Konstrukte Altägyptens in der zeitgenössischen Science Fiction,” presented in the series Hannoversche Altertumswissenschaftliche Vorträge, Museum August Kestner, Leipzig, April 25, 2012, and in the series Altägypten zwischen Völkerschlacht und Science (Fiction), Universität Leipzig, Institut für Ägyptologie “Georg Steindorff,” December 12, 2013.


Current Research

Coptic monasticism in late antique and early Islamic Egypt (esp. Western Thebes); papyrology with a focus on Coptic documentary texts; lexicography of Greek loanwords in Coptic; reception history of Ancient Egypt in popular culture

 

Research Languages

German (native); English (fluent); French, Latin, Old/Middle/Late Egyptian, Coptic, (fluent reader); Greek (beginner)

 

Digital Humanities

Digital lexicography, working on database of Greek loanwords in Coptic

Participant in the summer school The Coptic Bible and Coptic Literature in the Digital Age hosted by the Seminar for Egyptology at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Hamburg, July 20 – August 1, 2015. Experience using the Virtual Manuscript Room of  the project Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament.

Attendant at a workshop explaining the use of the Coptic Scriptorium database using ANNIS as well as related annotation and tagging tools offered by Caroline Schroeder and Amir Zeldes, Georgetown University, March 13, 2015

Experience working with the language markup format XML when employed as a graduate assistant at the Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (application phase of the project Digital Edition of the Coptic Old Testament)

Experience doing digital cataloguing of various institutes’ libraries for the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, using the PICA software WinIBW when employed as student assistant at the Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies and the Seminar of Classical Philology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

 

Teaching Experience

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Teaching a beginner’s class of Sahidic Coptic at the summer school The Coptic Bible and Coptic Literature in the Digital Age hosted by the Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Hamburg, July 20 – August 1, 2015.

Coptic tutorials “Einführung in die koptische Schrift und Sprache I/II: Sahidisch I/II,” summer 2011–summer 2012.

 

Archaeological Work, Epigraphy, Papyrology, Material Culture

Field campaign (pilot phase) of the project “Sakraltopographie einer Klosterlandschaft und ihre Entwicklung auf dem Hügel von Dra‘ Abu el-Naga / Oberägypten: Deir el-Bachît und das thebanische Pauloskloster”(led by Dr. Thomas Beckh and Dr. Ina Eichner, LMU Munich) at the late antique/early Islamic Coptic monastery Deir el-Bachit, Dra’ Abu el-Naga, Western Thebes. Documentation of finds as well as translations of Coptic ostraca and other texts.

Participant in the Fourth International Summer School in Coptic Papyrology, Heidelberg, organized by the Institutes for Egyptology and Papyrology, August 26–September 9, 2012.

Two field campaigns of the project “Zwischen Christentum and Islam” (led by Dr. Thomas Beckh, LMU Munich) during two field campaigns in 2010 and 2012 at the late antique/early Islamic Coptic monastery Deir el-Bachit, Dra’ Abu el-Naga, Western Thebes. Documentation of finds as well as translations of 175 ostraca (2010) and epigraphical survey of a large number of graffiti (2012).

Books

  • Pyramiden und Sternentore: Gedächtnisgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zur Ägyptenrezeption in Stargate und der zeitgenössischen Populärkultur (Göttinger Orientforschungen, Reihe IV: Ägypten, Vol. 57). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2014.

Articles in Journals

  • “Neues von Pharaos Zauberern. Äthiopische und koptische Textzeugen zum apokryphen Text ‘Jannes und Jambres’” (with Ted Erho und Matthias Hoffmann), in: Welt und Umwelt der Bibel (2.2016), 70–72.
  • “Die arabischen Lehnwörter im spätbohairischen Martyrium des Johannes von Phanidjōit”, in: Göttinger Miszellen 246 (2015), 49–55.

Book Chapters; Essays in Volumes of Collected Papers; etc.

  • “Ein koptischer Brief eines Klerikers,” in: Jana Raffel (ed.). WissenSchaf(f)t Sammlungen. Geschichten aus den Sammlungen der Universität Leipzig. Leipzig 2016, 138f.
  • “Zwei Leipziger Textzeugen des Enkomiums auf den Erzengel Gabriel, dem Archelaos von Neapolis zugeschrieben – eine bislang unbekannte sahidische Version (P.Lips.Inv. 310a–d) sowie das bohairische Blatt 2 aus Codex Tischendorfianus XXVII” (forthcoming).
  • “A nun’s letter” (edition of P.Heid.Inv.Kopt. 51; forthcoming).
  • “Guarantee-declaration” (edition of P.Heid.Inv.Kopt. 60; forthcoming).

Conference Papers

  • “Lexicography at the Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC) – 2015–2016: A Progress Report,” presented at the 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies, hosted by Claremont Graduate University and St. Shenouda the Archimandrite Society, Claremont, CA, July 29, 2016.
  • “Report on the Edition of the Coptic Ostraca at the Papyrus and Ostraca Collection of the Leipzig University Library,” presented to the journée d'étude Moines et laïcs dans la région thébaine (VIIe –VIIIe siècle), Collège de France, Paris, June 26th, 2015.
  • “The Monastery of Paul (Deir el-Bachît) in Western Thebes/Upper Egypt: The Development of a Late Antique Monastic Community through the Ages” (presenting for Thomas Beckh and Ina Eichner), presented to the Topoi workshop Christian Archaeology in Egypt: Recent Achievements, New Strands, German Archaeological Institute, Cairo, March 31–April 1, 2015.
  • “Digitizing Language Contact: Lexicography and Technological Perspectives at the Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC)” (with Katrin John), presented to the Digital Coptic 2 symposium on Digital Humanities and Coptic Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2015.
  • “Neues aus dem Pauloskloster: Bericht von den Grabungen der LMU München in der spätantik-frühislamischen Klosteranlage Deir el-Bachît in Dra‘ Abu el-Naga, Theben-West (Frühjahrskampagne 2014),” presented to the 43. Neue Forschungen zur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, May 22, 2014.