Ancient Egyptian cursive scripts


01.02.2019: AKU goes Rhein-Main

Since the end of January, the AKU project can be found on the website of the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) under the heading Research. The Goethe University Frankfurt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and TU Darmstadt form the so-called Rhine-Main Universities: an alliance characterized by close networking, cooperation and intensive exchange in the Rhine-Main metropolitan region. In this sense, our project does not only combine disciplines and jobs at various locations such as the department of Egyptology in Mainz and the Institute of Linguistics and Literature Darmstadt, but it also enriches the Rhine-Main area with an internationally cooperative research project in the field of ancient scripts and languages using digital methods.

28.01.2019: Exclusive interview in the online magazine of JGU!

When Egyptology meets Computer philology: the latest article in the online magazine of Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz offers exclusive insights into our work and daily challenges.

10.01.2019: Call for papers - Ägyptologische ,Binsen‘-Weisheiten IV: Hieratic of the New Kingdom

The AKU team invites papers for the next conference in the series Ägyptologische ,Binsen‘-Weisheiten IV, this time with the theme "Agents, Forms, and Functions of Hieratic writing in the New Kingdom". The conference will take place in Mainz on December 9-10, 2019.

07.01.2019: Hot off the press: Ägyptologische ,Binsen‘-Weisheiten III

The third international, and this time also interdisciplinary conference in the series Ägyptologische ‚Binsen‘-Weisheiten, with the theme "Forms and Functions of Sign List and Palaeography", dealt with methodological and content-related questions on character analysis and the edition of hieroglyphic and hieratic sources. The present volume includes 11 contributions on the literary culture of Ancient Egypt from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period as well as a detailed research report of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy project on the writing system of the Classical Maya. Now available from Franz Steiner Verlag.

29.–30.10.2018: Interdisciplinary workshop by project member Svenja A. Gülden with Hubert Mara and Christian Prager
06.03.2018: Abstract and poster of the AKU project from the DHd2018 in Köln now online
The poster of the AKU project, designed for the 5th conference of the digital humanities in the German-speaking regions (DHd2018) at the University of Cologne, can now be viewed online. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1189371. The accompanying text has appeared in the book of abstracts. Even after the DHd2018 there are still reactions to our Posterslam – e. g. by Jürgen Hermes – TEXperimentTales or by Matthias Arnold and Christopher Nunn INFODITEX – Blog.
The Scientific Commission of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences has recommended continuation of the project.
13.09.2017: Anthology Kodikologie und Paläographie im digitalen Zeitalter 4 published in book-form and available online
With a contribution by Svenja A. Gülden, Celia Krause, and Ursula Verhoeven: "Prolegomena zu einer digitalen Paläographie des Hieratischen". The anthology is available under the URN urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-77742.
23.03.2017: Beiträge zum Alten Ägypten Band 7 appeared with Orientverlag 
"Das frühsaitische Totenbuch des Monthpriesters Chamhor C" by Ursula Verhoeven (with assistence of Sandra Sandri).
The proceedings of the first two international conferences "Ägyptologische 'Binsen'-Weisheiten I- II" under the editorship of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Verhoeven-van Elsbergen are now permanently available on the platform Gutenberg Open (Direktlink zur PDF-Version).