Dr Adrienn Almásy-Martin

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Academic Background

I studied Egyptology and Classical Greek at Budapest University (ELTE). My first MA was on Coptic lexicography and the second on the Greek interpretation of Egyptian culture. My PhD, on Demotic and Greek literary interaction in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (L’influence de la littérature et de la culture grecque sur l’évolution de la littérature démotique épique: le rôle de l’Iliade et de la figure héroïque dans la naissance de l’épopée démotique), was jointly from the Sorbonne (EPHE) and ELTE Budapest.

From 2014 to 2016. I worked on the Montpellier-based research project, Vocabulaire de l’Égyptien Ancien (VégA), which is developing an online Ancient Egyptian dictionary (in French, English and Arabic). Between 2017 and 2019 I was at the British Museum, first as Curator of Late Antique Egypt and, subsequently, Curator of Egyptian Written Culture.
I have been involved in several excavations in Egypt, studying Egyptian and Greek epigraphical material in the Eastern Desert, Luxor and at Gebel el-Silsila.

Research Interests

My main areas of research are in Egyptian and Greek cultural interaction.
As well as my work on the LGPN, my major current project is the publication of the c. 700 bilingual demotic and Greek mummy-labels in the Louvre. I am also involved in studying the Egyptian and Greek ostraca and graffiti from Gebel el-Silsila, as well as demotic and Greek documentary ostraca and papyri in the British Museum. 

Research Keywords

Onomastics, Egyptology, demotic, papyrology, mummy-labels, epigraphy.