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Research

General data

2009 - 2013

Project MeKeTRE (Middle Kingdom Tomb Relief Evolution) – FWF Project number P 21571.

November 2013

Official start of the project From Object to Icon – FWF Project number P 25958.

Conferences/Meetings/Workshops

May 31st – June 4th 2010

International Workshop ABUSIR AND SAQQARA IN THE YEAR 2010, organized by the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague Presentation of the project, title of the given paper: "Looking back on the Old Kingdom with critical eye – The MeKeTRE Project."

July 6th – July 8th 2010

Conference Informatique et Égyptologie 2010 at the University of Liège, Belgium. Presentation of the project's technical part. Title of the paper: "The MeKeTREpository - A Collaborative Web Database for Middle Kingdom Scene Descriptions."

Sept. 7th – Sept. 9th 2011

I-SEMANTICS 2011, Graz, Poster presentation: "Exploring Structural Differences in Thesauri for SKOS-based Applications."

Sept. 26th – Sept. 28th 2011

Conference TPDL 2011 Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, Padua. Title of the paper: „The MEKETREpository - Middle Kingdom Tomb and Artwork Descriptions on the Web.

Sept. 29th 2011

NKOS Workshop 2011, Berlin. Title of the paper: “Quality Criteria for Controlled Web Vocabularies.

Dec. 2nd – Dec. 4th 2011

Münchner Arbeitskreis Junge Ägyptologie (MAJA) II, Ägyptologisches Institut, München. Title of the paper: "Kultstelle in Bewegung. Position und Bedeutung der Scheintür, Statue und der dazugehörigen Dekoration in den Felsgräbern von Meir und Beni Hassan im Mittleren Reich."

Mar. 27th – Mar. 30th 2012

Conference Current research in Egyptology XIII, University of Birmingham. Title of the paper: "Innovative strength of Middle Kingdom tomb decoration - The Meketre Project."

May 27th – May 31st 2012

PhD symposium of ESWC2012, Heraklion (Greece). Poster presentation: “Quality Assurance in Collaboratively Created Web Vocabularies.

Sept. 22nd – Sept. 25th 2012

Fourth International Congress for Young Egyptologists: Cult and Belief in Ancient Egypt. Sofia, Bulgaria. Title of the paper: "Bon Appétit! Tradition and Innovation in the Offering Table Scene of the Old and Middle Kingdom."

Feb. 6th – Feb. 8th 2013

Conference (Re)productive Traditions in Ancient Egypt, University of Liège, Belgium. Title of the paper: „Middle Kingdom transformations of an Old Kingdom artistic tradition – the mAA-scene.

Mar. 19th – Mar. 22nd 2013

Conference Current research in Egyptology XIV, University of Cambridge. Title of the paper: "The menu, please! Individualism vs. Standardization of the Funerary Repast Scenes."

Apr. 26th 2013

Workshop Strategien der Visualisierung in den Geisteswissenschaften: Probleme und Chancen, University of Vienna. Title of the paper: “Das MeKeTRE Project – eine Bilddatenbank in der Ägyptologie.

May 3rd 2013

MeKeTRE Study Day - Change and Innovation in Middle Kingdom Art. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Medienraum (2nd floor). The programme is available online.

Sept. 4th – Sept. 6th 2013

Conference I-SEMANTICS 2013, Graz. Title of the paper: “Perception and Relevance of Quality Issues in Web Vocabularies.

Apr. 9th – Apr. 12th 2014

Conference Current research in Egyptology XV, London. Poster presentation: "From Object to Icon: Visual Reflections on and the Designations of Material Culture in the Reliefs and Paintings of Middle Kingdom Tombs."

Dec. 12th – Dec. 14th 2014

Münchner Arbeitskreis Junge Ägyptologie (MAJA) V, Institut für Ägyptologie, München. Title of the paper: "Totenverkörperungen Gedanken zu Bedeutungswandel und Darstellungsformen vom Alten bis zum Mittleren Reich."

Apr. 15th – Apr. 18th 2015

Conference Current research in Egyptology XVI, Oxford. Title of the paper: "The Material Culture of the Egyptian Funeral and the Decorative Programme in the Middle Kingdom Tombs. A Case Study of Mummy Shaped Representations of the Deceased" (Uta Siffert).

June. 2nd – June 7th 2015

CECE7 - VIIth European Conference of Egyptologists. Egypt 2015: Perspectives of research, Zagreb. Title of the paper: "The sunshade after the Old Kingdom – female attribute with Hathoric connotation?" (Lubica Hudáková).

Aug. 23rd – Aug. 30th 2015

ICE 11 - XIth International Congress of Egyptologists, Florence. Title of the paper: "Crowd sourcing in Egyptology – Images and Annotations of Middle Kingdom private tombs" (Peter Kalchgruber, Lubica Hudáková).

Aug. 23rd – Aug. 30th 2015

ICE 11 - XIth International Congress of Egyptologists, Florence. Title of the poster presentation: "From Object to Icon. Visual Reflections on and the Designations of Material Culture in the Reliefs and Paintings of Middle Kingdom Tombs" (Claus Jurman, Uta Siffert, Lubica Hudáková).

Sept. 15th – Sept. 19th 2015

5th International Congress for Young Egyptologists (ICYE), Vienna. Title of the poster presentation: "From Object to Icon. Visual Reflections on and the Designations of Material Culture in the Reliefs and Paintings of Middle Kingdom Tombs" (Claus Jurman, Uta Siffert, Lubica Hudáková).

Nov. 4th – Nov. 6th 2015

Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age: Egyptology, Papyrology and Beyond, Leipzig. Title of the poster presentation: "From Object to Icon. Visual Reflections on and the Designations of Material Culture in the Reliefs and Paintings of Middle Kingdom Tombs" (Claus Jurman, Uta Siffert, Lubica Hudáková).

Oct. 29th 2015

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Title of the presentation: "Meketre and beyond" (Claus Jurman, Uta Siffert, Lubica Hudáková).

Apr. 07th – Apr. 09th 2016

International Conference: “Ancient Egyptian Coffins – Past, Present, Future”, Fitzwilliam Museum University of Cambridge. Title of paper: “Middle Kingdom mummy shaped coffins: investigating meaning and function.” (Uta Siffert).

June 23rd – June 24th 2016

International Conference “Voices, images, and artefacts of ancient craftsmen/women. Encountering the material producers of Middle Bronze Age Egypt (2000–1500 BC)” Title of paper: “To show and to designate: attitudes towards representing craftsmanship and material culture in Middle Kingdom elite tombs” (Claus Jurman).

July 15th – July 17th 2016

48. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz: „Ägyptologie. Heute. Zur Zukunft der Vergangenheit“, title of paper: „Crowd Sourcing in der Ägyptologie – ein kleiner Klick für Sie, ein großes Online-Archiv für alle.“ (Claus Jurman, Uta Siffert)

Interviews

Aug. 27th 2012

Interview for uni:view - the online journal of the University of Vienna: Ägyptologie – Geschichten aus den Totenstädten.

Nov. 9th 2012

Interview for the radio OE1 (ORF, Austria), programme: Dimensionen - Die Welt der Wissenschaft, topic: The Project MeKeTRE.

May 23th 2015

Interview for the newspaper Die Presse (Austria), topic: Bier und Brot auf Grabanlagen. http://diepresse.com/home/science/dissertation/4737745/Bier-und-Brot-auf-Grabanlagen.
http://diepresse.com/home/science/dissertation/4737745/Bier-und-Brot-auf-Grabanlagen

Publications

2010

Slides from the presentation of the MEKETREpository at the Informatique et Égyptologie 2010 conference. To download them, click here. You might also download the paper.

Zelenková, L., The Royal Kilt in Non-Royal Iconography? The Tomb Owner Fowling and Spear-Fishing in the Old and Middle Kingdom, in: BACE 21 (2010), pp. 141 – 166. download

2011

Mader, Ch. and Haslhofer, B. and Popitsch, N., The MEKETREpository - Middle Kingdom Tomb and Artwork Descriptions on the Web, in: Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2011), Berlin, pp. 465 – 468. download

Nagy, H., Pellegrini, T. and Mader, Ch., Exploring structural differences in thesauri for SKOS-based applications, in: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Semantic Systems, I-SEMANTICS 2011, Graz. download

Mader, Ch. and Haslhofer, B., Quality Criteria for Controlled Web Vocabularies, in: NKOS Workshop 2011, Berlin. download

Kahlbacher, A., Bilder für das Jenseits. Das MeKeTRE-Projekt, in: Sokar, das ägyptische Pyramidenzeitalter 23 (2011), pp. 78 – 83.

Kahlbacher, A. and Zelenková, L., The MeKeTRE Project & An Example of a Theme Type in the Old and Middle Kingdom: Manufacture of Nets, in: Bárta, M., Coppens, F. and Krejčí, J. (eds.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2010: Volume II, Prague 2011, pp. 465 – 482.

Kahlbacher, A., Raumfunktion und Dekorationsprogramm der Felsgräber des Alten und Mittleren Reiches. Eine vergleichende Studie zu den Nekropolen von El Berscheh, Scheich Said, Meir und Quseir el Amarna, MA thesis, Vienna. download

2012

Mader, Ch., Quality Assurance in Collaboratively Created Web Vocabularies, in: PhD Symposium ESWC2012, Heraklion/Greece. download

Mader, Ch., Finding Quality Issues in SKOS Vocabularies, in: Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2012), Cyprus. download

2013

Hudáková, L., Innovative Power of Middle Kingdom Tomb Decoration as reflected in the scenes of grain processing, bread-making and brewing, in: R. Gundacker, J. Budka and G. Pieke (eds.), Florilegium Aegyptiacum. Eine wissenschaftliche Blütenlese von Schülern und Freunden für Helmut Satzinger zum 75. Geburtstag am 21. Jänner 2013, Göttinger Miszellen Beiheft 14, Göttingen, pp. 159 – 188.

Kahlbacher, A. and Zelenková Hudáková, L., Kultstelle in Bewegung. Position und Bedeutung der Scheintür, Statue und zugehöriger Dekoration in den Felsgräbern von Meir und Beni Hasan im Mittleren Reich, in: Neunert, G., Gabler, K. and Verbovsek, A. (eds.), Nekropolen: Grab-Bild-Ritual. Beiträge des zweiten Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie (MAJA 2), 2. bis 4.12.2011, Göttinger Orientforschungen, IV. Reihe Ägypten 54, München, pp. 89 – 112.

Mader, Ch., Haslhofer, B. and Popitsch, N., The MEKETREpository. A Collaborative Web Database for Middle Kingdom Scene Descriptions, in: Polis, S. and Winand, J. (eds.), Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology, Liège, pp. 121 – 128.

Kahlbacher, A., Bon Appétit! Bread and Reed in the Funerary Repast Imagery of the Old and Middle Kingdom, in: BACE 24 (2013).

Hudáková, L., The Representations of Women in the Middle Kingdom Tombs of Officials – Studies in Iconography, Content and Status, PhD thesis, Vienna.

Mader, Ch. and Suominen, O., Assessing and Improving the Quality of SKOS Vocabularies, in: Journal on Data Semantics 2, 2013. download

2016

Hudáková, L., Jánosi, P. and Kahlbacher, A. (eds.), Change and Innovation in Middle Kingdom Art. Proceedings of the MeKeTRE Study Day held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (3rd May 2013), Middle Kingdom Studies 4, GHP, London, 2016.

Hudáková, L., ‘Dying’ and mourning between the Old and Middle Kingdom – some peculiar scenes from Thebes, el-Moalla, and Gebelein, in: Hudáková, L., Jánosi, P. and Kahlbacher, A. (eds.), Change and Innovation in Middle Kingdom Art. Proceedings of the MeKeTRE Study Day held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (3rd May 2013), Middle Kingdom Studies 4, GHP, London, 2016, pp. 47 – 63.

Kahlbacher, A., The Menu Please! Individualism vs. standardization in funerary repast scenes from the Early Dynastic Period to the Middle Kingdom, in: Hudáková, L., Jánosi, P. and Kahlbacher, A. (eds.), Change and Innovation in Middle Kingdom Art. Proceedings of the MeKeTRE Study Day held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (3rd May 2013), Middle Kingdom Studies 4, GHP, London, 2016, pp. 65 – 81.

Hudáková, L., Gardening at Deir el-Bersha in the Middle Kingdom – unique representation of cultivating Cucurbitaceae, in: Ägypten und Levante 26 (2016), pp. 313 – 327.

Hudáková, L., Jurman, C., Siffert, U., From Object to Icon. Visual Reflections on and the Designations of Material Culture in the Reliefs and Paintings of Middle Kingdom Tombs, in: Monica Berti/Franziska Naether (Hg.), Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age: Egyptology, Papyrology and Beyond, Leipzig, 04. – 06.11.2015. Online publication

Siffert, U., Alles nur Schall und Rauch? Zur Benennung und Bedeutung von Mumien aus dem Alten und Mittleren Reich, in: Sokar 32 (2016), pp. 66 – 79.

Siffert, U., Toten(ver)körper(ungen). Gedanken zu Bedeutungswandel und Darstellungsformen in der Ersten Zwischenzeit und dem Mittleren Reich, in: Susanne Beck, Burkhard Backes, I-Ting Liao, Henrike Simon, Alexandra Verbovsek (Hg.), Gebauter Raum: Architektur-Landschaft-Mensch. Beiträge des fünften Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie (MAJA 5), 12. bis 14.12.2014, Göttinger Orientforschungen, Reihe Ägypten 62, Wiesbaden 2016, pp. 181 – 192.

2017

Hudáková, L., The sunshade after the Old Kingdom – female attribute with Hathoric connotation?, in: M. Tomorad and J. Popielska-Grzybowska (eds.), Egypt 2015: Perspectives of Research. Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference of Egyptologists (2nd–7th June, 2015, Zagreb – Croatia), Archaeopress Egyptology 18, Oxford, 2017, pp. 161 – 173. Open Access

In press

Jurman, C., To show and to designate: attitudes towards representing craftsmanship and material culture in Middle Kingdom elite tombs, in: G. Miniaci, J. C. Moreno Garcia, S. Quirke, A. Stauder (eds.), The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt: voices, images, objects of material producers 2000–1550 BC, Leiden.

Siffert, U., Middle Kingdom mummy shaped coffins: investigating meaning and function, in: Ancient Egyptian Coffins – Past, Present, Future, Fitzwilliam Museum University of Cambridge, 07. – 09. April 2016.

Hudáková, L., Some aspects of Middle Kingdom agriculture – basketry products and their utilization as represented in the art, in: Festschrift, Prag.