JRF Report Aaron

JRF Report Aaron

MQACRC Junior Research Fellowship 2017 Report          

16th March 2018

Pan-demonium: New explorations of Pan-Grave material culture in Egypt and Nubia

Aaron de Souza

Publications and Conferences

During the period of my ACRC JRF, I completed and submitted the following articles and contributions that are now under review:

  • de Souza, A. (under review) “Melting pots: Entanglement, Appropriation, and Hybridity in the Pan-Grave Ceramic Tradition”,in W.P. van Pelt (ed.) Entangled Histories: Libya, Nubia and Punt in Ancient Egypt, Leuven: Peeters.
  • de Souza, A. (under review) “Nubian Pottery from the Cemeteries at Abydos”, in C. Knoblauch (ed.) Abydos from the Late Middle Kingdom to Early New Kingdom: Material Culture and Society, Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences.
  • de Souza, A. (under review) “Among the First: The Pan-Grave cemeteries at Hierakonpolis, HK41 and HK21A”, in B. Bader, C. Knoblauch and L. Hulkova (eds) Second Intermediate Period Assemblages: The Building Blocks of Local Relative Sequences of Material Culture. Proceedings of the International Round Table In Vienna, June 21st - 23rd, 2017, Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences.
  • de Souza, A. (under review) “Two of a Kind: The Pan-Grave Cemeteries HK47 and HK21A”, in R. Friedman (ed.) The Nubian Cemeteries at Hierakonpolis: Exploring cultural identity in Middle Kingdom Egypt, Leuven: Peeters.

The monograph based on my PhD dissertation is still under preparation. Delivery of the manuscript was delayed in order that I can incorporate work undertaken at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (see “Grants” below).

I presented the results of fieldwork at Hierakonpolis at an invitation-only workshop at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna), Second Intermediate Period Assemblages: The Building Blocks of Local Relative Sequences of Material Culture. My contribution to the proceedings has been submitted and is currently under review.

Fieldwork

I participated in the following fieldwork activities:

  • The Hierakonpolis Expedition, Egypt. Administered by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. New excavations at the Pan-Grave cemeteries HK47 and HK21A were supported by a Michelle McLean Travelling Grant for Egyptology, awarded to me MQ.
  • The Tell Edfu Project, Egypt. Administered by the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. I have been the Nubian Pottery specialist at this project since 2012. Results will be presented at the forthcoming Annual Meeting of the American Research Centre in Egypt, to be held in Tucson, Arizona, April 2018.

Grants and Applications

In May 2017, I was awarded a Collection Research Grant by the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (US $3500). I will undertake this work in from 24 Mar - 26 Apr, 2018.

I am currently third reserve for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, for which I applied in partnership with the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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