Gerald Moers

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Gerald Moers is a German Egyptologist and Coptologist .

From 1986 to 1996 Gerald Moers studied Egyptology, Prehistory and Protohistory , Coptic Studies and German Linguistics at the Georg-August University in Göttingen and the University of California in Los Angeles . In 1996 he received his doctorate in Egyptology from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, whereupon he completed post-doctoral studies at the Department of Near Eastern Languages ​​and Cultures at the University of California. From 1997 to 2001 he was a research assistant at the DFG Collaborative Research Center 529 “Internationality of National Literature” and then until 2010 Junior Professor of Egyptology and Coptic Studies at the Georg-August University in Göttingen. After several professorships, he has been a university assistant postdoc (tenure track) at the Institute for Egyptology at the University of Vienna since 2011 .

His main research interests are the history of Egyptian and Coptic literature, interdisciplinary text studies (Egyptological approaches to Egyptian text), dating of Egyptian literary texts and Coptic martyrs.

Important publications

  • New Kingdom Literature. In: Alan B. Lloyd (Ed.): A Companion to Ancient Egypt. (= Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World. Ancient History ). Volume 2. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester et al. 2010, ISBN 978-1-405-15598-4 , pp. 685-708.
  • Fictitious worlds in Egyptian literature of the 2nd millennium BC Crossing borders, travel motifs and fictionality (= problems of Egyptology. Vol. 19). Brill, Leiden et al. 2001, ISBN 90-04-12125-0 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Gerald Moers at the University of Vienna