In the House of Heqanakht

Text and Context in Ancient Egypt. Studies in Honor of James P. Allen


In the House of Heqanakht: Text and Context in Ancient Egypt gathers Egyptological articles in honor of James P. Allen, Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor of Egyptology at Brown University. Professor Allen's contribution to our current understanding of the ancient Egyptian language, religion, society, and history is immeasurable and has earned him the respect of generations of scholars. In accordance with Professor Allen’s own academic prolificity, the present volume represents an assemblage of studies that range among different methodologies, objects of study, and time periods. The contributors specifically focus on the interconnectedness of text and context in ancient Egypt, exploring how a symbiosis of linguistics, philology, archaeology, and history can help us reconstruct a more accurate picture of ancient Egypt and its people.

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M. Victoria Almansa-Villatoro, Ph.D. (2022), Brown University, is Junior Research Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. She has published on ancient Egyptian language, society and religion. She is a member of the AERA archaeological expedition in Giza, and Assistant Director to the Royal Necropolis of Nuri Expedition.

Silvia Štubňová Nigrelli, Ph.D. (2020), Brown University, is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Egyptology and Assyriology at the same institution. She has published articles and edited volumes on the ancient Egyptian language, religion, and daily life.

Mark Lehner, Ph.D. (1991), Yale University, directs Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA). He is an Associate of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. He published books and articles on ancient Egypt and 43 years of research at the Giza Pyramids.
Specialists, university libraries, and broader audiences alike with an interest in Egyptian history, archaeology, language, art, and philology for research, teaching, and museological purposes
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