Verena Lepper is the 2019-2020 (Fall) Stewart Fellow in the Humanities Council and in the Department of Religion.
Verena Lepper is the Curator for Egyptian and Oriental Papyri and Manuscripts at the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, National Museums Berlin and Honorary Professor at the Humboldt University Berlin. She received her academic education in Egyptology, Semitic Philology and Christian Oriental Studies in Germany (Bonn, Cologne, Tuebingen), the UK (Oxford) and the US (Harvard). She worked afterwards in different positions at the Universities of Bonn, Oxford and Harvard and published widely (14 books) on different aspects of Egyptology, including ancient Egyptian language, literature and papyri.
Among the books she authored and edited are Untersuchungen zu pWestcar [Harrassowitz 2008], Ancient Egyptian Literature. Theory and Practice [co-editor with Roland Enmarch; Oxford University Press 2013], Forschung in der Papyrussammlung [Akademie-Verlag 2012], Karl Richard Lepsius. Der Begründer der deutschen Ägyptologie [co-editor with Ingelore Hafemann; Kadmos 2012], After Polotsky. New Research and Trends in Egyptian and Coptic Linguistics (Göttingen 2006). Her current research focuses on Localizing 4000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island in Egypt (ERC grant 2014). Lepper also serves as chief editor of two monograph series: Ägyptische und Orientalische Papyri und Handschriften des Ägyptischen Museums und Papyrussammlung Berlin (DeGruyther) and Studies on Elephantine (Brill).
At Princeton she teaches a course on Ancient Egyptian Manuscripts: Writing, Materiality, Technology 2019-2020 Fall REL 404/CLA 404/HUM 404
Courses – Fall 2019
REL 404/CLA 404/HUM 404 (HA) A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Ancient Egyptian Manuscripts: Writing, Materiality, Technology
Professor(s): Verena Maria Franziska Lepper
Department Area Requirement: Does NOT satisfy sub-field requirement; does count as departmental.