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I trained at the University of Liverpool (BA Egyptology 1998-2001), and subsequently received my PhD from the University of Cambridge (2005) based on an historical study of an ancient Egyptian literary text (The Instruction of Ptahhotep). Since then I have held the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge, and taught Egyptology at Uppsala University; I am now Associate Professor of Egyptology at the University of Copenhagen.
My research concerns, broadly speaking, the socio-economic history of the Egyptian New Kingdom (c. 1500-1000 BC), as well as its literature, and in particular the history of Deir el-Medina, the village of the workers on the royal tombs at Thebes. I am currently involved in several projects to publish new collections of textual material from this site, both ostraca and papyri, as well as a palace archive from the same period from Gurob in the Fayum Oasis. The latter is associated with the Gurob Harem Palace Project (http://www.gurob.org.uk/), an archaeological excavation run by Dr Ian Shaw of the University of Liverpool, and I am also the coordinator for the Danish participation in this project.
Recent publications include:
Hagen, F. 2012. An Ancient Egyptian Literary Text in Context: The Instruction of Ptahhotep (Analecta Lovaniensia Analecta 218). Leuven: Peeters.
Hagen, F. 2011. "The Hieratic Dockets on the Cuneiform Tablets from Amarna", The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 97, 214-216.
Hagen, F. 2011. New Kingdom Ostraca from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 46). Leiden: Brill.
Hagen, F. et al (eds.). 2011. Narratives of Egypt and the Ancient Near East (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 189). Leuven: Peeters.
Hagen, F. 2010. "On some fake hieratic ostraca", The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 96, 71-82.
Hagen, F. 2010. "New Kingdom Sandals: A Philological Perspective", in A. Veldmeijer (ed.),Tutankhamun's Footwear: Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. Norg: DrukWare, 193-203.