Staff – University of Copenhagen

Fredrik Norland Hagen

Fredrik Norland Hagen


As an Egyptologist my research concerns, broadly speaking, the socio-economic history of the Egyptian New Kingdom, 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 working on several new collections of textual material from various New Kingdom sites, both ostraca and papyri, as PI on the Velux-sponsored project Tomb Construction in Ancient Egypt (c. 1500-1000 BC): Infrastructure and Economy (2015-2019).

I am also preparing the recently discovered papyrus archive from the mortuary temple of Thutmose III at Thebes for publication, as part of the Spanish-Egyptian excavation project there (dir. Myriam Seco Alvarez), as well as various ostraca and graffiti from the same site.

I have been an Associate Professor in Egyptology at Copenhagen since 2009; prior to this I held the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge, and I have also been a fixed-term lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Uppsala. 

Recent publications include:

Hagen, F. and Ryholt, K. 2016. The Antiquities Trade in Egypt 1880-1930: The H. O. Lange Papers (Scientia Danica. Series H. Humanistica, 4 vol. 8). Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab: Copenhagen.

Hagen, F. 2016. ‘On some movements of the royal court in New Kingdom Egypt’, in J. van Dijk (ed.), Another Mouthful of Dust: Egyptological Studies in Honour of Geoffrey Thorndike Martin (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 246). Peeters: Leuven, 155-181.

Hagen, F. 2015.  ‘Hieratic Ostraca in the National Museum, Copenhagen’, in R. Nyord and K. Ryholt (eds.), Lotus and Laurel: Studies on Egyptian Language and Religion in Honour of Paul John Frandsen (CNI Publications 39), Museum Tusculanum Press: Copenhagen, 87-102.

Hagen, F. 2013. ‘An Eighteenth Dynasty Writing Board (Ashmolean 1948.91) and The Hymn to the Nile’, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 49 (2013), 73-91.

Hagen, F. 2013. ‘Constructing Textual Identity: Framing and Self-Reference in Egyptian Texts’, in R. Enmarch and V. Lepper (eds.), Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice (Proceedings of the British Academy 188). Oxford University Press: Oxford, 185-209. 

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.


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