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 at Copenhagen since 2009, first as Associate Professor and then, since 2017 as Professor; prior to this I worked at Cambridge (Christ's College) and in Uppsala.

Selected publications include:

Hagen, F. and Soliman, D. 2017. 'Archives in Ancient Egypt', in A. Bausi et al. (eds.), Manuscripts and Archives (Studies in Manuscript Cultures 11). De Gruyter, 71-170.

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. 2012. An Ancient Egyptian Literary Text in Context: The Instruction of Ptahhotep (Analecta Lovaniensia Analecta 218). Leuven: Peeters.

Hagen, F. 2011. New Kingdom Ostraca from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 46). Leiden: Brill.

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