Fredrik Norland Hagen

Fredrik Norland Hagen


My research concerns, broadly speaking, the socio-economic history of Egypt during the Second Millennium BC (the Middle and New Kingdom), as well as literature and the culture of writing.

I am currently editing, with Daniel Soliman and Rune Olsen, a multi-authored volume for Cambridge University Press entitled Ancient Egyptian Tomb Construction: The Archaeology of New Kingdom Funerary Architecture, developed as part of the Velux-sponsored project Tomb Construction in Ancient Egypt (c. 1500-1000 BC): Infrastructure and Economy which I directed from 2015 to 2019.

I am also preparing a recently discovered 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). The first volume, Ostraca from the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III, is under contract to Brill and should be published in late 2020 or early 2021.

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. 'New Copies of Old Classics: Early Manuscripts of Khakheperreseneb and The Instruction of a Man for His Son', in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 105.2 (2020).

Hagen, F. 2018. 'Libraries in Ancient Egypt, c. 1600-800 BCE', in K. Ryholt and G. Barjamovic (eds.), Libraries Before Alexandria: Ancient Near Eastern Traditions. Oxford University Press, 244-318.

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. 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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