Research Projects

Research projects on the topic of Classifier Studies in Ancient Egyptian, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Orly Goldwasser:

Ongoing:

(VI) “Classifying the other: The classification of Semitic loanwords in the Egyptian script”

Sponsored by ISF (Israel Science Foundation). 10.2017-2020.

Presentations

Orly Goldwasser, Halely Harel and Dmitry Nikolaev. 2019. ‘Mapping the ancient Egyptian mind: Introducing iClassifier, a new platform for systematic analysis of classifiers in Egyptian and beyond’, at: ‘Ancient Egypt and New Technology: The Present and Future of Computer Visualization, Virtual Reality and other Digital Humanities in Egyptology.’ 29-30 March 2019 at Indiana University, Bloomington. (Paper to be published in proceedings, Harvard Egyptological Studies series.)

Orly Goldwasser, Halely Harel and Dmitry Nikolaev. 2019. ‘iClassifier – A digital tool for systematic classifier analysis of classifier languages and scripts.’ In: ‘Noun categorization: from grammar to communicative interaction.’ Lyon (DDL research center) – April 18–19, 2019.

​ISF founded international workshop “iClassifier: A new digital tool for the analysis of classifier scripts and languages.” July 1-4, 2019. Maiersdorf room 501, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem. ​

​Harel, Halely. 2019. ‘Scenarios of verb borrowing from Semitic into Late Egyptian: A sociolinguistic analysis based on the iClassifier database corpora.“Sign, Speech, and Society in the Ancient Near East: 100 Years of Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Prague.’ Charles University, Prague.

Past projects:

(V) “Ancient Egyptian Classifiers in a Diachronic Perspective”

Sponsored by GIF (German Israeli Foundation). 2008-2011. With Prof. Frank Kammerzell. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Division of Egyptology, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Institute of Archaeology.

Publications

(IV) “Stability and adaptation of classification systems in a cross-cultural perspective”

Sponsored by COST, Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health COST Action A31 2006-2010. Chair of the Action: Ms Thekla WIEBUSCH (FR), Vice Chair of the Action: Prof Orly GOLDWASSER (IL) http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/A31 https://e-services.cost.eu/files/domain_files/ISCH/Action_A31/progress_report/progress_report-A31.pdf

(III) “Kulturkontakt und Innovation”

Sponsored by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2000-2003. Institut für Ägyptologie der Universität Wien and Division of Egyptology, - Ancient Near Eastren Langauges and Cultures, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Publications

(II) “Typology and Usage of Egyptian Writing”

Sponsored by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, 2000-2003. With Dr. Frank Kammerzell. Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie, the University of Göttingen and Division of Egyptology - Ancient Near Eastern languages and Cultures, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Publications

(I) “Classifiers and Classification in Ancient Egypt”

Sponsored by the Niedersächsisches Vorab der Volkswagen Stiftung, 1997-1999. With Prof. Friedrich Junge and Dr. Frank Kammerzell. Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie, the University of Göttingen and the Division of Egyptology, Ancient near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Hebrew University , Jerusalem.

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