Department of Egyptology and Assyriology

Faculty research interests include Egyptian language, religion, warfare, and kingship; Mesopotamian literary and scholarly texts, history, divination, medicine, and science; the archaeology and languages of ancient Turkey; the relationship between text and archaeology; the study of calendars and chronology; and, the history of astronomy, astrology, and the related sciences in the ancient world. In addition, department faculty direct archaeological projects at the sites of Abydos in Egypt, Uronarti in the Sudan, and Labraunda in Turkey.

Faculty

  • James P. Allen

    Wilbour Professor of Egyptology
    Wilbour Hall, 201
    2 Prospect Street
    Research Interests: Ancient Egyptian Grammar and Literature
    Office Hours By Appointment esp. after class T,Th 10:30
  • Laurel Bestock

    Associate Professor of Archaeology, Associate Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
    RI Hall, 101
    60 George Street
    Research Interests: Ancient Egypt and Sudan
    Office Hours Thursday, 10-noon
  • Leo Depuydt

    Director of Graduate Studies, Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
    Wilbour Hall, 205
    2 Prospect Street
    Research Interests: Ancient Egyptian Civilization, Coptic
    Office Hours Tues 3-4 & Wed 11-12
  • Felipe Rojas-Silva

    Undergraduate Advisor , Associate Professor of Archaeology, Associate Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
    RI Hall, 212
    60 George Street
    Research Interests: Archaeology, Ancient Anatolia
    Office Hours Sabbatic Leave
  • Matthew Rutz

    Department Chair, Associate Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
    Wilbour Hall, 204
    2 Prospect Street
    Research Interests: Assyriology, Epigraphy, Akkadian
    Office Hours Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:30
  • John Steele

    Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
    Wilbour Hall, 203
    2 Prospect Street
    Research Interests: Assyriology, History of Science
    Office Hours Thursday 1-3

Visiting Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Staff