Professor Katja Goebs is an Associate Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilisations at the University of Toronto and will be hosted by Dr Martin Bommas 2 June - 10 July 2015. Whilst here Professor Goebs will be working closely with the Birmingham Memory Group.
Katja’s research focuses primarily on the history of Egyptian religion and the institution of the kingship with a special interest in "myths" of the kingship and the shared iconography of gods and kings, etc. Prof Goebs is one of the leading scholars in this field of research and her recent publications, for instance “Crowns in early Egyptian Funerary Literature: Royalty, Rebirth, Destruction” have pushed the borders of the discipline. Systematic religious studies in Egyptology are well-established but research on the relation between the king and myth including rituals is more recent, which will benefit from an interdisciplinary and broad methodological approach.