Serena Lopizzo

Heqet, la déesse grenouille. Étude philologique et iconographique d’une divinité de l’Égypte ancienne
serena.lopizzo-at-unibas.ch

Academia: unibas.academia.edu/serenalopizzo

Education:
2012 - present : Ph.D. candidate in Egyptology, University of Basel. Research topic: “Heqet, la déesse grenouille. Étude philologique et iconographique d’une divinité de l’Égypte ancienne”. Advisor: Prof. Susanne Bickel (University of Basel).
2010-2012 : Research on the goddess Heqet in preparation for a ph.D. dissertation thesis.University of Geneva.
2009 : Master of Arts – Egyptology & Coptic Language, University of Geneva. Dissertation topic: “Les temples funéraires des rois de la IVème dynastie”. Advisor : Prof. Michel Valloggia.
2005 : Laurea in Classical Literature: University of Milan. Dissertation topic: “Ricerche sul commercio fra l’Egitto e il Mediterraneo Orientale durante il Nuovo Regno”. Advisor: Prof. Patrizia Piacentini.


Professional Experience:

  • a. Research
    - April 2009 - November 2011: Researcher at the “Fondation Bible+Orient” (University of Fribourg).Responsibilities: transcription, transliteration and analysis of 68 Coptic and Greek ostraca coming from the monastery of Bawit.
    - March 2009 – July 2011: Scientific collaboration with the MAH - Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Geneva). Responsibilities: transcription of the correspondence and identification of photos and archaeological drawings of the Naville’s archives.
  • b. Teaching
    - since 2009 : Course in Egyptology “Culture & Rencontre” Foundation, Geneva.
    - since 2008 : Course in Italian language “Culture & Rencontre” Foundation, Geneva.
  • c. Archaeological Excavations
    Egypt:
    - Member of the UPenn excavation team at Mendes. Chief director Pr. Donald B. Redford
    Italy:
    - Neolithic Site of Sammardenchia (Udine): Excavation of the Department for Prehistoric Studies – University of Milan in association with the National History Museum of Udine. Chief director Dr. Andrea Pessina.
    - Roman Villa of Matidia Augusta, Monte Porzio Catone (Roma): Excavations of the GAI (Gruppi Archeologici Italiani).
    - Barco Borghese, Monte Porzio Catone (Roma):  Excavations of the GAI (Gruppi Archeologici Italiani).
  • Awards:
    2008 “Fonds Ehrhardt-Hornung” – Fellowship for Master Studies at University of Geneva.
  • Research Interests:
    Old Kingdom, Ancient egyptian religion, Titles, Dance and Music, Trade and Commerce.