I was an intern at the Museo Egizio working on the museum’s papyrus collection from February to August 2019. I completed my B.A. in Egyptology at Leiden University in 2016. My M.A. thesis in Egyptology at Leiden – supervised by Koen Donker van Heel and Olaf Kaper – is titled ‘A Study of Abnormal Hieratic Dots.’
My research interests embrace everything to do with cursive languages (Hieratic, Demotic and abnormal Hieratic). In particular, I focus on scribal practices: paleography and its development, the reuse of documents, and the use of marking systems in administrative texts. I am currently working (together with Elena Hertel) on the edition of the demotic papyri housed in the Vatican Museum. My internship at the Museo Egizio involves the processing of transcriptions, transliterations, and translations of the papyri from the collection into the ‘Turin Papyrus Online Platform’ (TPOP). This information will be used by the members of the ‘Crossing Boundaries’ Project to facilitate their research. Alongside Susanne Töpfer, I also worked on preparing and scanning the many papyrus fragments that will be studied by the ‘Crossing Boundaries’ Project.