April 9, 2018

13.08.2018 – The Enigma of the Hyksos @ Lange Nacht der Forschung (all night research)

The Austrian Academy is participating at the “Lange Nacht der Forschung” on 4 different locations in Austria. This event takes place across the whole of Austria, together with many organisations from education, research and various industries joining in, to demonstrate what research is about. This event is open to the general public and is absolutely […]

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March 27, 2018


We are excited to inform you that we – The Hyksos Enigma project team – will host an all day workshop at the ICAANE in Munich this year! Come and see us on Friday the 6th of April at the Ludwig Maximilians University. For a list of participants please click the enclosed PDF file. This […]

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December 22, 2017

ADDITIONAL Position at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

We are in the process of recruiting an additional support position for our team in Vienna, but also for the extended team. If you have what it takes to help a diverse team with your technical, IT based skills (CAD, Graphic Design etc.) to supply work as required and necessary within the team, generate publication […]

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December 4, 2017


We are happy to announce another position within our project, which has been made possible by our co-beneficiary, Bournemouth University. For more information log on to their website or contact Prof. Dr. Holger Schutkowski. (Quote: FST213/505310). Key Area/Responsibility: Research Track 7 (Bioarchaeology I – Human Remains) Main Responsibilities of the role include undertaking palaeopathological […]

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The team hosted a workshop within this year’s American School of Oriental Research Conference at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston. The core team of Prof. Bietak, Silvia Prell, Anna-Latifa Mourad and Nina Maaranen was joined by other researchers and their contributions, namely Christine Lilyquist (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Aleksandra Ksiezak (University of Toronto), Ezra […]

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Postdoc RT7 – Dr. Christina Stantis

Finally our long awaited second person joined the Bournemouth University (BU) team. Welcome on board of the Hyksos vessel, Christina! She gained her PhD at the University of Otago, NZ under the supervision of Prof. Hallie Buckley/Dr. Rebecca Kinaston and a MSc in Paleopathology at Durham University, UK. Besides working as a research assistant, she […]

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August 14, 2017

Postdoc RT2 – Dr. Elisa Priglinger

The youngest member to join the core team was an Austrian National, Dr. Elisa Priglinger. She studied at the University of Vienna, Egyptology and Classical Archaeology. Alongside her studies, she worked on various excavation sites in Austria, Egypt and Israel and utilised her field experience also with some important archiving work later on. In 2014, […]

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Prof. Bietak – Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

This was a truly amazing announcement and honour for Prof. Bietak, to be listed amongst names such as George Washington, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin or Albert Einstein and become a member of such an historic institution. We are very proud of you! Such events are always an opportunity to network and meet like […]

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Postdoc RT5 – Dr. Anna-Latifa Mourad

Dr. Mourad, an Australian National, had the longest journey to join the team! She studied and also taught at the Macquarie University (Australia), where she gained a PhD in Ancient History, under Prof. Naguib Kanawati. Title: ‘Rise of the Hyksos. Egypt and the Levant from the Middle Kingdom to the Early Second Intermediate Period’ and […]

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PhD RT4 – Silvia Gomez-Senovilla MA

Silvia Gomez-Senovilla, a Spanish National, started her post at the same time as Ms Vilain did. She spent a few years in the UK where she studied Egyptology at the University College in London. Besides that she gained a Certificate in Advanced Studies – Egyptian Archaeology at University Autonoma of Madrid (Spain) and a MA […]

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