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Personal profile

Biography

A Sydneysider born and bred, with a passion for Ancient Egypt from age 12, I did my BA(Hons) and PhD in Ancient History (specialising in Egyptology) at Macquarie University (2000–2008). I then moved to Berlin to conduct postdoctoral research, first as a Fellow of the Excellence Cluster 'Topoi: The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations' and then with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2009–2012). After this, I took up a Junior Professorship in Egyptology at the Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany (2012–2019), followed by a short stint as a Research Fellow at the University of Vienna (2019–2020). In April 2020 I moved back to Sydney to take up a Lectureship in Egyptology at Macquarie University.

Research interests

I am passionate about exploring how ancient texts and languages help us access ancient ways of thinking. My current research focuses on metaphor in Ancient Egyptian, as well as Egyptian language, ancient medicine and magic. My approches range from linguistics and cognitive science to literary analyis and cultural studies and I am focused on utilising and expanding the tools of digital corpus analysis for ancient languages.

Teaching

I teach Egyptian language (Old Egyptian, Middle Egyptian and Late Egyptian) and script (Hieroglyphs and Hieratic), Egyptian history and culture, literature, language history, medicine, magic and religion. I have also directed digital literacy projects with and for students, devising digital content for an Egyptian text database and annotating metaphors in Egyptian texts. I also love taking students to Egyptian collections!

Research student supervision

I have supervised numerous doctoral, master and bachelor theses at the University of Göttingen in Germany between 2012 and 2019. At Macquarie I am currently supervising the MRes thesis of Madeline Jenkins.

Community engagement

I have given a number of public lectures and was a frequent participant at open nights hosted by the Univesity of Göttingen in Germany, giving a range of talks, together with students, on the portrayal of Egypt in film, Egyptian language and Egyptian medicine. I have also taken part in science slams and contributed to a childrens' book of ancient creation myths.

Education/Academic qualification

Ancient History (Egyptology), PhD, Macquarie University

1 Mar 200421 Apr 2009

Ancient History, BA(Honours), Macquarie University

3 Jan 200015 Apr 2004

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Vienna

1 Dec 201914 Apr 2020

Professor Extraordinary for Egyptology, Georg-August University of Göttingen

12 Jul 201928 Apr 2020

Junior Professor for Egyptology, University of Gottingen

12 Nov 201212 Jul 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow, Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation

1 Sep 201031 Aug 2012

Junior Research Fellow, Excellence Cluster 'Topoi: The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations'

1 Apr 200931 Mar 2010

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Projects

Research Outputs

A typological framework of attention-drawing strategies for Ancient Egyptian metaphorical language

Di Biase-Dyson, C., 2020, Drawing attention to metaphor: case studies across time periods, cultures and modalities. Di Biase-Dyson, C. & Egg, M. (eds.). Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 39-62 (Figurative Thought and Language; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Drawing attention to metaphor: an introduction to the debate

    Di Biase-Dyson, C. & Egg, M., 2020, Drawing attention to metaphor: case studies across time periods, cultures and modalities . Di Biase-Dyson, C. & Egg, M. (eds.). Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 1–14 (Figurative Thought and Language; vol. 5).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Drawing attention to metaphor: case studies across time periods, cultures and modalities

    Di Biase-Dyson, C. (ed.) & Egg, M. (ed.), 2020, Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 265 p. (Figurative Thought and Language; vol. 5)

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

  • Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840) — Mumienforscher in vor-ägyptologischer Zeit

    Translated title of the contribution: Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840) — mummy research in pre-Egyptological timesDi Biase-Dyson, C. & Grosskopf, B., 2019, „Steininschrift und Bibelwort“: Ägyptologen und Koptologen in Niedersachsen. Arp-Neumann, J. & Gertzen, T. L. (eds.). Leidorf: Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, p. 93–98 6 p. (Ta-Mehu. Ägyptologie in Norddeutschland; vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Narratives by ancient Egyptians and of ancient Egypt: a state of the art

    Di Biase-Dyson, C., 2019, Narrative: Geschichte – Mythos – Repräsentation: Beiträge des achten Berliner Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 8). Serova, D., Backes, B., Götz, M. W. & Verbovsek, A. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, p. 39–63 25 p. (Göttinger Orientforschungen; vol. 65).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    Impacts

    10. Göttinger Science Slam

    Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Participant)

    Impact: Cultural impacts

    Ägypten im Film

    Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Participant)

    Impact: Cultural impacts, Cultural impacts

    Kranksein im alten Ägypten: vom Symptom zur Arznei

    Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Participant), Melanie Glöckner (Participant), Anja Roß (Participant), Lisa Augner (Participant)

    Impact: Cultural impacts