Lena Tambs

Mail: ltambs(at)uni-koeln.de

Phone: +49 (0)151 52246001 (private)

Office: Institute for African Studies and Egyptology, Meister-Ekkhart-Str. 7, 1st floor

Postal address: University of Cologne, Archäologisches Institut, Research Training Group 1878, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

since 2016 PhD-student/ Research assistant, DFG Research Training Group 1878: ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’, University of Cologne, Germany
Working title: ‘Socio-Economic Relations in Ptolemaic Pathyris: a Network Analytical Approach to a Bilingual Community’
2012 – 2014 Master of Arts in Egyptology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 – 2012 Bachelor of Arts in Egyptology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 – 2009 Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies (Major: Classical Civilization, Minor: Media Science), University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
2008 – 2009 Elementary Latin I & II, single course, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Selected Work Experience

2016 Scientific assistant, ‘CoNeXT’ and the ‘Papyrus Carlsberg Collection and Project’, Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 Research assistant, ‘Papyrus Carlsberg Collection and Project’, Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 – 2014 Teaching assistant (‘Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology’), University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 35 students: BA level
2013 Student assistant at the Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies library, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Student assistant at the Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies library, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2012  Assistant teacher (‘Archaeological Theory, Technique and Method’), University of Southern Denmark. Course taught at Copenhagen, 1 student: BA level

Archaeological Experience

Aylah Archaeological Project, Aqaba, Jordan (http://miri.ku.dk/projekts/aap/)

since 2010 Various pre-/post-excavational work. Currently preparing publication
2016 Lead ceramicist, assistant registrar
2014 Lead ceramicist, assistant registrar
2011 Ceramics processing

Gurob Harem Palace Project, Gurob, Egypt, (http://www.gurob.org.uk/)

2015 Field archaeologist and ceramics processing
2012 Field archaeologist and ceramics processing

Danish-Jordanian Islamic Jarash Project, Jarash, Jordan (field school) (http://miri.ku.dk/projekts/djijp/)

2013 Senior field supervisor. Instruction, running ceramics wash, ceramics processing
2012 Field supervisor. Instruction, ceramics processing, organizing weekend trips
2010 – 2011 ‘Jarash Burial Project’: Post-excavational work, analysis and report writing
2010 Student at archaeological field school

Selected engagements

Association for Students of Egyptology (ASE), international community (http://asegyptology.com/)

since 2016 Cologne representative. Providing a line of communication between the international board of organization and local members, information spread etc.
2015 – 2016 Copenhagen representative. Providing a line of communication between the international board of organization and local members, information spread etc.

Copenhagen Near Eastern Studies (CNES), University of Copenhagen (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1501537513473496/)

2015 – 2016 Co-founder/administrator. Organising sessions and excursions, communication with speakers, information spread, fund applications, etc.

Research Interest

  • Graeco-Roman Egypt
  • Cultural interaction and coexistence
  • Social and economic history
  • Historical network analysis and ‘Social Network Analysis’ (SNA)
  • Prosopography
  • Site biographies

Publications and Presentations

Papers

  • Tambs, L. 2016 (forthcoming),’Dramatiske forestillinger i gresk-romersk Egypt‘, in Ostrakon, vol. 11 (transl. title: ‚Dramatic Performance in Graeco-Roman Egypt‘)
  • Tambs, L. 2015, ‘Personlige relationer i det græsk-romerske Ægypten: om “Social Network Analysis” og dens relevans for ægyptologien‘, in Papyrus, vol. 35/2, pp. 22-30 (transl. title: ‚Personal Relations in Graeco-Roman Egypt: on ‚Social Network Analysis‘ and Its Relevance for Egyptology‘)
  • Tambs, L. 2015, ‘Dramatiske forestillinger i det gamle Egypt’, in Ostrakon, vol. 9 and 10, pp. 42-53 (transl. title: ‚Dramatic Performance in Ancient Egypt‘)

Contributions to Papers

  • Damgaard, K. & Jennings, M. D., with contributions by P. Lorien, L. Tambs, A. Abu-Laban, S. Jerichau, and C. Seye 2013, ‘Once More unto the Beach: New Archaeological Research into Jordan’s Port on the China Sea’, in Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, vol. 57, pp. 477-502

Contributions to Archaeological Reports

Selected Talks and Conference Presentations

  • May 2016: ‚Reconsidering a Family-Archive from Pathyris (134-89 B.C.): a Network Analytical Approach‘, Current Research of Egyptology XVII, Kraków, Poland (English)
  • Oct 2015: ‘Personal Relations and Connectivity in Graeco-Roman Egypt: on Social Network Analysis (SNA) and its Potential for Egyptology‘, Norwegian Society of Egyptologists, 10th annual symposium, Oslo, Norway (English)
  • Sep 2015: ’Written Communications of Soldiers on Campaign: An Employment of Social Network Analysis to a Study of the Military Correspondences of Pates and Pachrates’, Historical Network Research Conference 2015, 3rd annual conference, Lisbon, Portugal (English)
  • Jun 2015: ‘Dramatiske forestilinger i det gamle Egypt’, Norwegian Society of Egyptologists, University of Bergen, Norway (Norwegian) (transl. title: ‚Dramatic Performance in Ancient Egypt‘)
  • Mai 2015: ‘Social Networks and Connectivity in Ancient Egypt’, Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen (ECC), University of Copenhagen, Denmark (English)
  • Feb 2015: ‘Drama i det gamle Ægypten’, Danish Egyptological Society, Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark (Danish) (transl. title: ‚Dramatic Performance in Ancient Egypt‘)
  • Nov 2013: ‘Desert Histories – A Textual Approach to Oasis Life in Graeco-Roman Egypt’, Living on the Edge – Archaeological and Anthropological Approaches to Life in the Desert, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (English)
  • Nov 2012: ‘Børn I det gamle Ægypten’, Rungsted Private Secondary School, Rungsted, Denmark (Two talks: 3rd to 5th and 6th to 8th graders, Danish) (transl. title: ‘Children in Ancient Egypt’)

Poster Presentations

  • Jun 2016: ‚Social Network Analysis and Ancient Letters: Potential and Limitations Working with Papyrological Source Material‘, Second European Conference on Social Networks, Paris, France (English)

Dissertation project

Sozioökonomische Beziehungen im ptolemäischen Pathyris: Ein netzwerkanalytischer Ansatz anhand einer zweisprachigen Gemeinschaft

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Bußmann (Cologne), Prof. Dr. Morenz (Bonn), and Prof. Dr. Ryholt (Copenhagen)