Following the disputation on my doctoral thesis on Hellenistic Queen Arsinoë II's crown (iconographic study) at Gothenburg University in 2010 I now focus my research on the relatively new topic "pseudo script", primarily Ptolemaic and Roman quarry marks in Gebel el Silsila, Egypt.
In 2012 I was rewarded a post doctoral fellowship at Lund University, founded by the Swedish Research Council, and since then I am stationed in Egypt.
Since 2012 I am the mission director of the Gebel el Silsila Epigraphic Survey Project with an international team aiming to document all archaeological records visible to the naked eye.
Other tasks and qualifications
Conference presentations (selection of most recent and upcoming):
“Mason or priest? A comparison between Graeco-Roman signs on magical amulets and symbols in Egyptian quarries”, Budapest 2012.
“Pseudo script in Gebel el Silsila – preliminary results of the epigraphic survey 2012”, CRE XIV Cambridge 2013.
“Gebel el Silsila – a visual fieldreport”, UNESCO/Nubian Museum, Aswan 2013.
“Pictorial representations at Gebel el Silsila – a 10 000 year long repertoire”, Italian days in Aswan 2013 (UNESCO organized conference).
“Quarry Marks in Gebel el Silsila – signifiers of men and gods alike?”, DECODING SIGNS OF IDENTITY: Egyptian workmen’s marks in archaeological, historical, comparative and theoretical perspective, Leiden 2013.
(lecture) ‘A visual field report from Gebel el Silsila’, NVIC Nederlands-Vlaams Instituut in Cairo, November 2013.
“Multicultural commemorations: An epigraphic journey from Prehistoric rock art to Napoleonic signatures at Gebel el Silsila”, CRE XV London 2014.
“Gebel el Silsila: scientific work, site management and current threats”, The Southern Gate of Egypt, March 2014 (UNESCO organized conference).
"Gebel el Silsila – an introduction to the site, its challenges, archaeology and management", SSEA’s annual symposium, Poster, 13-16 November 2014.
“Early Emperors at Gebel el Silsila (Upper Egypt) – quarry activity and workers’ graffiti”, invited lecture to be given at UCL in February 2015.
“From Epipalaeolithic petroglyphs to Roman graffiti: Stylistic variability of anthropomorphs at Gebel el Silsila (Upper Egypt)”, International Conference "What Ever Happened to the People? Humans and Anthropomorphs in the Rock Art of Northern Africa" (Brussels, 17-19 September 2015)
“Stylistic variability of Prehistoric Rock Art at Gebel el Silsila (Upper Egypt)”, IFRAO (Spain, August-September 2015)