Robert Ritner

Professor of Egyptology

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1987.
Teaching at Chicago since 1996.

Special Interests

Egyptian Religion, Magic, Medicine, Social History, Libyan Cultural Interactions.

Robert K. Ritner  is Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and was from 1991-1996 the first Marilyn M. Simpson Assistant Professor of Egyptology at Yale University.  Dr. Ritner is the author of the books The Libyan Anarchy: Inscriptions from Egypt's Third Intermediate PeriodThe Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice, The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri:  A Complete Edition, and over 100 publications on Egyptian religion, magic, medicine, language and literature, as well as social and political history. He has lectured extensively on each of these topics throughout the United States, Europe and Egypt.  He has served as Visiting Professor in Paris in 2009 and in Philadelphia in 2003. In association with The Field Museum of Chicago, Dr. Ritner was the academic advisor for its current Egypt installation and for two British Museum exhibits “Cleopatra of Egypt:  From History to Myth,” and “Eternal Egypt.” In addition, he served as consultant and lecturer for the traveling Cairo Museum exhibit “Quest for Immortality:  Treasures of Ancient Egypt.”  Ritner has led Oriental Institute tours of Egypt for 30 years.

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Education:
PhD (with honors) Egyptology
1987 Dissertation. The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice.
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
The University of Chicago

BA (with honors) Psychology
1975 Department of Psychology
Rice University

Awards:

1995-1996 Morse Fellowship for Scholarly Research, Yale University
1994 Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication or Humanities, Yale University
1991 Mellon Grant, The University of Pennsylvania (declined for Yale faculty position)
1977-1979 University Unendowed Fellowship, The University of Chicago

Positions:

2004- Professor of Egyptology, in The Oriental Institute, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Program on the Ancient Mediterranean World in the Department of Classics, and in the College, The University of Chicago

2003 Visiting associate professor in Egyptology, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Pennsylvania, and Egyptologist in Residence, University of Pennsylvania Museum, Fall Semester

2001-2004 Associate Professor of Egyptology with tenure, in The Oriental Institute, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World, and the College, The University of Chicago

1996-2000 Associate Professor of Egyptology, in The Oriental Institute, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the College, The University of Chicago

1991-1996 First Marilyn M. Simpson Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University

1992-1994 Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University

1990-1991 Research Associate, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago.

1987-1990 Senior Lecturer and Research Associate, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago.

1983-1987 Staff Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago.

1979-1991 Associate Editor and Senior Research Associate. The Demotic Dictionary Project of the University of Chicago

1990 Lecturer and Guide, Oriental Institute Egypt Tour

1989 Lecturer and Guide, Oriental Institute Egypt Tour

1988 Lecturer and Guide, Oriental Institute Egypt Tour

1986 Epigrapher, The Watetkhethor Project at Saqqâra, American Research Center in Egypt

1983 Lecturer, Field Museum, Chicago. “Egypt from Alexander to Cleopatra." Six-week course

1983 Lecturer, The Center for American Archeology, Chicago. “When Mummies Lived.” Six-week course

1982 Lecturer, Field Museum, Chicago. “Ancient Egyptian Literature.” Six-week course

1982 Lecturer, Field Museum, Chicago. “Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic.” Six-week course

1982 Lecturer, Field Museum, Chicago. “Egyptian Myths and Legends.” Six-week course

1982 Lecturer, The University of Chicago. “Demotic Texts” ( Egypt 323). Winter Quarter

1981 Lecturer and Guide, Oriental Institute Egypt Tour

1981 Lecturer, Field Museum, Chicago. “Egyptian Religion and Magic.” Six-week course

1981 Lecturer, The University of Chicago. “Introduction to Middle Egyptian” (Egypt 201). Fall Quarter

1981 Lecturer, Field Museum, Chicago. “Ancient Egyptian Art.” Six-week course

1980 Lecturer, Oriental Institute Egypt Tour

1980 Lecturer, The Oriental Institute. “Egyptian Magic.” Ten-week member course

1977 Lecturer, Field Museum, Chicago. “The Treasures of Tutankhamun.” Museum-sponsored lectures during exhibit, April-July

Professional Services:

2012 Scheduled Faculty Lecturer, Oriental Institute “The Wonders of Ancient Egypt” tour (March)

2011 Harper Lecturer for Alumni Relations, University of Chicago.

2011 Member, NELC Admissions and Aid Committee

2010 Egyptology Promotion Referee for Brown University

2010 Egyptology Referee for the journal Smithsonian

2010 Referee for the Journal of Egyptian History

2009 Egyptology Promotion Referee for UCLA

2008 Faculty Lecturer, An Evening with Akhenaton, The Oriental Institute Presents Series, Research Endowment Campaign, Wilmette, IL, October 17

2008 Egyptology Publication Referee for Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale

2008 Faculty Lecturer, An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Magic and Medicine, Dean's Lunch, Division of the Humanities, Lake Shore Country Club, Glencoe, IL, June 3

2008- Member, Oriental Institute Egyptology Search Committee

2008- Project Investigator, APIS project for papyrological database

2008 Member, NELC Arabic Literature Promotion Committee

2008 Faculty Lecturer, Oriental Institute “Unseen Egypt” tour

2007 Egyptology consultant and staff member, Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Mustafa Kemal University Excavations at Tell Atchana, Antakya/Hatay, Turkey

2007 Faculty Lecturer, Oriental Institute “Wonders of Ancient Egypt ” tour

2006-2007 American Representative, Academic Review Committee, Xth International Congress of Egyptologists, Rhodes

2007- Member, NELC Policy Committee

2007 Translator, Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure for exhibit in the Frank H. McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee

2007 Egyptology Publication Referee for University College London

2006 Member, Oriental Institute Directorship Committee

2006 Photographic contributor, in D. Silverman, J. Wegner and J. H. Wegner, Akhenaton and Tutankhamun, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum, pp. 49, 50, 74-75, 82-83, and 106

2006 Chair, NELC Committee on Aramaic Studies

2006 Faculty Lecturer, Oriental Institute “Egypt & Libya” tour

2006 Member, Oriental Institute Hittite Search Committee

2005- Member, Executive Committee, Program on the Ancient Mediterranean World in the Department of Classics

2005-06 Member, Oriental Institute Promotion and Retention Committees

2005 Faculty Lecturer, Oriental Institute Egypt tour

2004-07 Member, University Committee on Academic Fraud

2004-07 Department Graduate Counselor, Ancient Sections

2004-2007 Member, NELC Student Affairs Committee

2003-2006 Mentor for Oriental Institute Junior Faculty

2004 Faculty Lecturer, Oriental Institute Egyptian Oases Tour

2003 Member, ARCE Fellowship Selection Committee

2003 Ancient Section Representative and Egyptology Field Chair, NELC

2002-2003 Academic Installation Consultant and Contributor, “Eternal Egypt,” The Field Museum

2002-2003 Member, Oriental Institute Speaker Committee

2002-2004 Member, Oriental Institute Publication Strategies Committee

2002 Member, NELC Admissions & Aid and In-Residence Aid Committee

2002 Member, NELC Egyptian Archaeology Search Committee

2000-2007 Dean's Representative, Humanities Doctoral Defenses

2002 Faculty Lecturer, Oriental Institute Egypt Tour

2001-2006 Project Director, Oriental Institute The Egyptian Coffin Texts Project

2001-2004 Member, Policy Committee of the Humanities Division

2001 Egyptology reviewer for National Humanities Center Grants

2001 Egyptology consultant for Classical Philology

2001 Faculty Lecturer, Oriental Institute Egypt Tour

2001 Egyptology consultant for Journal of the American Medical Association

2000 Egyptology Consultant, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum

2000-2004 Member, Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World (CAMW), now Program on the Ancient Mediterranean World in the Department of Classics

2000- Egyptology consultant (Religion and Magic) for Melammu, the Neo-Assyrian Texts Corpus Project

2000-2002 Academic Installation Consultant and Contributor, “Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth,” Field Museum of Natural History and The Oriental Institute

2000-2008 Co-Project Investigator, APIS project for papyrological database

2000 Translator, Funerary papyrus 98.11.1 for exhibit in the Frank H. McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee

2000 Faculty Lecturer, Oriental Institute “Egypt Revealed” Tour

2000 Ancient Section Representative and Egyptology Field Chair, NELC

2000-2003 Member, NELC History Field and Search Committees

1999 Oriental Institute Museum curatorial advisor, responsible for design, object selection and label copy of Egyptian “Magic and Medicine” case

1999 Expert Witness, Commission of Chicago Landmarks, for Egyptian Revival Reebie Brothers Storage Warehouse (2325-33 N. Clark St.)

1999 Member, Oriental Institute Reappointment Committee

1998-2002 Member, Oriental Institute Committee on Egyptian Archaeology

1998-2002 Member, Oriental Institute Committee on Symposia & Workshops

1998- Member, Core Faculty, undergraduate Ancient Studies concentration

1998-2000 Member, NELC Student Affairs Committee

1998-2000 Recording Secretary, Oriental Institute Faculty Meetings

1998-2000 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology volumes, The University of Oklahoma Press

1998-1999 Member, ARCE Fellowship Selection Committee

1998-1999 Co-ordinator, 1999 Chicago convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Ancient Section

1998 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology articles, American Journal of Archaeology

1997-1998 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology articles, Journal of the American Oriental Society

1997-1999 Member, Oriental Institute Committee on Library Acquisitions

1997- Member, Faculty Committee on Brant Cross Scholarship Fund

1997 Photographic contributor, in E. Teeter, The Presentation of Maat, SAOC 57, Chicago, plate 16.

1996-1997 Co-ordinator, Chicago-Stanford Seminars on Hellenistic Egypt

1996-1998 Member, NELC Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Education

1996-1998 NELC Field Chair, Egyptology

1996 Faculty Lecturer, Yale University Alumni Egypt Tour

1995 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology volumes, University of Texas Press

1995 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology articles, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology

1994-1998 Associate Editor. Writings From the Ancient World. Publications of the Society of Biblical Literature.

1994-1995 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology volumes, Oxford University Press

1994 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology articles, Journal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

1993-1995 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology volumes, Harvard University Press

1993-1994 Associate Editor. Magical Images in Later Antiquity: An Iconographic Lexicon, uncompleted project to have been edited by P. Corby Finney, Princeton University.

1993 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology articles, Biblical Archaeologist.

1992 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology articles, Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

1991-1992 Examiner in Demotic Egyptian, Johns Hopkins University

1991- Associate Editor. The Demotic Dictionary Project of the University of Chicago

1990 Co-ordinator, interdisciplinary symposium “Life in a Multi-Cultural Environment: Egypt from Cambyses to Constantine,” and 4th International Congress of Demoticists, September 5-9, Chicago

1990 Consultant for Hieroglyphic composition, Ramses II memorial stela, Dallas, Texas

1988-1997 Contributing Editor, Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy Newsletter, since 1992 retitled Society for Ancient Medicine Review

1988-1990 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology volumes, University of Texas Press

1988- Editorial Consultant for Egyptology articles, Journal of Near Eastern Studies

1988 Identified lost sculpture by Edmonia Lewis, The Death of Cleopatra (1876), since restored and acquired by the Smithsonian Museum; see: Charlotte S. Rubinstein, American Women Sculptors, 1990, p. 55.

1988 Consultant on Egyptian installation, Field Museum, Chicago

1982 Co-ordinator, 1982 Austin convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Ancient Section

Publications. Monographs:

in press:  The Joseph Smith Egyptian Papyri:  A Complete Edition (P. JS 1-4 and the Hypocephalus of Sheshonq), to be published by the Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City.

in progress: Libya in Egypt:  The Impact of Tribalism on Dynasties 19 through 26.  Study of Libyan dynastic rule in Egypt, tracing cross-cultural interactions from the Predynastic through the Saite eras. 

in progress: A Catalogue of the Egyptian Objects in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

in progress: The Hynes Papyrus (OI 25389).  A Roman Mortuary Compendium.  Editio Princeps of the Chicago papyrus, with transliteration, translation, textual commentary and plates, undertaken for the series Oriental Institute Publications (Chicago).

2009: The Libyan Anarchy:  Inscriptions from Egypt's Third Intermediate Period. Transliteration, translation, textual commentary and basicreferences for  primary texts relevant to K. A. Kitchen's The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100-650 BC) and author's companion volume Libya in Egypt;  commissioned for the series Writings from the Ancient World.   Hardback:  Leiden:  Brill Press. Paperback: Atlanta:  Society of Biblical Literature.

forthcoming The Chicago Demotic Dictionary Supplement, ed. by G. Hughes, J. Johnson, and R. Ritner, Oriental Institute (Chicago)

2003 Contributing Editor and Translator, in The Literature of Ancient Egypt , Third edition, edited by William K. Simpson, et al., New Haven: Yale University Press

1997-2002 Editorial Consultant and Contributing Translator, in W. W. Hallo and K. L. Younger, eds., The Context of Scripture, Volume I, E. J. Brill (Leiden), see pp. iii, xi, 27-40, and 50-57.
Volume 2 published 2000; see pp. iii, 55-73.
Volume 3 published 2002; see pp. iii, 19-40.

1993 The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice, Monograph published by the Oriental Institute as Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 54, (Chicago); awarded Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication or Research by a Junior Faculty Member in the Humanities, Yale University.
Second printing with minor revisions: August 1995
Third printing with minor revisions: October 1997
Fourth printing with minor revisions: 2008
Reviews: R. Bianchi, JAOS 114 (1994): 513-14
B. Brier, KMT 4:4 (1993-94): 86-87
M. DePauw, A Companion to Demotic Studies (1997): 109
H. Felber, Enchoria 21 (1994): 119
O. Goelet, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, (1994): 171
L. Kákosy, JARCE 31 (1994): 223-25
W. Hovestreydt, AEB 1993 (1995): 214-16
J. Vercoutter, RdE 46 (1995): 247-48
S. Noegel, Religious Studies Review 22/1 (1996): 55
P. Derchain, Chronique d'Égypte 73, no. 146 (1998): 288-93
E. Meltzer, JSSEA 33 (2006): 131-32
Filmed as "Egypt: Land of the Gods. Part 4 - Magic" (October 30 2001, aired April 3, 2002)

1986 Contributing Editor and Translator, in H. D. Betz, ed., The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, University of Chicago Press (Chicago)
See: R. Merkelbach & M. Totti, Abrasax, vol. I-III (1990-92), vol. I, pp. 178, & 222, vol. II, pp. 23, 25, 60, etc.
J. Quack, Jahrbuch für Antike und Christentum 38 (1995): 114-18

Publications. Articles:

in progress:  “A Unique Egyptian Manacle in the Bankes Collection,” to be submitted to The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology  (London)

in progress:      “The Possession of Bentresh: A Parallel Text from the Luxor Blockyard,”  to be included in a future publication of The Epigraphic Survey’s Luxor Project.  Author's text completed, awaiting Survey drawings. (Chicago)

forthcoming:  “An Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Lines (with Apologies to M. Puig),” to be published in the proceedings of the conference “Egyptian Theology and Demonology:  Studies on the Boundaries between the Divine and Demonic in Egyptian Magic” (Rhodes/Liverpool)

forthcoming:  “Graffiti and Ostraca in the Tomb of Nespakashuty,” to be published in Elena Pischikova, ed., The Tomb of Nespakashuty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, (New York)

forthcoming:  “Hathor,” entry commissioned for the World Book Encyclopedia, (Chicago)

forthcoming:  Quoted translator (Takelot III amphora) in Earle Leichty, Royal Inscriptions of Esarhaddon, Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period series (Toronto)

in press:  “Religion de l'Égypte ancienne.  Conférences de M. Robert K. Ritner, Directeur d'études invité: Une introduction Ġ la magie dans la religion de l'Égypte antique,” AEPHE 117, pp. 101-08  (Paris)

in press: “Throwstick,” catalogue entry for Before the Pyramids: The Origins of Egyptian Civilization.  The Oriental Institute (Chicago). 

2011  “Foreword:  An Egyptological Perspective, ” and quoted contributor in Richard C. Steiner, Proto-Canaanite Serpent Spells in the Pyramid Texts:  A First Look at the Ancestor of Phoenician and Hebrew in the Third Millennium B.C.E., published in Harvard Semitic Studies 61, (Cambridge, MA)

2010    “Seals with Egyptian Hieroglyphic Inscriptions at Persepolis: Egyptian Elements in the Persepolitan and other Achaemenid glyptic,” published online in the Oriental Institute Persepolis Fortification Tablets series in Achaemenid  Research on Texts and Archaeology    (ARTA) 2010.002, (Paris): http://www.achemenet.com/document/2010.002-Garrison&Ritner.pdf

2010    “Setna's Spell of Taking Security (Setna I, col. IV/31-34),”  published in C. Leitz , H. Knuf and D. Von Recklinghausen eds.,Honi soit qui  mal y pense. Studien zum pharaonischen, griechisch-römischen und spätantiken Ägypten zu Ehren von Heinz-Josef Thissen, OLA 194, pp. 425-28 and pl. 79 (Leuven)

2010  “Two Third Intermediate Period Books of the Dead: P. Houston 31.72 and P. Brooklyn 37.1801E,” published in Zahi Hawass and Jennifer Wegner, eds., Millions of Jubilees: Studies in Honor of David P. Silverman, Supplément auxAnnales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, Cahier 39/2, pp. 167-83 (Cairo)

2009    Quoted Contributor in The Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu – IX, The Eighteenth Dynasty Temple, Part I. The Inner Sanctuaries, OIP 136, Chicago:  The Oriental Institute, pp. 77-78. 

2009    “Reading the Coffin of Meresamun,” published online on the Oriental Institute website: http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/is/reading_coffin_meresamun.html

2009    Quoted Contributor in L. Renault, “Recherches sur le henné antique,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 68/3, pp. 200-201, 206.

2009    “Practical Egyptian Magical Spells,”  solicited republication from 1998 in North Texas ARCE Newsletter, No. 16/5, pp. 4-5 (Dallas)

2009    “Fragmentation and Re-integration in the Third Intermediate Period,” published in G. P. F. Broekman, R. J. Demarée and O. E. Kaper, eds., The Libyan Period in Egypt. Historical and Cultural Studies into the 21st -24th Dynasties:  Proceedings of a Conference at Leiden University, 25-27 October 2007, pp. 327-40 (Leiden)

2009    “Egypt and the Vanishing Libyan:  Institutional Responses to a Nomadic People,” in Jeffrey Szuchman, ed., Nomads, Tribes, and   the State in the Ancient Near East: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches, OIS 5,  pp. 43-56 (and back cover) (Chicago)

2008 “Household and Family Religion in Ancient Egypt,” published in J. Bodel and S. Olyan, eds., Household and Family Religion in Mediterranean and West Asian Antiquity: Comparative Perspectives, pp. 171-96 (Oxford).

2008 “Oriental Institute Museum Notes 15: A Coptic Lintel from Qustul,” published in Journal of Near Eastern Studies vol. 67/2, pp. 107-15 (Chicago).

2008 “Libyan vs. Nubian as the Ideal Egyptian,” published in Stephen E. Thompson and Peter Der Manuelian, eds., Egypt and Beyond: Studies Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour Chair of Egyptology at Brown University, June 2005, pp. 305-14 (Providence).

2008 “Some Problematic Bipartite Nominal Predicates in Demotic,” online at http://oi.uchicago.edu/pdf/bipartite_nominal_predicates.pdf and to be published in the proceedings of the Eighth International Congress for Demotic Studies (Würzburg)

2008 “Anubis,” “Cleopatra,” “Horus,” “Osiris,” “Serapis,” “Seth” and “Thoth,” seven entries commissioned for the World Book Encyclopedia, pp. 562, 662a-b, 370, 863, 312, 323, 267-68 (Chicago)

2007 “Ptolemy IX (Soter II) at Thebes,” online at http://oi.uchicago.edu/pdf/ptolemy_soter_II_at_thebes.pdf and to be published in Perspectives on Ptolemaic Thebes, papers from the Seventh Chicago-Johns Hopkins Theban Workshop, SAOC (Chicago)

2007 “Seti I” and “Ramses II,” two entries commissioned for the World Book Encyclopedia, pp. 134 and 323 (Chicago)

2007 Quoted Contributor in David Frankfurter, “Illuminating the Cult of Kothos,” in J. Goehring and J. Timbie, eds., The World of Early Egyptian Christianity, p. 178 (Washington, D.C.)

2006 “‘And Each Staff Transformed into a Snake’: The Serpent Wand in Ancient Egypt,” published in K. Szpakowska, ed., “Through a Glass Darkly: Magic, dreams and prophecy in Ancient Egypt,” pp. 205-25 (Swansea)

2006 “Tutankhamun for the Twenty-first Century: Modern Misreadings of an Ancient Culture,” University of Chicago Record, December 7, 2006, pp. 8-10, and online on the Oriental Institute website: http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IS/RITNER/Zimmer_Lecture_2006.html and on the North Texas ARCE website: www.arce-ntexas.org

2006 “The Cardiovascular System in Egyptian Thought,” published in Journal of Near Eastern Studies 65/2, pp. 99-109 (Chicago)

2006 “Preface” in James P. Allen, The Egyptian Coffin Texts: Voume 8, (OIP 132) (Chicago).

2005 Quoted Contributor in Bernard Legras, “Droit et culture dans le Sarapieion de Memphis: Les rêves d’Apollonios fils de Glaukias,” in R. W. Wallace and M. Gagarin, eds., Papers on Greek and Hellenistic Legal History, pp. 223 and 226, n. 17 (Vienna).

2005 “Scarab” in Kutlu Aslihan Yener, ed., The Amuq Valley Regional Projects, 1995-2002, The Oriental Institute Surveys in the Plain of Antioch, Turkey, Vol. I, (OIP 131), p. 281 and pl. 1. (Chicago).

2005 “The Lost Land of Nubia: Egypt’s Southern Neighbor in Africa,” online on the Oriental Institute website: http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IS/RITNER/Nubia_2005.html

2004 “A Selection of Demotic Ostraca in the Detroit Institute of Arts,” published in Res Severa Verum Gaudium. Festschrift für Karl-Theodor Zauzich zum 65. Geburtstag am 8. Juni 2004, pp. 487-508 and pls. XL-XLI, Peeters Press (Leuven).

2003 “The ‘Breathing Permit of Hôr’ among the Joseph Smith Papyri,” published in Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 62, pp. 161-80 (Chicago), to be reprinted in the volume The Book of Abraham: Scholarly Perspectives, The Institute for Religious Research (Grand Rapids)

2003 “Ecstatic Episode from ‘The Report of Wenamon’ (col. 1/34-43)” published in M. Nissinen, Prophecy from the Ancient Near East, Writings from the Ancient World, pp. 219-20 (Atlanta)

2002 “Des preuves de l'existence d'une nécromancie dans l'Égypte ancienne,” published in Y. Koenig, ed., La magie en Egypte: Ġ la recherche d'une définition, Musée du Louvre, pp. 285-304 (Paris)

2002 “Third Intermediate Period Antecedents of Demotic Legal Terminology,” published in K. Ryholt, ed., Acts of the Seventh International Conference of Demotic Studies, pp. 343-59, CNI Publications 27, Carsten Niebuhr Institute, (Copenhagen)

2002 “Q & A: Teeth and Millstones,” in The New York Times, Science Times, August 6, p. D 2.

2002 “Necromancy in Ancient Egypt,” in Leda Ciraolo and Jonathan Seidel, eds., Magic and Divination in the Ancient World, pp. 89-96, Brill Press (Leiden)

2002 Quoted Contributor in Elaine A. Evans, “A Magical Papyrus Fragment Speaks,” Frank H. McClung Museum Research Notes 24 (July 2002): at n. 3.

2002 “The ‘Breathing Permit of Hôr’ Thirty-four Years Later,” published in Dialogue 33/4 [Winter 2000], pp. 97-119 (Shaker Heights, OH)

2001 “Cleopatra in Egypt,” published in The Oriental Institute News and Notes, no 171, pp. 1-3, and online on the Oriental Institute website: http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IS/RITNER/NN_FAL01/NN_Fal01.html

2001 “Dream Books,” “Magic: an Overview,” “Magic: Magic in Medicine,” “Magic: Magic in Daily Life,” “Magic: Magic in the Afterlife,” “Medicine,” and “Neferti,” seven articles in Donald B. Redford, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Oxford Press (New York); republished in D. Redford: The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion, 2002, pp. 191-214 (Oxford); and The Oxford Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology, Berkley: New York, 2003, pp. 191-214; “Medicine” on-line at http://www.oup.com/us/pdf/ancient.egypt/medicine.pdf

2000 “Innovations and Adaptations in Ancient Egyptian Medicine,” published in Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 59/2, pp. 107-17 (Chicago)

1999 “An Oblique Reference to the Expelled High Priest Osorkon?,” published in J. A. Larson and E. Teeter, eds., Studies in Honor of Edward F. Wente, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, vol. 58, The Oriental Institute, pp. 351-60 (Chicago)

1998 “Egypt under Roman Rule: the Legacy of Ancient Egypt,” in Carl Petry, ed., Cambridge History of Egypt, pp. 1-33 (Cambridge, UK)
See: Michael Cook, The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 31/1 (2000): 147-48.
Fayza Hassan, Al-Ahram Weekly 43 (10-16 June 1999) (Cairo)

1998 “The Wives of Horus and the Philinna Papyrus (PGM XX),” published in W. Clarysse, A. Schoors and H. Willems, eds., Egyptian Religion: The Last Thousand Years. Studies Dedicated to the Memory of Jan Quaegebeur, Part II, OLA 85, pp. 1027-41 (Leuven)

1998 “Fictive Adoptions or Celibate Priestesses?” published in Göttinger Miszellen, vol. 164, pp. 85-90 (Göttingen)

1998 “Practical Egyptian Magical Spells,” published online on the Oriental Institute website: http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IS/RITNER/Annual_Dinner_1998.html

1997 “Plaque of Tutu,” “Magical Wand,” and “Jubilee Relief of Osorkon II,” catalogue entries in David Silverman, ed., Searching for Ancient Egypt, Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, pp. 36 and 82-83 (no. 22), 178 and 234-35 (no. 77), and 168-69 (no. 51); winner of Philadelphia Athenaeum Society Literary Award, 1997.

1997 “The Cult of the Dead,” in David Silverman, ed., Ancient Egypt, Duncan Baird and Oxford Press, pp. 132-47 and 244 (London); selected by History Book Club and Natural Science Book Club; winner of Philadelphia Athenaeum Society Literary Award, 1997.

1996 “The Earliest Attestation of the kp d-Measure,” in Peter De Manuelian, ed., Studies in Honor of William Kelly Simpson, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, vol. 2, pp. 683-88. (Boston)
Online at: http://www.gizapyramids.org/pdf%20library/festschrift_simpson/52_ritner.pdf

1996 “A Cession Document from the Theban Archives of Amenothes Son of Harsiesis,” published in Enchoria , vol. 22, 1996, pp. 130-38 (Würzburg)

1996 “Texts, Storms, and the Thera Eruption,” with Karen P. Foster, published in The Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 55/1, pp. 1-14 (Chicago)
See: James K. Hoffmeier, Israel in Egypt, 1997, pp. 150-51.
Karen P. Foster, ARCE Newsletter 171 (1996): 1 and 9-10.

1996 “Egyptian,” in The World’s Writing Systems, edited by Peter T. Daniels and William Bright, Oxford University Press, pp. 73-84 and 87 (New York)

1996 “Coptic,” in The World’s Writing Systems, edited by Peter T. Daniels and William Bright, Oxford University Press, pp. 287-90 and 295-96 (New York)

1995 “The Religious, Social, and Legal Parameters of Traditional Egyptian Magic,” published in M. Meyer and P. Mirecki, eds., Ancient Magic and Ritual Power, the Proceedings of the Symposium “Magic in the Ancient Mediterranean,” pp. 43-60; E. J. Brill (Leiden)

1995 “Egyptian Magical Practice under the Roman Empire: the Demotic Spells and their Religious Context,” published in Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt , vol. 2, § 18. 5, pp. 3333-79 (Berlin/New York)
See: H. Thissen, Religion und Philosophie im Alten Ägypten, (1991), p. 294
D. Frankfurter, Numen 43 (1996): 311-13.
M. DePauw, A Companion to Demotic Studies (1997): 109

1995 “The Post-mortem Triumph of Ramses II; Or, Ramses Gets Greater in Dallas,” solicited republication from 1991 in North Texas ARCE Newsletter, No. 3/6, pp. 3-6 (Dallas)

1994 “An Unusual Offering Stela in Dallas,” published in Acta Demotica, the Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Demoticists, pp. 265-73 (Pisa); reprinted in Egitto e Vicino Oriente 17 (1994): 265-274.
See: Christie's New York, Antiquities, 11 December 2003, pp. 34-35.

1994 Contributing Translator and Author, in M. Meyer and R. Smith, eds., Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power, pp. 183-86, and 202-11; Harper-Collins (New York); selected by Book of the Month Club, Quality Paperback Book Club, and Reader's Subscription.

1994 “Rwy.t, ‘Radiating’ Symptoms of Gallstone Disease in Ancient Egypt,” with Robert L. Miller, published in Göttinger Miszellen, vol. 141, pp. 71-76 (Göttingen)

1994 “Denderite Temple Hierarchy and the Family of the Theban High Priest Nebwenenef: Block Statue Oriental Institute Museum 10729,” published in D. Silverman, ed., For His Ka: Essays Offered in Memory of Klaus Baer, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, vol. 55, The Oriental Institute, pp. 205-26 (Chicago)

1994 “Enigmatic Throne Element is Probably a Manacle,” published in KMT , vol. 5/1, p. 2 (San Francisco)

1993 “Egyptian Magic: Questions of Legitimacy, Religious Orthodoxy, and Social Deviance,” published in Pharaonic Religion and Society (J. Gwyn Griffiths Festschrift), pp. 189-200 (Swansea, Wales)
See: P. Derchain, BiOr 51 (1994): 535

1993 “An Egyptian Granite Funerary Stela of Kherituankh,” published in Christie's New York, Antiquities, June 14, pp. 17-18 (New York)
See: K. Janssen-Winkeln, MDAIK 53 (1997): 91-100

1993 Quoted Contributor in Naphtali Lewis, “The demise of the Demotic document: when and why,” The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, vol. 79, pp. 276-81 (London)

1992 “Religion vs. Magic. The Evidence of the Magical Statue Bases,” published in Intellectual Heritage of Egypt (László Kákosy Festschrift),Studia Aegyptiaca XIV, pp. 495-501 (Budapest)

1992 “Implicit Models of Cross-cultural Interaction: A Question of Noses, Soap and Prejudice,” published in the Proceedings of the Symposium on Life in a Multi-Cultural Environment: Egypt from Cambyses to Constantine and the 4th International Congress of Demoticists, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, 51, pp. 283-90 (Chicago); article garbled in printing; corrected vession on-lin at: http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/DEPT/PUB/SRC/SAOC/51/Chapter34.html
See: A. Leahy, JAOS 114/3 (1994): 518
G. Vittmann, Enchoria 21 (1994): 169

1992 Quoted Contributor in Richard C. Steiner, “Northwest Semitic Incantations in an Egyptian Medical Papyrus of the Fourteenth Century B.C.E.,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 51 (1992): 191- 200 (Chicago)

1992 Quoted Contributor in John M. Riddle, Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, pp. 66-73 and 188-90

1991 “The Post-mortem Triumph of Ramses II; Or, Ramses Gets Greater in Dallas,” published in The Oriental Institute News and Notes, No. 129 (May/June), pp. 4-5, and 8 (Chicago); republished in 1995.

1990 “Horus Cippus ‘Text C’ and the ‘Business of Sepa’,” published in VariaAegyptiaca, vol. 6/3, pp. 167-68 (San Antonio)

1990 “The End of the Libyan ‘Anarchy’ in Egypt: P. Rylands IX, cols. 11-12,” published in Enchoria , vol. 17, pp. 101-08 (Wiesbaden)
See: K.-Th. Zauzich, Enchoria 17 (1990): 162
G. Vittmann, Der demotische Papyrus Rylands 9, 1998, p. 472.

1990 “O. Gardiner 363: A Spell Against Night Terrors,” published in Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt , vol. 27, pp. 25-41 (New York)

1990 “Multiple Meaning and Ambiguity in the ‘Demotic Chronicle’,” Janet H. Johnson and Robert K. Ritner, published in Studies in Egyptology Presented to Miriam Lichtheim, pp. 494-506 (Jerusalem)

1990 “The Demotic Dictionary,” Janet H. Johnson and Robert K. Ritner, published in The Oriental Institute Annual Report1988-1989 , pp. 43-46 (Chicago)

1989 “So-called ‘Pre-dynastic Hamster-headed’ Figurines in London and Hanover, ” published in Göttinger Miszellen , vol. 111, pp. 85-95 (Göttingen)

1989 “Horus on the Crocodiles: A Juncture of Religion and Magic,” published in Religion and Philosophy in Ancient Egypt, Yale Egyptological Studies 3, pp. 103-16 (New Haven)
See: Y. Koenig, Magie et Magiciens dans l'Égypte Ancienne, (1994), pp. 125-26
L. Kákosy, Bibliotheca Orientalis, vol. 48 (1991): 772-73.

1988 “Mummy Bandage,” published in Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Mummies and Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt, pp. 226-27 (Boston)

1988 “Demotic Facsimilies - Reasons, Methods and Problems,” published in The Oriental Institute Annual Report1987-1988 , pp. 47-51 (Chicago)

1988 “Poll Tax on the Dead,” published in Enchoria , vol. 15, pp. 205-07 (Wiesbaden: 1987)
See: E. Cruz-Uribe, Serapis 7 (1981-82): 109, 120, and 125-29

1987 “The Chicago Demotic Dictionary Project: A Status Report,” published in Aspects of Demotic Lexicography, pp. 145- 48 (Leuven)

1987 “The Site of the Wild Bull-hunt of Amenophis III,” published in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, vol. 72, pp. 193-94 (London: 1986)

1986 “Gleanings from Magical Texts,” published in Enchoria, vol. 14, pp. 95-106 (Wiesbaden)

1986 “Unrecognized Decorated Linch Pins from the Tombs of Tutankhamon and Amenhotep II,” published in Göttinger Miszellen, vol. 94, pp. 53-56 (Göttingen)

1986 “Anubis and the Lunar Disc,” published in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, vol. 71, pp. 149-55 and pls. XV-XVI (London: 1985)
See: B. Millard, JEA 73 (1987): 237-38
To be republished in Italian translation in a forthcoming monograph by Prof. Mario Tosi (2007)

1985 “Two Demotic Notes,” published in Enchoria, vol. 13, pp. 213-14 (Wiesbaden)
See: S. Quirke and C. Andrews, The Rosetta Stone, (1988), p. 13

1984 “A Regional Variant in Demotic Orthography: nfr,” published in Enchoria, vol. 12, pp. 187-88 (Wiesbaden)

1984 “A Uterine Amulet in the Oriental Institute Collection,” published in The Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 43/3, pp. 209-21 (Chicago)
See: J. Scarborough, Society for Ancient Medicine Newsletter, 13 (1985): 52

1984 “A Property Transfer from the Erbstreit Archives,” published in Grammata Demotica, Festschrift für Erich Lüddeckens, pp. 171-87, and pls. 24-30 (Wiesbaden)
See: N. Lewis, Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt, (1986), pp. 168-69
S. Pomeroy, Women in Hellenistic Egypt, (1984), p. 104

1983 “Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri,” published in The Oriental Institute Annual Report1981-82 , pp. 77-79 (Chicago)

1982 “A Misinterpreted Passage in Insinger,” published in Enchoria, vol. 11, pp. 113-14 (Wiesbaden)
See: M. Lichtheim, Late Egyptian Wisdom Literature in the International Context, (1983), p. 213.

1981 “Additional Notes to Hermes Pentamegistos,” published in Göttinger Miszellen, vol. 50, pp. 67-68 (Göttingen)
See: J. Quaegebeur, Hommages Ġ François Daumas, (1986), p. 534

1981 “Hermes Pentamegistos,” published in Göttinger Miszellen, vol. 49, pp. 73-75 (Göttingen)
See: S. Hodjash and O. Berlev, The Egyptian Reliefs and Stelae in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, (1982), p. 199

1980 “Khababash and the Satrap Stela—A Grammatical Rejoinder,” published in Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache, vol. 107, pp. 135-37 (Leipzig)
See: A. Lloyd, JEA 68 (1982): 175, n. 30

1976 “Egyptians in Ireland: A Question of Coptic Peregrinations,” published in Rice University Studies, vol. 62, pp. 65-87 (Houston)

Reviews:

1998 Magic in Ancient Egypt, by Geraldine Pinch, The Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 298-99 (Chicago)

1996 Reviews of current Egyptological literature pertinent to medical history, Society for Ancient Medicine Review , No. 24 (Ann Arbor)

1995 Cahiers de Tanis I, edited by Philippe Brissaud, published in The Journal of the American Oriental Society , vol. 115, No. 1, pp. 132-33 (Ann Arbor)

1995 Reviews of current Egyptological literature pertinent to medical history, Society for Ancient Medicine Review , No. 23, pp. 38-43 (Ann Arbor)

1994 Reviews of all current Egyptological literature pertinent to medical history, Society for Ancient Medicine Review , No. 22, pp. 26-30 (Philadelphia)

1993 Reviews of all current Egyptological literature pertinent to medical history, Society for Ancient Medicine Review (formerly Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy Newsletter ), No. 21, pp. 27-30 (Philadelphia)

1992 Reviews of all current Egyptological literature pertinent to medical history, Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy Newsletter, No. 20, pp. 54-62 (Philadelphia)

1991 Reviews of all current Egyptological literature pertinent to medical history, Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy Newsletter, No. 19, pp. 91-95 (Philadelphia)

1991 Studies in Egyptian Religion: Dedicated to Professor Jan Zandee, by M. Heerma van Voss et. al., ed., published in The Journal of Near Eastern Studies 50, No. 3 (July), pp. 209-13 (Chicago)

1990 Essai sur la théologie du Temple d'Horus Ġ Edfou, by S. Cauville, published in The Journal of the American Oriental Society , vol. 110, No. 4, pp. 754-57 (Cincinnati)

1990 Reviews of all current Egyptological literature pertinent to medical history, Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy Newsletter, No. 18, pp. 17-24 (Philadelphia)

1989 Papyrus Démotiques de Lille (III), by Françoise de Cenival, published in Chronique d’Égypte , vol. LXIII, No. 126, pp. 278-81 (Brussels)

1989 Reviews of all current Egyptological literature pertinent to medical history, Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy Newsletter, No. 17, pp. 39-45 (Raleigh)

1989 The Egyptian Hermes, by Garth Fowden, published in Cauda Pavonis New Series, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-2 (Pullman, Washington)

1988 Editorial Consultant for Egyptology articles in Wendy Donziger, director of trans., Yves Bonnefoy, ed., Mythologies , University of Chicago Press (Chicago)

1988 Die Lehre des Anchscheschonqi, by H. J. Thissen, published in Bibliotheca Orientalis , 44 (No. 5/6, September-November 1987), pp. 642-46 (Leiden)

1988 Reviews of all current Egyptological literature pertinent to medical history, Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy Newsletter, No. 16, pp. 37-38, and 42-47 (Raleigh)

1988 The Physicians of Pharaonic Egypt, by Paul Ghalioungui, published in The Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 47/3, pp. 199-201 (Chicago)

1986 Ancient Egyptian Literature, A Book of Readings, vol. III, by Miriam Lichtheim, published in The Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 45/3, pp. 243-44 (Chicago)

1984 Imhotep und Amenhotep, by Dietrich Wildung, published in The Journal of Near Eastern Studies , vol. 43/4, pp. 353-55 (Chicago)

Lectures. Conventions:

2002 Some Problematic Bipartite Nominal Predicates in Demotic, delivered at the Eighth International Congress for Demotic Studies, Würzburg, August 30.

2002 Egyptian Religion in the Late Period, delivered at the fifty- third convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Baltimore, April 28

2000 A Healing Statue of Bes Pantheos in the Brooklyn Museum, delivered at the fifty-first convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Berkeley, April 28

1999 Third Intermediate Period Antecedents of Demotic Legal Terminology, delivered at the Seventh International Conference of Demotic Studies, Copenhagen, August 27

1997 Necromancy at the Heb-Sed? , delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Ann Arbor, April 12

1996 A Rediscovered Middle Kingdom Exemplar of the “Libyan Smiting Scene,delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, St. Louis, April 13

1995 A Newly Identified Mithraeum in the Kharga Oasis, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Atlanta, April 29

1994 The Tempest Stela of Ahmose and the Santorini Eruption, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Toronto, April 29

1993 An Unusual Offering Stela in Dallas, delivered at the Fifth International Congress of Demoticists, Pisa, September 6

1993 The Family of Nebwenenef and the Denderite Temple Hierarchy, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Baltimore, April 25

1992 An Unusual Offering Stela in Dallas, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Seattle, April 25

1991 New Kingdom Royal Sarcophagi Texts on a Private Coffin, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Boston, April 27

1990 The Last Meshwesh Chieftain, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Berkeley, April 29

1989 So-called “Predynastic Hamster-Headed Figures” in London and Hanover, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Philadelphia, April 21-23

1988 O. Gardiner 363, A Spell Against Nightmares, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Chicago, April 30

1987 The Demotic Dictionary: A Status Report, delivered at the Third International Demoticists’ Meeting, Cambridge, England

1987 Horus-Shed: A Reinterpretation, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Memphis, Tennessee

1984 The Chicago Demotic Dictionary, delivered at the Second International Demoticists’ Meeting, Leiden, the Netherlands

1984 The Ouroboros in Egyptian Representations, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Cleveland

1982 Anubis and the Lunar Disk, delivered at the convention of the American Research Center in Egypt, Austin, Texas

Lectures. Invited Symposia and Lecture Series:

2011    Theogonies and Cosmogonies in Egyptian Ritual, to be delivered at the conference “Imagined Beginnings:  The Poetics and Politics of  Cosmogony, Theogony and Anthropogony in the Ancient World,” the Franke Institute for the Humanities, Chicago, April 9.

2011    Ancient Egyptian Curses and Love Potions, University of Chicago Harper Lectures, Oak Park and Evanston, IL, April 28 and May 12.       

2010    An American Mummy Tale: The Joseph Smith Papyri, delivered for the North Texas Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, Dallas, February 12.

2010    Why Mummify? Egyptian Religion, Medical Theory and the Funerary Arts, two lectures delivered for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, November 19-20.

2010    The Libyan Anarchy:  Egypt and Nubia in the Era from Solomon to Assurbanipal, opening lecture for The Oriental Institute Members'    Lecture Series, October 6.

2010    Artistic and Religious Features of the Egyptian Collection of the MFAH, delivered for the monthly lecture series “Artful Thursday” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, July 22.

2010    “King Petemenekh”: New Kingdom Royal Sarcophagi Texts on a Private Coffin, delivered at the conference  “Problems of Canonicity and Identity Formation in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia,” University of Copenhagen, May 27.

2010    The Legacy of Thoth-Hermes:  Cross-cultural Interactions in Hellenistic Egypt, delivered for the Classical Art Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, May 13.

2010    Curses and Love Charms in Ancient Egypt, delivered for the seventh annual “Legacy of Egypt” lecture series at The University of Memphis, April 16.

2010    Thiouis at Medinet Madi, delivered in conjunction with the Midwest Consortium in Ancient Religions session on “The Hymns of Isidorus from Medinet Madi,” Ann Arbor, April 9.

2010    Aspects of Cushite “Egyptianization”:  Piety, Prestige and Propaganda, keynote address delivered for the Center for Ancient Studies at the University of Pennsylvania second annual graduate student conference “The Sincerest Form of Flattery:  Emulation and Imitation in the Ancient World,” Philadelphia, March 12.

2010    The Nubian Pharaohs and their Rule in Egypt, delivered for the Clay Center in conjunction with the exhibit “Lost Kingdoms of the Nile:  Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” Charleston, WV, January 20.

2009    Heka:  The Origin and Nature of Magic, Applied Magic:  Curses and Love Charms, Implements of Magic:  Serpent Staves, Amuletic Knives and the Ramesseum Magician’s Box, New Approaches to Magical Literature, Medicine and Demons, 8 hours of lectures for theÉcole Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences Religieuses, delivered at the Sorbonne and L'Institut Khéops, Paris, May 13, 18, 20 and 27.

2008 Magic and Medicine in Theory and Practice in Ancient Egypt, Curses and Love Charms, How a Temple Works, The Great Deities of Mythology, The Function of Egyptian Art, five lecture, all-day seminar delivered for the Orange County Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, Santa Ana, CA., June 7.

2008 Magic in Ancient Egypt, delivered for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, State College, May 3.

2008 Egypt and the Vanishing Libyan: Institutional Responses to a Nomadic People, delivered for the symposium " Pastoral Nomads, Tribes, and the State in the Ancient Near East: Cross- Disciplinary Approaches," Chicago, March 7.

2008 The Restless Western Front:  Libyan Interactions with Ancient Egypt , delivered for the North Texas Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, Dallas, January 19.

2007 Fragmentation and Re-integration in the Third Intermediate Period, opening lecture delivered for the symposium "The Libyan Period in Egypt," Leiden University, October 25.

 2007 An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic, delivered for the Oriental Institute Volunteers, Chicago, May 14.

 2007 Magic and Medicine in Theory and Practice in Ancient Egypt, delivered for the Egyptian Embassy, Washington, D.C., April 27.

2007 Creation Stories, How a Temple Works, The Great Deities of Mythology, The Impact of Egyptian Religion,The Function of Egyptian Art, five lecture, all-day seminar delivered for the Washington, D. C. Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, April 28.

2006 Tutankhamun for the Twenty-first Century: Modern Misreadings of an Ancient Culture, lecture delivered for the inaugural reception for Robert Zimmer, incoming President of The University of Chicago, Field Museum, Chicago, October 26.

2006 Ptolemy IX (Soter II) at Thebes, delivered at the Seventh Chicago-Johns Hopkins Theban Workshop, “Perspectives on Ptolemaic Thebes,” Chicago, October 14.

2006 The Magic of Egyptian Art, delivered in conjunction with the exhibit “Ancient Egypt: The Quest for Immortality,” Public Museum of Grand Rapids, April 13.

2005 Magic within the Medical Practices of Ancient Egypt, delivered in conjunction with the exhibit “The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 6.

2005 The Magic of Egyptian Art, delivered in conjunction with the exhibit “Ancient Egypt: The Quest for Immortality,” Dayton Art Institute, October 23.

2005 Magic and Medicine in Theory and Practice in Ancient Egypt, delivered for the North Texas Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, Dallas, October 7.

2005 3,500 Years of Faith: Ancient Egyptian Religion. Creation Stories, The Great Deities of Mythology, How a Temple Works, The Funerary Cult, Curses and Love Charms, The Curse of Akhenaton, Traditional Egyptian Religion in the Greek, Roman and Coptic Eras, seven lecture, all-day seminar delivered for the North Texas Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, Dallas, October 8.

2005 The Archaeology of Egyptian Magic, delivered for The Oriental Institute, Chicago, May 21.

2005 Political Intrigue in Ptolemaic Egypt, delivered for the Chicago Classical Society, May 7.

2005 Household and Family Religion in Ancient Egypt, delivered at the symposium “Household and Family Religion in Mediterranean and West Asian Antiquity: Comparative Perspectives, Brown University, February 28.

2004 Cultural Exchanges Between Egyptian and Greek Medicine, delivered for the symposium “Foreign Relations and Diplomacy in the Ancient World: Egypt, Greece, Near East,” The University of the Aegean, Rhodes, December 5.

2004 The Archaeology of Egyptian Magic, delivered for the Smithsonian Associates seminar “Egypt Unwrapped,” Washington, D.C., September 18.

2004 Stars of the Pharaohs, delivered for the Oriental Institute and Adler Planetarium, Chicago, August 14.

2004 The Eldest Son of Creation: Magic in Ancient Egyptian Theology and Ritual, delivered in conjunction with the exhibit “Ancient Egypt: The Quest for Immortality,” Milwaukee Public Museum, July 21.

2004 The Magic of Egyptian Art, delivered in conjunction with the exhibit “Ancient Egypt: The Quest for Immortality,” Milwaukee Public Museum, July 22.

2004 “And each staff transformed into a snake”: The Serpent Wand in Ancient Egypt, delivered for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, May 14.

2003 The Eldest Son of Creation: Magic in Ancient Egyptian Theology and Ritual, delivered for the University of Pennsylvania Museum, November 19

2003 “And each staff transformed into a snake”: The Serpent Wand in Ancient Egypt, keynote lecture delivered for the conference “Through a Glass Darkly: Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Egypt,” The University of Swansea, Baskerville Hall, Wales, September 1.

2003 Libyan vs. Nubian as the Ideal Egyptian, delivered for the symposium “Cultural Borrowings and Ethnic Appropriations in Antiquity,” Schloss Elmau, Germany, July 14

2003 An Eternal Curse upon the Reader of These Lines (with Apologies to M. Puig), keynote lecture delivered for the first Greek Egyptology symposium “Egyptian Theology and Demonology: Studies on the Boundaries between the Divine and Demonic in Egyptian Magic,” The University of the Aegean, Rhodes, June 27

2003 An Introduction to Egyptian Artistic Representation as Exemplified by the British Museum Exhibition “Eternal Egypt,” delivered for The University of Chicago Alumni Association, May 17

2003 Magic in Ancient Egyptian Religion and Funerary Practices, delivered in conjunction with the exhibit “Ancient Egypt: The Quest for Immortality,” Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, May 3

2003 Eternity Held Captive: the Social and Religious Context of Egyptian Art, delivered in conjunction with the exhibit “Eternal Egypt,” The Field Museum, Chicago, April 24, 26, 27, 30, May 1 (Breasted Society), 15 (Field Ambassadors) and 21 (Field Associates and Cultural Collections Committee), June 9 (Egyptian Consulate) and August 11 (closing dinner)

2003 Reading Egyptian Art: Script and Representation in Ancient Egypt, delivered for the University of Chicago Women's Board, January 15

2002 Libya in Egypt: The Culture Wars of the Third Intermediate Period, delivered for the Egypt Exploration Organization of Southern California, December 7

2002 Egyptian Magic: Its Use in Temple Ritual, State Practices, and Private Funerary Traditions, delivered in conjunction with the exhibit “Ancient Egypt: The Quest for Immortality,” The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., August 14.

2002 Ancient Egyptian Magic, delivered for the Brown University Friends of Egyptology, April 12.

2002 An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of the Egyptian Surgeon, delivered at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Chicago, April 10.

2002 The Egypt of Cleopatra and the Ptolemaic Dynasty (332-30 BC), delivered for the Fermilab Lecture Series, January 18.

2001 Heka -- The Magic of Ancient Egypt, delivered at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, November 15.

2001 In Death Immortal: Cleopatra and her Legacy, delivered at The Oriental Institute, November 7.

2001 The Living Image: Art and Text in Egyptian Hieroglyphs, delivered at the Chicago Humanities Festival XII, November 3.

2001 Cleopatra in History and Legend, delivered for the Classical Art Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, October 30.

2001 Cleopatra in Context: A Princess Descended From So Many Royal Kings, delivered at The Oriental Institute, October 24.

2001 Cleopatra's Ancestors: The Ptolemaic Dynasty, delivered at The Cleopatra Seminar, The Fortnightly Club, Chicago, October 22.

2001 An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Magic, delivered at the South Suburban Archaeological Society, October 18.

2001 Cleopatra and the Ptolemies, The Field Museum, September 12 (Docent Training), October 2 (Field Museum Women's Board), October 23 (Exelon Reception), November 13 (The Egyptian Consulate in Chicago), December 4 (The University of Chicago Alumni Association), January 15, 2002 (The Breasted Society of the Oriental Institute).

2001 Panel Chair, “Cleopatra Reassessed,” The British Museum Twenty‑fifth Classical Colloquium, London, June 14.

2001 An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Magic, annual Anshe Lecture, Johns Hopkins University, April 4.

2000 Egyptian Medicine and Magic, delivered at the Oriental Institute, Chicago, November 11.

2000 Necromancy in Ancient Egypt, delivered at the Louvre symposium “La magie en Egypte: Ġ la recherche d'une définition,” Paris, September 29-30.

2000 Theory and Practice in Ancient Egyptian Magic and Medicine, two lectures delivered at the symposium “Egypt Revealed II,” Dallas, September 16-17.

2000 The Late New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period, Mummies and Forensics, and Medicine and Magic, three lectures delivered for the Egypt Summer School series, The University of Chicago Graham School and The Oriental Institute, Chicago, July 24-28.

2000 Magical Conventions in the Egyptian Romance of Setna Khamuas, delivered for the Works of the Mind lecture series, The University of Chicago Basic Program and The Oriental Institute, Chicago, May 7

2000 The Egyptian Hours of the Night, featured program for “Romancing the Past 2000, the Breasted Medallion Ceremony of the Oriental Institute,” Chicago, May 5

2000 The One God who Made Himself into Millions: Ancient Egyptian Conceptions of Deity, Religion and Magic and Egypt in the Third Intermediate Period, two lectures sponsored by the Dallas Museum of Art and the American Research Center in Egypt, North Texas Chapter, Dallas, April 13 and 15

1999 Death on Swift Wings: The Mummy's Curse in Ancient Egyptian Ritual and Literature, two lectures delivered at the symposium “Egypt Revealed,” Chicago, October 23-24

1998 Never Quiet on the Western Front: Libya and Ancient Egypt, delivered at the symposium on “Africa's Egypt: New Perspectives on an Ancient Civilization,” sponsored by the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology of The University of Memphis, November 27

1998 Egyptian Religion and Kingship, Oriental Institute workshop on “Introducing Ancient Egypt,” November 14

1998 Egyptian Medical Theory and Practice, Meeting of the Oregon, Washington and British Columbia Academies of Otolaryngology, in conjunction with the exhibit, “Splendors of Ancient Egypt,” Portland Art Museum, May 29

1998 Some Practical Egyptian Magical Spells; featured lecture for The Oriental Institute Annual Dinner, May 18

1997 Seven Brides with Seven Stingers: the Philinna Papyrus Incantation and the Scorpion Wives of Horus, Third Chicago-Stanford Seminar on Hellenistic Egypt, University of Chicago, November 8

1997 Weapons against Fate: Magic in the Religion of Ancient Egypt, delivered in conjunction with the exhibit “Splendors of Ancient Egypt,” The Detroit Institute of Arts, October 25

1997 Respondent, “Perspectives on the pompe of Ptolemy II Philadelphus,” Second Chicago-Stanford Seminar on Hellenistic Egypt, Stanford University, April 19

1997 Aspects of Ancient Egyptian Magic, delivered at the Chicago Humanities Institute, University of Chicago, March 12

1996 Chiefs, Ill-fated and Evil-plumed: Libyan Relations with Egypt, delivered at the symposium on “Egypt and its Neighbors,” The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, the University of Toronto, November 9

1996 Seven Brides with Seven Stingers: the Scorpion Wives of Horus, opening lecture for the Members Series, The Oriental Institute, October 9

1996 Innovation and Adaptation in Ancient Egyptian Medicine, delivered at the symposium on “Progress and Change in Ancient Near Eastern Medicine and Diet,” Rodef Shalom Botanical Garden, Pittsburgh, September 6

1996 Oracles of the Dead: Necromancy in Ancient Egypt, delivered for the American Research Center in Egypt, North Texas Chapter, Dallas, May 31

1996 Egyptian Gods and Religion, delivered at the Dallas Museum of Art, in conjunction with the reopening of the Egyptian Galleries, May 30

1995 Honey, Purgatives and the Hand of God: Science and Magic in the Medicine of Ancient Egypt, delivered at the California Museum of Ancient Art, Los Angeles, November 14

1995 Magic and Science in Pharaonic Medicine, delivered at the symposium on “Stars, Science and Pyramids,” The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, the University of Toronto, November 4

1995 Chaos Defeated and Lovers Impaled: Ritual Magic and Popular Religion in Ancient Egypt, delivered at the symposium on “Supernatural Egypt,” Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, The University of Memphis, February 25.

1994 The Egyptian Context of the Mithras Liturgy, delivered at the symposium on “The Mithras Liturgy” at the annual meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature, Chicago, November 19

1994 Hellenistic Egyptian Magic, Archaeological Institute of America, New Haven, November 10.

1994 Snakes, Scorpions and Mother's Milk: Magic in the Practice and Pharmacopoeia of Ancient Egyptian Medicine, delivered at the 8th Holman Symposium on Ancient Egypt, Fordham University, New York, April 22.

1994 Chaos Defeated and Lovers Impaled: Ritual Magic and Popular Religion in Ancient Egypt, delivered at the California Museum of Ancient Art, Los Angeles, March 7; followed by book signing of The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice.

1994 Necromancy in Ancient Egypt, delivered at the symposium on “Magic and Divination in the Ancient World,” University of California at Berkeley, February 18

1994 Magic and Popular Religion in Ancient Egypt, keynote address delivered at the symposium “Temples, Tombs, and the Egyptian Universe,” inaugurating the reinstalled Egyptian Galleries, Brooklyn Museum, December 4

1993 Ancient Egyptian Medicine, Workshop on Ancient Societies, The University of Chicago, April 28

1992 Egyptian Magic: Questions of Legitimacy, Religious Orthodoxy, and Social Deviance, Plenary lecture delivered at the conference “Magic in the Ancient Mediterranean,” Lawrence, Kansas, August 22; repeated for the Judaic Studies Faculty/Graduate Student Seminar on “Jewish Magic in Antiquity,” Yale, November 11

1991 Egyptian Art, delivered at the Dallas Museum of Art, in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 24

1991 The Sacred Science of Healing in Ancient Egypt, delivered at the annual meeting of the Ben May Institute for Cancer Research, Chicago, May 10

1991 Funerary Magic in Ancient Egypt, delivered at the Dallas Museum of Art, January 31

1990 In the Shadow of Imhotep: The Sacred Science of Healing in Ancient Egypt , delivered at the symposium “Magic and Medicine: Healing Arts in the Ancient Near East,” Oriental Institute, November 3

1990 Implicit Models of Cross-cultural Interaction: A Question of Noses, Soap and Prejudice, delivered at the interdisciplinary symposium “Life in a Multi-Cultural Environment: Egypt from Cambyses to Constantine,” and 4th International Congress of Demoticists, Chicago, September 6

1990 Ancient Egyptian Medical Practice, delivered at the Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden, Pittsburg, April 22

1990 The Libyan Anarchy in Ancient Egypt Re-evaluated, delivered at Yale University, New Haven, March 29

1990 Curses, Love Charms and Magic in Ancient Egypt, delivered at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 17

1989 Shattered Dolls and the Angry Dead: Egyptian Religion and Magic, delivered at the Ramses the Great Exhibit, Dallas, April 24 and Mountain View Community College, Dallas, April 24

1989 Egyptian Magic: Orthodoxy, Legitimacy and Social Deviance, Workshop on Ancient Societies, The University of Chicago, February 21

1988 Egyptian Myth and Religion, delivered at the Field Museum, Chicago, symposium for opening of exhibit “Inside Ancient Egypt,” November 13

1988 Myth in Stone: The Temple as Microcosm, delivered at The Oriental Institute, symposium on “Sacred Places: Sacred Rites,” November 5

1988 Horus on the Crocodiles: A Juncture of Religion and Magic, delivered at Yale University, symposium on “Religion and Philosophy in Ancient Egypt,” October 1, and at the Oriental Institute, Workshop on the Society and Religion of Ancient Egypt, October 24

1988 Shattered Dolls and the Angry Dead: Curses and Love Charms of Ancient Egypt, delivered at the Milwaukee Public Museum, August 20

1988 An Introduction to Ancient Egypt, Chicago Counsel on Foreign Relations, May 23

1988 Preliminary Investigations Toward a Social History of the Libyan “Anarchy” in Egypt (946-712 B.C.), Oriental Institute, April 4

1987 The Theology of Amarna, Amarna Seminar, Oriental Institute, November 7

1987 Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic, Oriental Institute Members’ Lecture

1987 Medicine and Magic in Ancient Egypt: A Story of Teeth, Tumors and Terror, delivered at the 50’th Anniversary Dinner of the Zoller Memorial Dental Clinic, The University of Chicago Medical Center, February 17

1987 When Pharaohs were Divine. The Institution of Kingship in Ancient Egypt, delivered for the UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, California

1987 The Role of Women in Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra in the Context of Ptolemaic History, Two lectures delivered for the UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, California

1986 Egyptian Religion and Magic, delivered at the Summer Institute for Teachers, sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council

1986 Medicine, Magic and Mythology in Ancient Egypt, delivered at Michael Reese Hospital, Grand Rounds, April 22

1986 Egyptian Medicine, delivered at The Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Distinguished Lecture Series, March 18

1986 Egyptian Curses and Love Charms, delivered to the Southern California branch of the American Research Center in Egypt, Los Angeles, California

1986 The Great Religious Mysteries, Death and Resurrection, Medicine and Magic, Three lectures delivered for the UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, California

1984 Egyptian Religion and Magic, delivered at the Summer Institute for Teachers, sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council

1982 Ancient Egypt: Magic Charms, Curses and Sex, delivered at Wright College, Chicago, Illinois

1982 Ancient Egyptian History, delivered at the Center for American Archeology at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

1981 Sex, Violence and Magic in Ancient Egypt, delivered at Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois

1981 Magic Charms, Curses and Sex, delivered at the Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

1977 The Treasures of Tutankhamun, delivered at NASA Space Center, Houston, Texas

1977 The Treasures of Tutankhamun, multiple lectures delivered at the Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

1975 Egyptians in Ireland, delivered at the Medieval Miscellanies Seminar, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Media Interviews and Contributions.

2010    Interview with Eric Ladau, “The Front Row” on Houston Public Radio, July 21 and online at: http://appl.kuhf.org/houston_public_radio-listen_online.php

2010    Press interview with Beth Spencer, “Noted author to lecture on curses, spells from Egypt,” The Daily Helmsman (University of        Memphis) vol. 77/107 (April 14, 2010): 1 and 6.

2006 Commentator for television program “Strange Civilizations: Ancient Egypt” Towers Productions, Inc./The History Channel; first aired August 22 and 26, 2006.

2004 Commentator for television film series, “Tale of the Tomb,” 4-part series for National Geographic Television.

2003 Public Relations commentator for print, radio and television media for the exhibit “Eternal Egypt” (Field Museum). Live inteviews conducted April 22; Television: NBC, CBS, WGN; radio: WBEZ, WHPK; print media: Chicago Tribune, The Sun Times, Copley News, Northshore Magazine, Oak Park Journal, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Cachette Magazine. Recorded narrator for Acoustiguide headset exhibit commentary and interactive displays.

2002 Recorded narrator for the exhibit “Quest for Immortality. Treasures of Ancient Egypt,” Cairo Museum objects touring through 2007.

2002 Commentator for film “The Lost Book of Abraham: Investigating a Remarkable Mormon Claim,” Institute for Religious Research.

2001-2002 Public Relations commentator for print, radio and television media for the exhibit “Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth.” Live inteviews conducted October 16. Television: ABC, CBS, WGN, CLTV; radio: NPR, WBBM; print media: Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, The Sun Times, Copley News, The Times of Indiana, Des Moines Register, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine; various freelance journalists. Recorded narrator for Acoustiguide headset exhibit commentary.

2001 Commentator for television film series, “In Search of ...” in regard to Tutankhamun tomb curse, KAOS Entertainment/Fox Network, May 22; first aired October 4, 2002

2001 Translator of Egyptian magical spells, AOL Moviefone link to review of “The Mummy Returns”

2000 Commentator for television film series, “Egypt: Land of the Gods,” Greystone Communications/The History Channel, aired October 30, 2000 and April 4, 2002

2000 Radio commentator on “Extension 720” with Milt Rosenberg, (WGN Radio) January 26

1999 Commentator for television film series, “Exploring the Unknown,” Triage Entertainment/Fox Family Channel, aired September 13

1997 Commentator for television film series, “Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic,” Paragon Productions, Toronto

Courses Taught

The University of Chicago (1996-):

Introduction to Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Egypt 201> 10101, ANCM 30500)
(Fall 2001, Fall 2004, Fall 2008, Fall 2010)

Introduction to Middle Egyptian—2 (Egypt 202 >10102)
(Winter 2002, Winter 2005, Winter 2009, Winter 2011)

Middle Egyptian Texts - 1 (Egypt 203 > 10103)
(Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2010)

Middle Egyptian Texts—2 (Egypt 211)
(Fall 1997, Fall 2000)

Hieratic (Egypt 212 > 20102)
(Winter 1997, Winter 1998, Winter 2001, Winter 2004, Winter2011)

Introduction to Old Egyptian (Egypt 213 > 20110)
(Spring 2001, Spring 2006)

Introduction to Coptic (Egypt 221 > 10201)
(Fall 1996, Fall 1999, Fall 2005, Fall 2009)

Coptic Texts (Egypt 222> 10202)
(Winter 1997, Winter 2000, Winter 2006, Winter 2010)

Introduction to Late Egyptian (Egypt 223> 20210)
(Spring 1997, Spring 1999, Spring 2008)

Introduction to Egyptian Religion and Magic (Egypt 260 > NEHC 20212/30212 = ANST 23302)
(Winter 1999, Winter 2003)

Late Egyptian Texts & Hieratic (Egypt 331 > 20211)
(Fall 1996, Fall 1998, Fall 1999, Fall 2000, Fall 2002)

Introduction to Demotic (Egypt 332 > 30120 = ANCM 32100)
(Winter 1999, Winter 2003, Winter 2005, Winter 2007)

Demotic Texts (Egyptian 333> 30121)
(Spring 1997, Spring 1998, Spring 1999, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Spring 2008)

Third Intermediate Period Texts (Egypt 441)
(Winter 1998)

Ptolemaic Hieroglyphs (Egypt 446> 30446)
(Fall 1996, Spring 2000, Winter 2006, Spring 2010)

Ptolemaic and Roman Hieratic (Egypt 30447)
(Fall 2006)

Demotic Texts -2 (Egypt 451)
(Winter 2000)

Coptic Dialects (Egypt 455 > 45500)
(Fall 1998, Winter 2002, Winter 2007)

Medical Texts (Egypt 473 > 40473)
(Winter 1997, Spring 2002)

Religious Texts (Egypt 480 > 40480)
(Spring 1998, Spring 2005, Spring 2011)

Texts from the Royal Tombs: Underworld Books (Egypt 40484)
(Fall 2007)

Seminar: Egyptology (Egypt 488)
(Spring 2001)

Seminar: Ramesside Egypt (Egypt 40494)
(Spring 2004)

Seminar: Animal Cults in a Wider Context—Social, Political and

Economic Ramifications (Egypt 494> 49400)
(Winter 2009)

Directed Readings in Egyptology (Egypt 499> 49900, sect. 19)
(Winter 1997, Fall 2005, Winter 2006, Spring 2011)

Reading Course in Advanced Demotic Texts (EGPT 40450)
(Fall 2005, Spring 2008)

Egyptian History - contributing lecturer (NEHIST 201/202/203 >NEHC 20001/30001)
(Winter 1998, Spring 1998, Winter 2000, Spring 2000, Fall 2001,

Winter 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2007, Spring 2011)
Ancient Studies Seminar - participant (ANST 271)
(Spring 2002)

The Religion of Greco-Roman Egypt (NEHC 30033 = Classics 44400 = ANCM 44400)
(Spring 2009)

The University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2003)

Middle Egyptian (AMES 46041)

Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt (AMES 165401 = 565401 = RELS 214401)

Yale University (1991-1996):

Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian (Near East 160/560)
(Fall/Spring 1991/2; Fall/Spring 1992/3; Fall/Spring 1993/4; Fall 1994; Spring 1996)

The Later History of Ancient Egypt: From the Ramessides to the Ptolemies (and Beyond) (Near East 111b/511b)
(Spring 1992; Spring 1996)

Egyptian Historical Texts: Post New Kingdom (Near East 568b)
(Spring 1994)

Seminar in Egyptian History: Nubia (Near East 569a)
(Fall 1994)

Demotic Egyptian (Near East 573)
(Fall/Spring 1991/2; Fall/Spring 1992/3; Fall 1994; Spring 1996)

Egyptian Religious Texts: Pyramid Texts through Coptic (Near East 578)
(Fall/Spring 1993/4)

Directed Readings in Egyptology (Near East 579)
(Fall/Spring 1992/3)

Magic in Late Hellenistic Antiquity (Near East 747b; Required Graduate Seminar in Religious Studies)
(Spring 1993)

The University of Chicago (1981-1990):

Introduction to Middle Egyptian (Egypt 201)
(Fall 1987, 1984, 1981)

Introduction to Middle Egyptian—2 (Egypt 202)
(Winter 1988, 1985)

Middle Egyptian Texts—1 ( Egypt 203)
(Spring 1988, 1985)

Middle Egyptian Texts—2 (Egypt 211)
(Fall 1988, 1983)

Hieratic (Egypt 212)
(Winter 1989)

Old Egyptian (Egypt 213)
(Spring 1988, 1984)

Introduction to Coptic (Egypt 221)
(Fall 1987, 1986, 1989)

Coptic Texts (Egypt 222)
(Winter 1990, 1988, 1987)

Introduction to Late Egyptian (Egypt 223)
(Spring 1989)

Late Egyptian Texts & Hieratic (Egypt 321)
(Fall 1985)

Introduction to Demotic (Egypt 322)
(Winter 1986, 1984, Fall 1984, Fall 1989)

Demotic Texts (Egypt 323)
(Winter 1990, Spring 1987, Winter 1982)

Demotic Papyrology/Advanced Research in Demotic (Egypt 453)
(Spring 1990)

Seminar: Literature and Politics of the Middle Kingdom (Egypt 416)
(Spring 1986)

Third Intermediate Period Texts ( Egypt 441)
(Winter 1989)

Inscriptions of the Ethiopic Kings (Egypt 442)
(Spring 1990)

Research in Coptic (Egypt 457)
(Spring 1989)

Advanced Coptic Dialectical Texts (Egypt 458)
(Spring 1987)

Medical Texts—Middle Egyptian through Coptic (Egypt 473)
(Spring 1989)

Egyptian Magical Texts—Pyramid Texts through Coptic (Egypt 482)
(Fall 1988)

Seminar: Animal Cults in a Wider Context—Social, Political and Economic Ramifications (Egypt 494)
(Fall 1988)

Egyptian History (NEHIST 203, contributing lecturer)
(Spring 1988)

Reading Course in Greek Papyrology (Egypt 492, contributing lecturer)
(Winter 1989)

Seminar: The Origins and Development of Egyptian Monasticism (Egypt 494)
(Fall 1989)

Seminar: Ptolemaic History (Egypt 499)
(Winter 1990)

Reading Course: Museum Exhibition Research on West Theban Coptic Objects (Egypt 499)
(Spring 1990)

Supervision of Research. Dates of completion in ()

2001- BA Senior Honors Paper Supervisor, University of Chicago: Kari Kammel (2001), Jenée Iyer (2005), Elise MacArthur (2006), Alyssa Degner-Lopez (2011), Jill Waller

1998- Dissertation Supervisor, University of Chicago: Hratch Papazian(2005), Harold Hays (2006), Nicole Hansen (2006), John Nolan (2010), Foy Scalf, Kathryn Bandy, Bryan Kraemer

1997- MA Thesis Supervisor, University of Chicago: J. Brett McClain (1998), Harold Hays (1999), Randy Shonkwiler (1999), Tamara Siuda (2000), John A. Larson (2001), Mark Saathoff (2001), Joshua Trampier (2002), Jennifer Westerfeld (2002), Malayna Williams (2002), Foy Scalf (2004), Brian Smith (2005),  Kathryn Bandy (2007), Brittany Hayden (2007), Jessica Moore (2007),  Elise MacArthur (2008), Jonathan Winnerman (2010), Marissa Stevens (2011, MAPSS)

1996- Dissertation Reader, University of Chicago: Alexandra O'Brien (1999), Ian Moyer (CAMW, 2004), François Gaudard (2005), J. Brett McClain (2007), Jackie Jay (2008), Vanessa Davies (2010), Jennifer Westerfeld (2010), Randy Schonkweiler, Mary Szabady, Solange Bumbaugh, Megaera Lorenz, Rozenn Bailleul-
LeSeur

2003-07 Dissertation Reader, University of Pennsylvania: Joshua Roberson(2007)

1996-2001 Dissertation Supervisor, Yale University: Pascale Teysseire (1998), Jennifer Houser-Wegner (2001)