Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 2000
    Mphil in Egyptology, University of Vienna, Austria

  • 2007
    Dr phil awarded in Egyptology, University of Vienna, Austria

Career history

  • 2004 – 2012
    Scientific Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Egyptology and Northeast African Archaeology

  • 2011 – 2012
    Assistant Professor (Universitätsassistentin PostDOC) (as a temporary replacement of Assistant Professor Dr. Irmgard Hein) at the University of Vienna, Institute of Egyptology

  • 2012
    Principal Investigator of FWF START project "Across ancient borders and cultures", hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (transferred into the ERC project in Dec. 2012; optional sixth year of funding after end of ERC Grant)

  • 2012 – 2017
    Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant project AcrossBorders, hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ERC project for five years)

  • Since 2015
    Professor for Egyptian archaeology and art history, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Selected publications

  • Die 18. Dynastie auf Sai Island (Nordsudan) – neue Puzzlesteine als Ergebnisse der Feldkampagne 2013, Sokar 26, 78-87.

  • Festival Pottery of New Kingdom Egypt: Three Case Studies, in Functional Aspects of Egyptian Ceramics within their Archaeological Context. Proceedings of a Conference held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, July 24th – July 25th, 2009, ed. by B. Bader & M. F. Ownby, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 217, Leuven, 185-213.

  • Individuen, indigene Gruppe oder integrierter Teil der ägyptischen Gesellschaft? Zur soziologischen Aussagekraft materieller Hinterlassenschaften von Kuschiten im spätzeitlichen Ägypten, in Sozialisationen: Individuum – Gruppe – Gesellschaft, Münchner Arbeitskreis Junge Ägyptologie 1, ed. by G. Neunert, K. Gabler & A. Verbovsek, Göttinger Orientforschungen Reihe IV, Wiesbaden, 45-60.

  • Kuschiten in Abydos: Einige Überlegungen zur Nutzung von Cemetery D (Mace) während der 25. Dynastie, Göttinger Miszellen 232, 29-51.

  • Zur Notwendigkeit einer kritischen Archäologie – einige Bemerkungen aus ägyptologischer Perspektive, Forum kritische Archäologie 1, Berlin, 110-115. http://www.kritischearchaeologie.de/repositorium/fka/2012_1_15_Budka.pdf

  • The early New Kingdom at Sai Island: Preliminary results based on the pottery analysis (4th Season 2010), Sudan & Nubia 15, 23-33.

  • Fundmaterial aus Gräbern: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der archäologischen Interpretation und ihre didaktische Vermittlung, in Methodik und Didaktik in der Ägyptologie. Herausforderungen eines kulturwissenschaftlichen Paradigmenwechsels in den Altertumswissenschaften, ed. by A. Verbovsek, B. Backes & C. Jones, Ägyptologie und Kulturwissenschaft, Munich, 185-204.

  • The use of pottery in funerary contexts during the Libyan and Late Period: A view from Thebes and Abydos, in Egypt in Transition. Social and Religious Development of Egypt in the First Millenium BCE, ed. by L. Bares, F. Coppens & K. Smoláriková, Prague, 22-72.

  • jointly with Ute Effland & Andreas Effland, Studien zum Osiriskult in Umm el-Qaab/Abydos – Ein Vorbericht, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 66, 19-91.

  • Bestattungsbrauchtum und Friedhofsstruktur im Asasif. Eine Untersuchung der spätzeitlichen Befunde anhand der Ergebnisse der österreichischen Ausgrabungen in den Jahren 1969-1977, Untersuchungen der Zweigstelle Kairo des

    Österreichischen Archäologischen Instituts 34, Denkschriften der Gesamtakademie 59, Vienna.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • since 12/2012: AcrossBorders – ERC Starting Grant: research project focused on settlement archaeology in Egypt and Nubia, see http://acrossborders.oeaw.ac.at/

  • since 10/2012: Im Spannungsfeld antiker Grenzen und Kulturen (Across ancient borders and cultures): assessment of settlement patterns in Upper Nubia and Egypt during the New Kingdom, main focus on Sai Island, START project of Austrian Science Fund (FWF), see http://www.start-portal.at/die-starter/y615/index.html

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the advisory board of the online, open-access journal "Forum kritische Archäologie", since 2011

  • Member of the advisory board of the peer-reviewed journal "Egypt and the Levant" (Vienna), 2011 – 2012

  • Member of the scientific board (Beirat) of the project Unidam (University of Vienna), 2011 – 2012

  • Member of the advisory board for Humboldts studentische Konferenz der Altertumswissenschaften (Humboldt's Students Conference of Ancient Studies), 2009

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