Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2008
    Professor of Egyptology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Director of the University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project

  • 2000 – 2011
    Assistant lecturer in Egyptology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; research focus: ancient Egyptian religion and cultural history, iconography, and archaeology (current projects in the Temple of Karnak and in the Valley of the Kings)

  • 2000 – 2006
    Research associate, University of Basel

  • 1989 – 2000
    Archaeological projects in Egypt within the framework of appointments at the Schweizerisches Institut für ägyptische Bauforschung und Altertumskunde (Swiss Institute of Egyptian Construction Research and Archaeology) and the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo

  • 1984 – 1989
    Research assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Susanne Bickel, Lucia Diaz-Iglesias (eds.) Studies in Ancient Egyptian Funerary Literature, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 257, Leuven, 2017.

  • Susanne Bickel (ed.), Vergangenheit und Zukunft. Studien zum historischen Bewusstsein in der Thutmosidenzeit, Aegyptiaca Helvetica 22, Basel, 2013.

  • Susanne Bickel, La cosmogonie égyptienne avant le Nouvel Empire, Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 134, Fribourg, Göttingen, 1994.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the board, Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW)


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