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Filip Coppens

Curriculum Vitae

Current Professional Position (Academic Affiliation):
Scholar and lecturer at the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
Education:
2008 PhD in Egyptology, Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
1996 MA in Egyptology, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
1993 MA in Archaeology, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Professional Appointments:
since 2001 Scholar and lecturer at the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
since 1996 Participation in Belgian (1996–2000) and Czech (since 2005) archaeological missions in Egypt
1995–2000 Scholar and lecturer at the Department of the Ancient Near East, section Egyptology, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Books, Articles, Lectures and Papers, Reviews:
Monographs
- Coppens, F., The Wabet. Tradition and Innovation in Temples of the Ptolemaic and Roman Period, Prague 2007.
- Vymazalová, H. – Coppens, F., Moudrost svitků boha Thovta, Prague 2011. [in Czech: The Wisdom of the Scrolls of Thoth]
- Bárta, M. – Coppens, F. – Vymazalová, H., Abusir XIX. Tomb of Hetepi (AS 20), Tombs AS 33–35, and AS 50–53, Prague 2010.
- Coppens, F. – Smoláriková, K., Abusir XX. Lesser Late Period Tombs at Abusir. The Tomb of Padihor and the Anonymous Tomb R3, Prague 2009.
- Willems, H. – Coppens, F. – De Meyer, M., The Temple of Shanh?r I. The Sanctuary, the Wabet, and the Gates of the Central Hall and the Great Vestibule (1-98), (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 124), Leuven, 2003.

Editorial publications
- Bareš, L. – Coppens, F. – Smoláriková, K. (eds.), Egypt in Transition. Social and Religious Development of Egypt in the First Millennium BCE, Prague 2010.
- Bárta, M. – Coppens, F. – Krejčí, J. (eds.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2005. Proceedings of the Conference Held in Prague (June 27– July 5, 2005), Prague 2006.
- Coppens, F. (ed.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium (Prague, September 25th – 27th 2001), in: Archiv Orientální 70.3 (2002), p. 261–425.

Scientific articles for specialist audiences (in English, French and German)
- Janák, J. – Coppens, F., “Blood in Ancient Egyptian Religion”, in Blut ein besonderer Saft. Perspektiven aus Medizin, Geschichte und Gesellschaft. Partnerschaftstagung Prag-Düsseldorf in Prag Oktober 2009, Prague - Düsseldorf [in print].
- Coppens, F. – Vymazalová, H., “Linen for the God. The Interpretation of Old Kingdom Clothing Rites in the Light of Ptolemaic and Roman Rituals”, in H. Györy (ed.), Aegyptus et Pannonia V. Acta Symposii anno 2008, Budapest [in print].
- Coppens, F., “Funerary Practices in Ptolemaic and Roman Temples. A Case–Study of the Complex of Wabet and Court”, in H. Györy (ed.), Aegyptus et Pannonia IV. Acta Symposii anno 2006, Budapest [in print].
- Coppens, F. – Mynářová, J., “Prostration before God and Pharaoh”, in L. Bareš – M. Bárta – V.G. Callender – J. Janák – J. Krejčí (eds.), Times, Signs and Pyramids, Prague 2011 [in print].
- Coppens, F. – Vymazalová, H., “Medicine, Mathematic and Magic Unite in a Scene from the Temple of Kom Ombo (KO 950)”, Anthropologie. International Journal of the Science of Man XLVIII/2-3 (= Festschrift E. Strouhal) 2011, 9–13
- Coppens, F. – Vymazalová, H., “Long Live the King! Notes on the Renewal of Divine Kingship in the Temple”, in L. Bareš – F. Coppens – K. Smoláriková (eds.), Social and Religious Development of Egypt in the First Millennium BCE, Prague 2010, 73–102.
- Coppens, F., “Linen, Unguents and Pectorals. Instruments of Regeneration in Ptolemaic and Roman Temples”, in M. Dolinska – H. Beinlich (eds.), 8th Egyptological Tempeltagung. Interconnections between Temples, (Königtum, Staat und Gesellschaft Früher Hochkulturen 3,3), Wiesbaden 2010, 39–55.
- Coppens, F., “Temple Festivals of the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods”, in J. Dieleman – W. Wendrich (eds.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, Los Angeles 2009. (http://repositories. cdlib.org/nelc/uee/1018)
- Coppens, F., “In Preparation for Regeneration. The Wabet in Temples of the Ptolemaic and Roman Period”, The Heritage of Egypt Magazine 5, Cairo: Al-Hadara Publishing 2009, 33–39.
- Vymazalová, H. – Coppens, F., “The Clothing Rite in the Royal Temples of Abusir”, in P. Maříková–Vlčková – J. Mynářová – M. Tomášek (eds.), My Things Changed Things. Social Development and Cultural Exchange in Prehistory, Antiquity, and Middle Ages, Prague 2009, 64–73.
- Coppens, F., “The Four Ka’s. The Personification of the Ideal Provisions in Temples of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt”, in L. Pecha (ed.), Orientalia Antiqua Nova VIII, Plzeň 2008, 69–83.
- Vymazalová, H. – Coppens, F., “König Menkauhor. Ein kaum bekannter Herrscher der 5. Dynastie”, Sokar 17 (2008), 32–39.
- Coppens, F., “Ptolemaic and Roman Thebes / Ptolemaiovské a římské Théby”, in P. Onderka – J. Mynářová (eds.), Thebes. City of Gods and Pharaohs – Théby. Město Bohů a Faraonů, Prague 2007, 196–205.
- Coppens, F., “The Theban Temples in the Ptolemaic and Roman Period / Thébské chrámy Ptolemaiovské a Římské doby”, in P. Onderka – J. Mynářová (eds.), Thebes. City of Gods and Pharaohs – Théby. Město Bohů a Faraonů, Prague 2007, 206–209.
- Coppens, F., “Herwennefer and Ankhwennefer. Thebes and the Last Native Pharaohs (206–186 BC) / Hervennefer a Anchvennefer. Théby a poslední domácí faraoni (206–186 př. n.l.)”, in P. Onderka – J. Mynářová (eds.), Thebes. City of Gods and Pharaohs – Théby. Město Bohů a Faraonů, Prague 2007, 210–213.
- Coppens, F., “The Open Court in the Temple of Philae. A Complex of Wabet and Court in the Making”, in H. Györy (ed.), Aegyptus et Pannonia III. Acta Symposii anno 2004, Budapest 2006, 27–39.
- Coppens, F., “Creative Writing in Ptolemy II’s Time. Texts from the Temple of Isis at Philae”, in R.J. Dann (ed.), Current Research in Egyptology 2004: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Symposium, London 2006, 34–42.
- Coppens, F., “The Complex of Wabet and Court in Ptolemaic and Roman Temples of Upper Egypt”, in L. Pecha (ed.), Orientalia Antiqua Nova V, Plzeň 2005, 28–38.
- Coppens, F., “The Roman Temple of Isis in Shenhur (Upper Egypt)”, in H. Györy (ed.), Aegyptus et Pannonia II. Acta Symposii anno 2002, Budapest 2005, 13–26.
- Coppens, F., “The Wabet. An Old Kingdom Mortuary Workshop in a Graeco-Roman Temple?”, in F. Coppens (ed.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2001. Proceedings of the Symposium, Archiv Orientální 70.3 (2002), 309–318.
- Coppens, F., “A Variety of Designations. Some terms for Wabet and Court in Graeco-Roman Temples”, Archiv Orientální 70.1 (2002), 13–26.
- Coppens, F. – Willems, H., “Sjenhoer en de Koptitische regio / Chenhour et la région Coptite”, in H. Willems and W. Clarysse (eds.), Keizers aan de Nijl / Les empereurs du Nil, Leuven 1999, 113–118.
- Coppens, F. – Preys, R., “Traditionele tempels: de voorgeschiedenis / Les temples traditionnels avant l’époque gréco-romaine” in H. Willems and W. Clarysse (eds.), Keizers aan de Nijl / Les empereurs du Nil, Leuven 1999, 103–109.
- Coppens, F. – Preys, R., “Traditionele tempels in de Grieks-Romeinse periode / Les temples traditionnels ? l’époque gréco-romaine”, in H. Willems and W. Clarysse (eds.), Keizers aan de Nijl / Les empereurs du Nil, Leuven 1999, 110–113.
- Coppens, F., “The Wabet and New Year’s Court in the Temple of Shenhur”, Göttinger Miszellen 171 (1999), 87–92.
- Traunecker, C. – Willems, H. – Coppens, F. – e.a., “Chenhour. Rapport des travaux de 1996 et 1997”, Cahier de recherches de l'Institut de papyrologie et d'égyptologie de Lille 19 (1998), 111–146.
A detailed bibliography is available online at http://svi.ff.cuni.cz/c/coppens.htm
Research in Progress:
A member of the research team of the Czech Institute of Egyptology (participation on the Czech Ministry of Education research project “Exploration of Ancient Egypt”)
Research specialism: Late Period and Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, with a particular interest in the architecture, language and cult in the temples.
Academic Honors, Fellowships, etc.:
Teaching Experience:
a. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (2003 to present)
Courses taught within a five-year graduate program in Egyptology:
- Interpretation of Middle Egyptian Texts - semester course
- Egyptian Religion - semester course
- Ptolemaic Temple Texts – a year course
- Egyptian Archaeology II – semester course
- History of Egypt II – semester course

b. Catholic University Leuven, Belgium (1996-2000)
Courses taught within various four-year graduate programs:
- Middle Egyptian: grammar and exercises - semester course for students of Egyptology and Archaeology
- Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: the Graeco-Roman period – seminar for students of Archaeology, Egyptology, Art History and Ancient History
Postgraduate course:
- Temples of the Graeco–Roman Period - postgraduate program of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

c. Dutch-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC), Cairo, Egypt (2006 to present)
Visiting lecturer – annual lectures on the Czech excavations in Abusir for Dutch and Flemish students of Egyptology / Egyptian Archaeology (Universities of Leiden and Leuven)

d. Lectures for the general public – series of lectures hosted by the following organizations:
- Egyptologica Vlaanderen (Belgium)
- Ex Oriente Lux (Belgium – Netherlands)
- Friends of Saqqara (Netherlands)
- University of the Third Age (Charles University Prague’s program of continuing education)
- Prague Egyptological Spring (Naprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Prague)
- VIW and Ne-Be (organizations promoting the culture of the Low Lands in the Czech Republic).
Personal:
ECES FF

East and Central European Studies
Prague, Czech Republic
An affiliate program at Charles University, Faculty of Arts http://www.ff.cuni.cz
Email eces@ff.cuni.cz