Egyptology and digital humanities – does it fit together or do we open Pandora’s box?

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September 26, 2014

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sgerhards, « Egyptology and digital humanities – does it fit together or do we open Pandora’s box? », Gods, Graves and Graphs, ID : 10670/1.16qztd


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Most people have a romantic and movie inspired view of an Egyptologist: he is masculine, between 40 and 60 years old, good looking and wears his best corduroy suit. Just like Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movies. When I worked for an exhibition of the pharaoh Tutankhamen, where I guided the visitors and answered all the questions they had about that “old guy”, some people complained about me to the exhibition manager. In their minds, I didn’t look like a typical Egyptologist (I am femini...

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