Kristina Hutter


IFK Junior Fellow Abroad


Dates of Stay:

1st October 2022 to 30st June 2023



Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE

IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies, University of Art and Design Linz in Vienna



PhD in Egyptology, University of Vienna


Thesis Title:

Wisdom Dwells in Pyramids. The Conceptual Structure of the Rites of Passage in the Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts (funded by the uni:docs Fellowship and the IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna)


Associate Prof. Gerald Moers




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Educational Background:

MA in Egyptology at the University of Vienna (2015)


Research Interests:

Ancient Egyptian religion, mortuary literature and religious iconography;

historical anthropology and phenomenology of cultural land- & skyscapes;

methodological approaches: topology, cognitive semantics, systemic functional linguistics and multimodality



Middle Egyptian, Hieroglyphic Texts, Religious Texts (Institute for Egyptology, University of Vienna)


Recent Publications:

Spatialising Scripture in the Pyramid’s Sacred Space: Multimodality as a Key Issue in Early Egyptian Monumentalisation Practices, in: S. Kutscher and D. Serova (eds.), Spaces and Meaning. Multimodal Communication in Ancient Egypt, contributions of the Working Group MKÄ (Arbeitskreis Multimodale Kommunikation im Alten Ägypten), hosted by AKNOA, Humboldt Univerität zu Berlin, Sidestone: Leiden, forthcoming.


“Erzählte Räume” in nicht-narrativen Texten: Der Schauplatz als Erzählkategorie am Beispiel von PT 412 (together with Dina Serova), in: G. Moers (ed.), Egyptological Perspectives on Key Issues of Historical Narratolgy, Lingua Aegyptia – Studia Monographica xx, Hamburg: Widmaier, forthcoming.


Locating the Beyond: On Problems and Possibilities of Interpreting Spatial Information in the Pyramid Texts, in: O. el-Aguizy and B. Kasparian (eds.), Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress of Egyptologists (ICE XII), held in Cairo between the 3rd and 8th of November 2019, Cairo: IFAO, forthcoming.


Erinnerungsorte der Ägyptologie in Wien: Zwischen Wissenschaft, Weltgeschichte und kultureller Imagination (together with Irmgard Hein), in: M. Klemun, H. Szemethy and F. Blakolmer (eds.), Science Tracing: Spuren und Zeichen im öffentlichen Raum, Kulturhistorisches Wissen der Universität Wien, Vienna: Böhlau, pp. 25–41.


Ein Ort mit Perspektive: Gedanken zur Erschließung der Raumsemantik in den Pyramidentexten, in: A. Verbovsek, D. Serova, B. Backes and M. Götz (eds.), (Un)Sterblichkeit: Schrift – Körper – Kult. Beiträge des neunten Berliner Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 9) 30.11.–2.12.2018, GOF IV / 67, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2020, pp. 75–86.


Das sḏm=f-Paradigma im Mittelägyptischen: Eine Vergleichsstudie verschiedener Grammatiken, Lingua Aegyptia – Studia Monographica 18, Hamburg: Widmaier, 2017, pp. X + 289.