Trent Hugler


Hertford College


Educational Background:

Bachelor of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2017 – 2019  


Master of Research, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2020 – 2021, for a thesis entitled “Thutmose II: Re-evaluating the evidence for an elusive king of the early Eighteenth dynasty” completed under the supervision of Dr Susanne Binder and Dr Camilla Di Biase-Dyson.


DPhil in Oriental Studies (Egyptology), 2022 – Present, funded by both a Clarendon Fund Scholarship and Oxford-Australia James Fairfax Scholarship.



Research Interests:


New Kingdom; Eighteenth Dynasty; Thutmose I; Thutmose II; Hatshepsut; Thutmose III; Amenhotep II; kingship; co-regency; religion; texts and translation; cultural memory; historiography.


Under the supervision of Professor Elizabeth Frood, my DPhil research focusses on the phenomenon of the damnatio memoriae of Hatshepsut. Employing an epigraphic perspective, the dissertation examines the erasures of her names and images, and subsequent restorations made to her monuments, with a view towards establishing the means of the erasures, its physical undertaking across different sites within and outside of ancient Thebes, and the potential implications this may have on understanding the highly complex Hatshepsut/Thutmose III era.  



Recent Publications:

Conference Papers

“Thutmose II: Re-evaluating the evidence for an elusive king of the early Eighteenth dynasty”, 6th Australasian Egyptological Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 9-12 June 2022, and a new talk given under the same title at the 6th Egypt Exploration Society Congress, 29 September 2022.