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Vessela Atanassova

Vessela2Vessela Konstantinova Atanassova

Scientific degree and current position:
Doctor of Philosophy, Assistant Professor

Areas of academic interest:
History and culture of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Egyptian art and architecture, History and culture of Ancient Thrace, Egyptian cults in Thrace, Thracian onomastics in Egypt

Education and fellowships:

Education
2008-2015 PhD in Egyptology. Dissertation title: "Hemu-necher priests" in the cult of Egyptian deities", Paris IV - Sorbonne / New Bulgarian University
2005-2007 Master's degree in Egyptology. Master’s thesis: "Priests from the metropolises of the nomes in the Middle Kingdom", Paris IV - Sorbonne
2003-2005 Bachelor's degree in History of Art and Archeology, Paris IV - Sorbonne

Fellowships
2014 French Institute for Oriental Archaeology, Cairo, Egypt
2013 French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of the Temples of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
2012 Louvre Museum, Paris, France
2010-2011 French Institute for Oriental Archaeology, Cairo, Egypt
2011 Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
2009 French Institute for Oriental Archaeology, Cairo, Egypt

Participation in scholarly projects:

2021- Participant in the project "Building and developing a Center of Excellence" Heritage BG ", Activity B -" The Unknown Balkans "
2020- Project Manager "Egyptian Cults in Thrace during the Hellenistic and Roman periods - Diffusion, Extent and Interaction", funded by the Bulgarian National Research Fund
2020 Participant in the MAT project: Ancient Thrace in Figures: Reassessment of Antiquity in the Digital Age, managed by Assoc. Prof. Julia Tsvetkova, funded by the BNSF
2017- Project Manager "Thrace and Egypt in the Greco-Roman period" of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology, BAS
2017 Participant in the project "Encyclopedia Ancient Thrace and the Thracians" of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology, BAS, managed by Prof. Dr. habil. K. Porojanov
2013 Participant in the project "Epigraphic study of the Temple of Karnak" of the French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of the Temples of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt CSA-CNRS USR 3127
2012-2015 Participant in the project "Egyptian prosopography" of the Egyptian Research Center of the Sorbonne managed by Dr. Nathalie Favry

Teaching:

2017– Introduction to the history and culture of ancient Egypt, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
2016– Image, power and cult in Ancient Egypt, New Bulgarian University
2008-2014 The Art of Ancient Egypt, New Bulgarian University
2008-2014 Egyptian Paleography, New Bulgarian University

Selected publications:

В. Атанасова, “Харпократ в Тракия”, Thracia 25. Втори четения по тракология: Древна Тракия и Траките: Сакрално и профанно, София, 14 – 15 май, 2019, стр. 133-146.

В. Атанасова, “Египетските култове: от Египет до Сердика”, В. Атанасова, Л. Брико, Тематичен сборник “Египетските култове в Сердика”, ИБЦТ, Парадигма, стр. 36-59 ISBN 978-954-326-420-9; ISBN 978-954-90714-0-5.

В. Атанасова, С. Василева, “Предмети с неизвестен произход от музеите в София”, “Египетските култове: от Египет до Сердика”, В. Атанасова, Л. Брико, Тематичен сборник “Египетските култове в Сердика”, ИБЦТ-БАН, Парадигма, стр. 106-139, ISBN 978-954-326-420-9; ISBN 978-954-90714-0-5.

V. Atanassova, “Isis and Sarapis in Serdica: some new evidence”, Proceedings of the International Symposium “Africa and the Danubian Provinces of the Roman Empire” held in Timisoara 29-30 June 2018, British Archaeological Reports, 2019.

В. Атанасова, ЕДНО СЕМЕЙСТВО НА ЛЕКАРИ-МАГЬОСНИЦИ ОТ СТАРО ЦАРСТВО. - В: Лозанова-Станчева, В., Фол, В. (съст. и ред.). MIRABILIA: чудесно и магическо (= Studia Balcanika 33). София: Издат. „Парадигма“, 2020, ISBN 978-619-7179-05-7, 61-71.

В. Атанасова, “Египетските божества Изида и Сарапис в Сердика”, Първи четения по тракология: Древна Тракия и Траките: пространства и комуникации, посветени на 85-годишнината от рождението на проф. дин Александър Фол, Thracia 24, София, 2019, 418-434.

V. Atanassova, « Distinguer l’anthroponyme du titre dans les inscriptions des premières dynasties, Сборник Древен Египет и Стария свят в чест на проф. Александър Фол, София, 2018,  стр. 55-76.

V. Atanassova,  “Le culte divin au sein des institutions économiques à l’Ancien Empire”, The Journal of Egyptological Studies 5, 2018, p. 57-66.

V. Atanassova, “La signification des termes Hm et nTr dans le titre de prêtre (Hm-nTr) en Égypte ancienne », D. Boteva, P. Delev, J. Tzvetkova (ed.), Society, Kings, Gods in Memoriam Professoris Margaritae Tachevae, Jubilaeus VII, Sofia, 2017, p. 495-502.

В. Атанасова, “Тракия и Египет в епохата на елинизма”, Тракийската древност:  технологични и генетични изследвания, история и нематериално наследство, Сборник в чест на 75-годишнината на Петър Манджуков. Под редакцията на чл.-кор. Васил Николов. София: Издателство на БАН „Проф. Марин Дринов“,  2017, 179-184.

V. Atanassova  “Le costume des prêtres de l’Ancien et du Moyen Empire”, Égypte Afrique & Orient 67, 2012, p. 3-8.

V. Atanassova “The Economic Component of the Title “Overseer of the God’s Servants?”, Proceedings of the Third International Congress of Young Egyptologists 2009, p. 13-19.

Превод от френски на монографията Раждането на гръцкия град (La naissance de la cité grecque) от Франсоа дьо Полиняк (март 2009, издателство на Нов български университет).

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