Dr Katalin Kóthay

Dr Katalin Kóthay
Curator

Email: katalin.kothay(at)szepmuveszeti(dot)hu

Between 1992 and 2008 Katalin Kóthay taught at the University of Miskolc, where she still gives courses on ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern history. She joined the Department of Egyptian Antiquities as a Scientific Consultant in 2007, and has been Curator since 2008.

 

Research interests
• Social and art history of the Middle Kingdom
• Egyptological historiography
• Funerary art in Ptolemaic Egypt
• Historical geography

Current projects
• Participation in the organisation of the new permanent exhibition of the Egyptian Collection
• Participation in the  Budapest Mummy Project
• Study and full publication of the coffins, cartonnages and other funerary artefacts originating from the Ptolemaic cemetery of Gamhud (Gamhud Project)

Previous projects
• Participation in the organisation of the temporary exhibition Mummies uncovered (2011)
• Organisation of the conference  Art and Society: Ancient and Modern Contexts of Egyptian Art (2010)
• Participation in the organisation of the temporary exhibition Egyptian Renaissance (2008)

External positions/appointments
• Honorary Associate Professor, Institute of History, University of Miskolc
• External member of doctoral thesis committees, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Book
• K. A. Kóthay and A. Gulyás, Túlvilág és mindennapok az ókori Egyiptomban. Források a Kr.e. 3–2. évezredből Miskolc, 2007.
Edited Books
• Art and Society. Ancient and Modern Contexts of Egyptian Art. Proceedings of the International Conference held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 13–15 May 2010, Budapest 2012.
• K. A. Kóthay and É. Liptay (eds), Egyptian Artefacts of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 2010.
Papers
• The Gamhud Artisans, in K. A. Kóthay (ed.), Art and Society. Ancient and Modern Contexts of Egyptian Art, Budapest, 2012, 235–256.
• Tér, társadalom és hatalom az egyiptomi Középbirodalom idején, Ókor 11/1 (2012), 3–8.
• Feudalisms of Egyptology, in E. Bechtold – A. Gulyás – A. Hasznos (eds), From Illahun to Djeme. Papers Presented in Honour of Ulrich Luft (BAR International Series 2311), Archaeopress, Oxford, 2011, 121–136.
• Searching for the mummy-trappings of the Gamhud coffins, BMHBA 112–113 (2010), 25–49.
• Divine Beings at Work: A Motif in Late First Intermediate Period and Early Middle Kingdom Mortuary Texts, JEA 96 (2010) 83–100.
• La notion de travail en Moyen Empire. Implications sociales, in B. Menu (ed.), L'organisation du travail en Égypte ancienne et en Mésopotamie (BdE 151), Cairo, 2010, 155–170.
• Le passé, le présent et le future des archives d'Illahoun. Méthodes, résultats et perspectives de recherches, in P. Piacentini and C. Orsenigo (eds), Egyptian Archives, Milano, 2009, 45–60.
• A disznó mint hétköznapi táplálék és nem mindennapi áldozat az ókori Egyiptomban, Ókor 7/1–2 (2008) 59–64.
• A Defective Statuette from the Thirteenth Dynasty and the Sculptural Production of the Late Middle Kingdom, BMHBA 106–107 (2007) 9–28.
• Phyles of Stoneworkers in the Phyle System of the Middle Kingdom, ZÄS 134 (2007) 138–150.
• The Widow and Orphan in Egypt before the New Kingdom, Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46 (2006) 151–164.
• A munka fogalma az egyiptomi Középbirodalom idején , Korall 15–16 (2004) 70–88.
• Houses and Households at Kahun: Bureaucratic and Domestic Aspects of Social Organization during the Middle Kingdom, in: H. Győry (ed.), „Le lotus qui sort de terre." Mélanges offerts à Edith Varga (Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts, Supplément-2001). Budapest 2002. 349–368.
• „Kihez szóljak a mai napon?" Társadalom és egyén az egyiptomi Középbirodalom szépirodalmában , Irodalomtudomány 2001/1–2, 3–15.
Catalogue items
• In M. Petrik (ed.), Múmiák testközelben, Budapest, 2011, 32–33.
• In K. A. Kóthay and É. Liptay (eds), Egyptian Artefacts of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 2010, nos 9, 10, 15, 17, 18, 19, 58, 60, 61, 62, 66, 67.
• In Egyptian Renaissance: Archaism and the Sense of History in Ancient Egypt. Ed. by F. Tiradritti and É. Liptay. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2008, nos 12 and 15 (= Reneszánsz a fáraók Egyiptomában. Ed. by F. Tiradritti and É. Liptay. Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest 2008).
• In Pharaonic Renaissance: Archaism and Historical Value in Old Egyptian Art. Ed. by F. Tiradritti, Ljubljana 2008, no 18 (= Faraonska Renesansa. Archaizem in pomen zgodovine v starem Egiptu. Ed. by F. Tiradritti. Ljubljana 2008).