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Krisztina Hevesi M.A.


Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science (APhil/HistAS)


Ägyptologisches Seminar
Freie Universität Berlin
Fabeckstraße 23-25
14195 Berlin

2018 – 2019
Participation in the edition of the Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database

Internship within the Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC) project (Freie Universität Berlin)

2017 – 2018
Participation in the edition of the Hyperión digital encyclopedia of the Hungarian Museum of Fine Arts

11/2017 – 06/2019
Beginning of PhD studies in Egyptology (Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Egyptology, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany)

2014 – 2016
Egyptology, MA (Faculty of Humanities, Department of Egyptology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

09/3013 – 06/2014
Archéologie des mondes anciens – Égyptologie, Master 1 (Faculté des Sciences Historiques, Institut d’égyptologie, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France)

2010 – 2013
Ancient Languages and Cultures – Egyptology, BA (Faculty of Humanities, Department of Egyptology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

Continuity and Discontinuity of Scribal Traditions in Coptic Magical Texts

My PhD subject aims at studying scribal traditions in Coptic magical texts. The research focuses on the discussion of the transmission of different formulae and practices that were preserved, transformed or assimilated into the religious context of Christianity. The magical archive of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung of Berlin, published and unpublished manuscripts from the Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg and magical texts from the Papyrussammlung des Instituts für Papyrologie in Heidelberg give the main corpus for my investigation. In this research, I intend to emphasize the significance of magical handbooks, master texts and the activity of magical libraries as well as the scribal education that lay behind the production of the manuscripts, and examine the question of continuity and discontinuity of scribal practices through historiolae, phrases, voces magicae and ritual acts included in Coptic magical texts.

Hevesi, K. The Role of Greek Loanwords in Coptic Magical Texts. Mere Technical Terms or Indicators of Scribal Education? In: E. Apostola – C. Kekes (eds.), Current Research in Egyptology 2021. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Symposium, University of the Aegean, 9-16 May 2021. Archaeopress: Summertown, 237–248.

Hevesi, K. A Letter from Phoibammon to Apa Athanasios. In: A. Boud’hors – A. Delattre (eds.), Coptica Sorbonensia. Textes de la 6e école d’été de papyrologie copte, Paris, 2-11 juillet 2018 (P. Sorb. Copt.). Studia papyrologica et aegyptiaca parisina 4. Paris, 169–173.

Hevesi, K. A Few Remarks on the Persistence of Native Egyptian Historiolae in Coptic Magical Texts. In: M. Peterková Hlouchová/D. Belohoubková/J. Honzl/V. Nováková (eds.) Current Research in Egyptology 2018. Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Symposium, Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, 25–28 June 2018. Oxford, 42–54.

Hevesi, K. P. Stras. K 204 and K 205. An Unpublished Coptic Magical Collection from the Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg. In: S. Kiyanrad/C. Theis/L. Willer (eds.) Bild und Schrift auf 'magischen' Artefakten. Materiale Textkulturen 19. Berlin/Boston, 49–118.

Hevesi, K. A Hórusz-táblák szimbolikája. In: P. Doma/F. Takó (eds.) „Közel, s Távol” V. Budapest, Eötvös Collegium, 243–256 (conference proceedings; article about the symbolism of the cippi of Horus, in Hungarian).

2015 - 2016
Entries in the Hyperión digital encyclopedia of the Hungarian Museum of Fine Arts (in Hungarian): Kopt mágikus szövegek (Coptic magical texts); Gnosztikus irodalom/Nag Hammadi könyvtár (Gnostic literature/the Nag Hammadi library); Hórusz-táblák (Cippi of Horus); Gyógyító szobrok (Healing statues); Menat; Petbe; Templomi könyvtár (Temple scriptoria); Újévi rítusok az egyiptomi templomban (New Year rites in Egyptian temples); Meretszeger (Meretseger); Ptah-Szokarisz-Ozirisz szobrok (Ptah-Sokar-Osiris statues); Stelephoros szobrok (Stelophorus statues); Senute (Shenoute); Fehér Kolostor (White Monastery).

Hevesi, K. The Coptic Medico-magical Text K 11088  from the Papyrus Collection of the Austrian National Library.  In: Journal of Coptic Studies 17, 55–83.