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Carina van den Hoven

Guest researcher

Dr. C. van den Hoven
+31 71 527 2036

Carina van den Hoven is Research Fellow at The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), Leiden University and Collaborateur Scientifique at Research Unit UMR 8546 AOrOc « Archéologie et philologie d’Orient et d’Occident » at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE/PSL), École Normale Supérieure (ENS), and Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Since 2017 she is Director of the Leiden University Mission to the Theban Necropolis, which undertakes a fieldwork project in Theban Tomb 45 in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna on the West Bank of Luxor (www.StichtingAEL.nl).

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Van den Hoven's expertise and research interests in Egyptology are in the function and materiality of Ancient Egyptian temple decoration and tomb decoration, and the religious practices and rituals they reflect. Her research focuses not only on Pharaonic Egypt, but extends into the Graeco-Roman Period, and addresses in particular the topics of textual and iconographic transmission processes, uses and reuses of the past, cultural memory, and cultural identity in Ancient Egypt. Van den Hoven's research interests also include cultural heritage management and the field of Digital Humanities and its applications to Egyptology, and in particular the use of photogrammetry, digital epigraphy, and digital imaging techniques in the documentation and material analysis of ancient wall paintings.

Fields of interest

  • Egyptology
  • Ritual Studies
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Memory Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Cultural Heritage Management

Guest researcher

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • NINO


  • No relevant ancillary activities
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