University Lecturer Egyptian Archaeology, Art and Material Culture
Miriam Müller is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.
Miriam Müller is an Egyptian archaeologist and especially interested in the spatial organization of domestic architecture in the pharaonic period and its social implications. She is currently working on aspects of the formation of identity at the household level, in particular through ancestor cults.
She received her MA from the University of Heidelberg and finished her PhD at the University of Vienna where she worked on the material from the Austrian Archaeological Institute’s excavations in Tell el-Dab'a in the eastern Nile delta. On the basis of the documentation and finds of a residential area she explored the field of household archaeology and its benefits for Egyptian archaeology. Within her MA and PhD studies Miriam has worked on settlements from different time periods, from core and periphery of the Egyptian empire. She has participated in excavations in Egypt, Sudan, Israel, Austria and Germany.
Prior to her appointment at LIAS, Miriam has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University, the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Her interest in the field formed the idea for suggesting an interdisciplinary symposium on recent developments in household studies with the aim of bringing the archaeological, textual and scientific record together that was held at the Oriental Institute in March 2013. She is the editor of the conference proceedings “Household Studies in Complex Societies. (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches” and is currently working on the publication of her dissertation.
- Müller M. (2019), Appropriation of Territory through Migrant Ritual Practices in Egypt’s Eastern Delta. In: Staring N., Twiston Davies H., Weiss L. (Eds.) Perspectives on Lived Religion. Practices, Transmission, Landscape. Leiden: Sidestone Press. 27-38.
- Del Vesco P., Greco C., Müller M., Staring N.T.B., Weiss L.V., with contributions by Gasperini V., Rossi C., Salvador A., Scheers A.J., Schrader S. & Warner N. (2019), Current Research of the Leiden-Turin Archaeological Mission in Saqqara. A Preliminary Report on the 2018 Season, Rivista del Museo Egizio 3: 1-25.
- Müller M. (2018), Foundation Deposits and Strategies of Place-Making at Tell el-Dab'a/Avaris, Near Eastern Archaeology 81(3): 182-190.
- Müller M. (Ed.) (2015), Household Studies in Complex Societies. (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches no. 10. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
- Müller M. (2015), Introduction. In: Müller M. (Ed.) Household Studies in Complex Societies. (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. xii-xlii.
- Müller M. (2015), Late Middle Kingdom Society in a Neighborhood of Tell el‐Dab'a/Avaris. In: Müller M. (Ed.) Household Studies in Complex Societies. (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. 339-370.
- Müller M. (2015), Modelling Household Identity in a Multi-ethnic Society, Archaeological Review from Cambridge 30(1): 102-112.
- Müller M. (2015), New Approaches to the Study of Households in Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period Egypt. In: Grajetzki W., Miniaci G. (Eds.) The World of Middle Kingdom Egypt (2000-1500 BC). London: Golden House Publications. 237-255.
- Müller M. (2014), Deir el-Medina in the Dark – the Amarna Period in the History of the Village: Workmen Moving to Akhetaten?. In: Toivari-Viitala J., Vartiainen T., Uvanto S. (Eds.) Deir el-Medina Studies. Helsinki: Multiprint Vantaa. 156-168.
- Müller M. (2014), Feasts for the Dead and Ancestor Veneration in Egyptian Tradition. In: Rimmer-Herrmann V., Schloen J.D. (Eds.) Remembrance of Me. Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. 75-84.
- Müller M. (2012), Das altägyptische Wohnhaus: Interaktion als Vergleichsmoment?. In: Rödel-Braune C., Waschke C. (Eds.) Orte des Geschehens. Interaktionsräume als konstitutive Elemente der antiken Stadt. Berlin: LIT-Verlag. 244-263.
- Müller M. (2011), An Elite Quarter of Avaris/Tell el-Dab'a. In: Horn M., Kramer J., Soliman D., Staring N., van den Hoven C., Weiss L. (Eds.) Current Research in Egyptology XI. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 105-115.
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