Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie

Welcome …

… to the webpages of the Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Since 1867 Göttingen has had a tradition of studying and researching the history, culture, and religion of Pharaonic and Christian Egypt and the Egyptian-Coptic language. Today's students can obtain a B.A. in "Egyptology and Coptic Studies" or a B.A. in "Ancient Cultures". An M.A. or PhD degree can be pursued in both Egyptology and Coptic Studies. We welcome guests and students from other areas to our courses.

You are invited to visit or contact us: our institute is located on the 2nd floor of the Centre for Cultural Studies, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14. You will find a list of telephone and fax numbers on our "staff" page.

Preliminary meeting of the Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies (summer term 2024)

The preliminary meeting for the courses held in the upcoming semester will take place on Monday, 08.04.2024, 16:00–18:00 in room KWZ 0.609.

The courses will start on 08.04.2024 (Monday).

Current research on the Amduat specimens from the tomb of Thutmosis I (KV 38)

Under the direction of Dr Khaled Abdel Ghany, the project "Investigations of the religious history of the early 18th Dynasty: Documentation and Conservation of the Amduat Specimens from the Tomb of Thutmosis I (KV 38)", funded by the American Research Center in Egypt, is generating exciting results on the oldest known versions of the royal Netherworld Books of the New Kingdom. This project page provides an introduction to the ongoing work in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Lecture Series "Material and Written Culture of Christian Egypt"

The project "Digital Edition of the Coptic Old Testament" at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies are co-organizing a virtual lecture series on the material and written culture of Christian Egypt. More information about the lectures, the speakers and recordings of past lectures can be found here.

Advising / Ancient Cultures : Please enroll in the coordinator's virtual office hours (UniVZ no. 4508283 offered by O. Witthuhn).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your lecturers or our office via e-mail. You may also find the Informations offered by the Faculty of Humanities examinations office helpful.

Göttinger Miszellen 267 (2022) available!


The second issue of the year 2022 publishes multifaceted, current contributions by international authors to the Egyptological discussion.


PONS - Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften - A "bridge" for the student exchange between the german departments of Egyptology and Coptic Studies

Since 2016 students of Egyptology and Coptic Studies have the opportunity to study at one of our German partner universities for one or two semesters via the PONS-program, which is comparable to a national Erasmus. It is the successor to "PONS-Archaeology", which was geared solely towards students of Classical Archaeology.