Dr Elizabeth Frood
Elizabeth Frood is University Lecturer in Egyptology, and currently Director of the Griffith Institute, a research institute for Egyptology and Assyriology housed in the Sackler library. Her research centres on features of self-presentation of Egyptian elites in the late second and early first millennium BC. In particular, she focuses on the interpretive analysis of non-royal inscriptions within their broader physical settings, especially temples. Her current fieldwork project to edit and publish graffiti in the temple of Amun at Karnak, in collaboration with the Centre Franco-Égyptien d’Étude des Temples de Karnak, has developed out of this work. Elizabeth is author of Biographical texts from Ramessid Egypt (2007), and is co-editor of the series Contextualising the sacred: Sacred space and its material culture in the ancient Near East and Egypt, 1000 BC – AD 600, area editor for the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology, and on the editorial board for the Journal of Ancient History.