KOUSOULIS, Panagiotis

Associate Professor of Egyptology, University of the Aegean

Panagiotis Kousoulis is an Associate Professor of Egyptology at the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean (Rhodes, Greece) and Director of the Laboratory for the Ancient World of the Eastern Mediterranean. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens and Egyptology at the University of Birmingham and University of Liverpool (United Kingdom). He was a State Scholarship's Foundation of Greece Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Aegean and the University of Liverpool (2001-2002), and Visiting Scholar at the University of Liverpool (2006, 2008). He is the representative of Greece at the Council of the International Association of Egyptologists (2008-2015), scientific collaborator of the Cultural Center of the Embassy of the Arabic Republic of Egypt (Athens, 2005 till today) and research member of many Egyptological and archaeological societies. Panagiotis has been teaching Egyptian and Near Eastern archaeology, hieroglyphics, Greco-Egyptian interconnections and cross-cultural interactions in the eastern Mediterranean in postgraduate and undergraduate level at the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean since 2003. He is the scientific coordinator of six international projects funded by the EU and Greek resources, foremost among them the Aegyptiaca Project: Ecumene and Economy in the Horizon of Religion, the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project and the Egyptian Magic in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens Project. His research interests include the Egyptian belief system (ontology, theology, demonology, ritual, magic), the Egyptian funerary ideology and practice (archaeology of death), language and script (hieroglyphic, hieratic, Ptolemaic inscriptions), the cross-cultural interactions between Egypt, Greece and the Near East and the Aegyptiaca of the Early Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean. Panagiotis has organized six international conferences on Rhodes and Athens and he has been invited and participated in 54 international conferences and colloquia in Greece, Europe and America. He has published 8 books and 56 articles, foremost among them Moving Across Borders: Foreign Relations, Religion and Cultural Interactions in Ancient Mediterranean, OLA 159 (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2007), Ancient Egyptian Demonology: Studies on the boundaries between the Demonic and the Divine in Egyptian Magic, OLA 175 (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2011), Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, 22-29 May 2008 (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2015), Ancient Egypt and the World of Greek Antiquity (Athens, 2015), Egyptian Hieroglyphics: Morphology and Syntax of Middle Egyptian (Athens, in press).