Gerda Henkel Prize 2014

Photo: Stephan Brendgen

Prof Stephan Seidlmayer (Kairo, Berlin)

“Egyptologist Prof Stephan Seidlmayer is one of the most renowned representatives of his discipline at an international level. Director of the Cairo Department at the German Archaeological Institute since 2009, he has excelled not only at epigraphic and archaeological fieldwork, amongst other things, on Elephantine Island and at the excavations of the necropolis at Dahshur, but also as a philologist, in the latter case, as the Director of the 'Ancient Egyptian Dictionary' project at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and HUmanities. Seidlmayer combines outstanding academic expertise with effective scholarly, politico-cultural practices.”
(The jury's reasoning)

Stephan Johannes Seidlmayer, born in Würzburg in 1957, studied Egyptology, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History in Würzburg and Heidelberg. He was awarded a doctorate at the University of Heidelberg in 1986. He then qualified as a professor in the subject of Egyptology at the Free University of Berlin in 1994. After working at the University of Heidelberg and as Project Director on the “Ancient Egyptian Dictionary” project at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, in 2003 he accepted a position as full-time professor of Egyptology at the Free University of Berlin. Since 2009 he has been in charge of the German Archaeological Institute’s Cairo Department. Amongst other things, Seidlmayer is a regular member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Institute of Oriental and European Archaeology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a full member of the Austrian Archaeological Institute.


Stephan Seidlmayer
Forschung und Begegnung. Archäologie in Ägypten
Verleihung des Gerda Henkel Preises 2014
Gerda Henkel Vorlesung
Herausgegeben von der Gerda Henkel Stiftung
2015, 56 Seiten, 6 Beiträge, 19 Abbildungen
broschiert/Fadenheftung EUR 9,20
Rhema-Verlag ISBN 978-3-86887-028-2

Acceptance speech of Prof Stephan Seidlmayer

Archäologie in Ägypten: Forschung und Begegnung

Prof Antonio Loprieno

Speech in honour of Stephan Seidlmayer

L.I.S.A.Interview with Prof Stephan Seidlmayer

Archaeology in Egypt

Egyptologist Stephan Seidlmayer was awarded the Gerda Henkel Prize in 2014 in acknowledgement of his research work in the field of Classical studies and his efforts to further the cultural-historical dialogue between Egypt and Germany. Before the official prize-giving ceremony, the L.I.S.A. editorial team had the opportunity to conduct an extensive video interview with Stephan Seidlmayer.