Saphinaz Amal Naguib

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Academic Interests

The main fields of research are Ancient Egyptian religion and material culture, Coptic and Copto-Arabic hagiographies, Islamic studies, heritage and museum studies. Other research interests include international migration and ethnic relations. My current research projects investigate the meaning of heritage and the role of museums of cultural history in plural societies. Main themes of inquiry are:
Heritage and the role of museums in pluralistic societies
Cultural contacts, international migration and ethnic relations
Continuity and change
Collective memory
Gender and identity
Material culture
 

Teaching

-Doctoral programme History of Religion, Cultural History, Archaeology, African and Asian Studies (KRA) at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo.
-Teach in the following courses:
Material Culture in a Globalized World
Museology
Gender and religion

Higher education and employment history

1996 – present: Professor of Cultural History/Cultural Analysis, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental languages, University of Oslo.
2004 - March 2006: Head of the French-Norwegian Centre of Cooperation in Social Sciences and Humanities at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris.
1995: Associate professor in History of Religions, Department of Culture Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Oslo.
1991-1994: Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Oslo, Department of Culture Studies. Research project: The Martyr as Witness. Coptic and Copto-Arabic oral and written traditions and the transmission of texts as mediators of religious memory.
1989: Dr.philos from the University of Bergen Le clergé féminin d'Amon thébain à la 21e dynastie., published in Analecta Lovaniensia Orienta¬lia 38, Louvain: Peeters Press 1990.
1984-1988: Research assistant, The Norwegian Research Council, Ethnographic Museum, University of Oslo
1980-1983: Research fellow, The Norwegian Research Council, Ethnographic Museum of the University of Oslo, within the international research project Corpus Antiquitatum Aegyptiaca¬rum. Two volumes from the Ethnographic Museum Funerary Statuettes and Predynastic Pottery have been published.
1973: M.A. in Egyptology, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.
1971: Italian state fellowship for the Conservation of archaeological finds and mural paintings, Istituto Centrale del Restauro, Roma, and International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Rome
1970-1974: Assistant lecturer, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.
1970: B.A. in Egyptology, Faculty of Humanities, Cairo University.

Appointments

- Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo (2016-2017)
- Research coordinator of the doctoral programme History of Religion, Cultural History, Archaeology, African and Asian Studies (KRA) at the Faculty of Humanities, UiO.
- Head of the board of the the University of Oslo’s trans-faculty research programme, Cultural Complexity in the New Norway (CULCOM, 2005-2010), University of Oslo.
- Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of research project European National Museums: Identity politics, the uses of the past and the European citizen (EuNaMus) funded by the European Commission (2010-)
- Research manager of sub-theme 2: Religion and collective memory, within the University of Oslo’s trans-faculty research programme Religion in Pluralistic Societies (PLUREL; 2009-2012)
- Member of sub-theme 4: Culture production: aesthetics and materiality, within the University of Oslo’s trans-faculty research programme Cultural Transformations in the Age of Globalization (KULTRANS; 2009- 2011).
-Member of the international scientific board of Musée National des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée in Marseilles (2005-2012).
-Member of the board of the Norwegian Centre for Minority Health Research (NAKMI, 2003-2008), Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo.
-Member of the board for Research in the Humanities, Culture and Society, The Research Council of Norway (2001-2003).
-Member of the Program Committee International Migration and Ethnic Relations, The Research Council of Norway (1997-2002).
-Member of the board of CIPEG, within International Committee of Museums (ICOM) (1995-2001)
- Leader of the Section for Interdisciplinary Culture Studies, Department of Culture Studies, University of Oslo (1997-2000).
 

Ongoing research

  • Museums and the Nomadic Turn: This project is within museum and heritage studies. It investigates various forms, patterns and representations of mobility and connectedness in museums of cultural history mostly in Europe. The project investigates various forms, patterns and representations of mobility and connectedness in museums of cultural history mostly in Europe. These encompass antiquities and issues of repatriation; migrations, diasporas and diversity; temporary and travelling exhibitions; the branding and franchising of museums. The project is structured around three main themes:Transience and mobility;Exchanges and contact zones;the sustainability of tangible and intangible heritages in diasporic contexts.
     
  • Writings on Walls: Graffiti and the Egyptian Arab Spring: The project investigates the spreading of two-dimensional street art and graffiti that combine scripts and images in Egyptian cities since 2011. It is an art of political protest. It also is multi-sited and ephemeral. The project studies visual expressions of disruption, civil disobedience and resistance from the perspectives of ephemerality, intervisuality and transculturality. It examines the recurrence of certain motives and the blending of various scripts (hieroglyphs, Arabic and Latin), the interplay between writing and image, and multiple, distributed authorship.

 

Tags: Cultural history, Museums and Museology, Egypt, Islam, Middle East, Cultural encounters, Ancient Egyptian religion and art, CIMS

Publications

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  • Funerary Statuettes. Etnografisk Museum Oslo (Mainz/Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern 1985),
  • Predynastic Pottery. Etnografisk museum Oslo (Oslo: Novus 1987),
  • Le clergé féminin d'Amon thébain à la 21e dynastie, (Louvain: Peeters Press 1990),
  • Miroirs du Passé, Cahiers de la Société d'Egyptologie Genève 2,(Société d'Egyptologie Genève (Genève 1993),
  • Mosques in Norway. The Creation and Iconography of Sacred Space, (Oslo: Novus forlag 2001),
  • Den egyptiske dødeboken - og tekster om livets vei, (Oslo: De norske bokklubbene 2001),
  • The Intangible Heritage of the Mediterranean. Tradition, Adaptation and Innovation' (Oslo: Unipub 2002).
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2017). Exploring Biographies. Ancient Egyptian Statuettes at the University Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.. CLARA Classical Art and Archaeology.  ISSN 2464-3726.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2017). Forgotten Things: Pen-Boxes and their Stories., In Nora Sunniva Eggen & Rana Issa (ed.),  Philologists in the World: A Festschrift in Honour of Gunvor Mejdell.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-904-0.  Culture, chapter 9.  s 219 - 232
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2016). Engaged Ephemeral Art: Street Art and the Egyptian Spring.. Transcultural Studies.  ISSN 2191-6411.  2, s 53- 88
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2016). Når veggene taler. Gatekunst, graffiti, kalligraffiti og den arabiske våren i Egypt.. Tidsskrift for kulturforskning.  ISSN 1502-7473.  2, s 6- 21
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2015). Collecting Moments of Life. Museums and the Intangible Heritage of Migration. Museum International.  ISSN 1350-0775.  65(1-4), s 77- 86 . doi: 10.1111/muse.12035 Show summary
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2015). Materializing Islam and the Imaginary of Sacred Space., In Øivind Fuglerud & Leon Wainwright (ed.),  OBJECTS AND IMAGINATION Perspectives on Materialization and Meaning.  Berghahn Books.  ISBN 978-1-78238-568-4.  chapter 3.  s 64 - 78
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2015). The Articulation of Cultural Memory and Heritage in Plural Societies., In Terje Stordalen & Saphinaz Amal Naguib (ed.),  The Formative Past and the Formation of the Future: Collective Remembering and Identity Formation.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-808-1.  kapittel 10.  s 221 - 246
  • Stordalen, Terje & Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2015). Time, Media, Space. Perspectives on the Ecology of Collective Remembering., In Terje Stordalen & Saphinaz Amal Naguib (ed.),  The Formative Past and the Formation of the Future: Collective Remembering and Identity Formation.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-808-1.  kap. 1.  s 17 - 37
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2014). Skrivingens materialitet: Peter Christen Asbjørnsens reiseskriveskrin, I: Line Esborg & Dirk Johannsen (red.),  "En vild endevending av al virkelighet" - Norsk Folkeminnesamling i hundre år.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-772-5.  Del 1 - Oppskrifter.  s 91 - 100
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2013). La politique de la diversité dans un musée sans collection, l'Interkulturelt Museum d'Oslo, I: Denis Chevallier (red.),  Métamorphoses des musées de société.  La Documentation française.  ISBN 978-2-11-009260-1.  del II/ kap. 4.  s 105 - 110
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2013). Museums, Diasporas and the Sustainability of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Sustainability.  ISSN 2071-1050.  5(5), s 2178- 2190 . doi: 10.3390/su5052178
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Engaging with gender and diversity in museums of cultural history :. Arv. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore.  ISSN 0066-8176.  67, s 111- 128
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Et blikk på Egypt. Neo-faraonisme og sekulariseringen av det offentlige rom, I: Saphinaz Amal Naguib & Bjarne Rogan (red.),  Materiell kultur & kulturens materialitet.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-630-8.  kapittel 7.  s 125 - 144
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Introduction: Patterns of Cultural Valuation. Priorities and Aesthetics in Exhibitions of Identity in Museums. Arv. Nordic Yearbook of Folklore.  ISSN 0066-8176.  67, s 9- 12
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Kulturelt mangfold i kulturhistoriske museer; utfordringer og fallgruver. Telemark historie : tidsskrift for Telemark historielag.  ISSN 0333-2586.  (32), s 97- 112
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Seyla Benhabib og Et annet verdensborgerskap, I:  Seyla Benhabib: Et annet verdensborgerskap.  Cappelen Damm AS.  ISBN 978-82-02-35091-8.  Artikkel.  s 109 - 123
  • Rogan, Bjarne & Naguib, Saphinaz-Amal (2011). Materiell kultur og forskning på tvers. En introduksjon, I: Saphinaz Amal Naguib & Bjarne Rogan (red.),  Materiell kultur & kulturens materialitet.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-630-8.  Kapittel 1.  s 9 - 18
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2010). Egypt in View: Postcards of Nostalgia, In Solrun Williksen & Nigel Rapport (ed.),  Reveries of Home: Nostalgia, Authenticity and the Performance of Place.  Cambridge Scholars Publishing.  ISBN 978-1-4438-1979-4.  Home-Making and Memory Work.  s 109 - 123
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2010). Reconciling History and Memory at the Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration in Paris, In Hanne-Lovise Skartveit & Katherine J. Goodnow (ed.),  Changes in museum practice : new media, refugees and participation.  Berghahn Books.  ISBN 978-1-84545-610-8.  4.  s 48 - 57
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (1996). The Era of Martyrs. Texts and Contexts of Religious Memory, In Kari Vogt & Nelly van Doorn-Harder (ed.),  Between Desert and City.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 82-7099-257-7.  kap. 9.  s 121 - 141
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (1994). The Martyr as Witness. Coptic and Copto-Arabic Hagiographies as Mediators of Religious Memory. Numen.  ISSN 0029-5973.  41, s 223- 254
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (1993). Martyr and Apostate: Victor, Son of Romanos and Diocletian. A Case of Intertextuality in Coptic Religious Memory. Temenos.  ISSN 0497-1817.  29, s 101- 113

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  • Stordalen, Terje & Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (ed.) (2015). The Formative Past and the Formation of the Future: Collective Remembering and Identity Formation. Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-808-1.  381 s.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal & Rogan, Bjarne (red.) (2011). Materiell kultur & kulturens materialitet. Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-630-8.  385 s.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (ed.) (2002). The Intangible heritage of the Mediterranean: Transmission, adaptation and innovation. Unipub forlag.  ISBN 82-7477-121-4.  234 s.

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  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2017). Perspectives in Cultural Memory..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2017). Street art and sustainability in Vardø, North Norway..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2017). Urban art, place and affective atmospheres..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2017, 28. mars). Vardø's Rich street art scene: will the city become an ecomuseum?. [Internett].  https://cas.oslo.no/read/.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2016). Acknowledging Diversity and Sharing Culture: Museums and the Heritage of Migration..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2016). Contentious walls and the Arab Spring in Egypt. Graffiti and the art of circumventing censorship..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2016). Diasporas et le pays d’accueil. Le cas de la Norvège..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2016). Egyptisk mytologi..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2016). Rebellious Walls: Street Art, Graffiti, Calligraffiti and the Arab Spring in Egypt..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2015). Archaeologic Fragments and their Aura..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2015). Entangled Heritage and the Frames of Islam in European Museums..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2015). Impact events and contentious walls. Street art during the Arab Spring in Egypt..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2015). Memory and its materiality: the crafting of heritage..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2015). Sharing cultures: Museums and Heritage of migrations in Scandinavia..
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2014). Bridging Gaps: Archaeological sources and resources in contact zones. Show summary
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2014). De représentation à participation. Quand l'objet devient sujet dans les musées de société.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2014). Haci Akman (ed.) 2014. Negotiating Identity in Scandinavia. Women, Migration and the Diaspora. New York: Berghahn. Tidsskrift for kulturforskning.  ISSN 1502-7473.  3, s 64- 66
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2014). Migrasjon, museer og den inkluderende nasjonen.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2013, 02. januar). Kulturnytt - Bassem Youssef og yttringsfrihet i Egypt. [Radio].  NRK - Marienlyst.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2013). Modes of Participation at the Museum: Practices involving a diverse public.
  • Bothner-By, Annelise Rosemary & Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2012). The politics of participation - a reflection on the design for spatial presence and social interaction in the exhibition space. Show summary
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2012). Estetikk og den nomadiske vending. Representasjoner av den Andre i kulturhistoriske museer.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2012, 24. april). Kultur og underholdning: Fant tapt egyptisk manuskrift ved en tilfeldighet. [Internett].  nrk.no.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2012). Nefertiti’s Stories. Museums and Ancient Cultures from Colonial to Cosmopolitan Practices.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2012). The Gift of Life Stories and the Politics of Participation.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2012). The nomadic turn and the materialization of concepts in museums of cultural history.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal & Mathisen, Silje Opdahl (2012). Identiteter på Grensen.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Complex itineraries and the affecting presence of things.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Diasporic heritage in museums.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Egyptology today.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011, 02. august). Egypt-smugling er milliardbransje. [Internett].  NRK-vitenskap - nrk.no.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Kulturelt mangfold i kulturhistoriske museer: utfordringer og fallgruver.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011, 11. desember). Moderne mangfold på museum. [Internett].  forskning.no.
  • Naguib, Saphinaz Amal (2011). Trunks, suitcases, bags and their poetics.

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