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As an Egyptologist, I consider myself a *philologist*, specialised in Old to New Kingdom written discourses; an *epigraphist*, specialised in rock inscriptions; and a *historian*, specialised in Eastern Desert history. My background in Egyptology and my first academic positions have allowed me to explore many fields, from linguistics to archaeology, and a variety of text types, from Old Egyptian to Coptic. These rich experiences are the breeding ground for my teaching philosophies. My research on rock inscriptions and desert landscapes embraces a multidisciplinary approach that enlarged my research perspectives while nourishing my intellectual curiosity: from semiotics and visual studies to geology, from linguistics and textual studies to (experimental) archaeology. **Current Position** Postdoctoral Associate & Lecturer in Egyptology – [NELC Department](https://nelc.yale.edu/people/vincent-morel), Yale University. Research Associate – [UMR 8546](http://www.archeo.ens.fr/), Archéologie & Philologie d’Orient et d’Occident (Paris). **Higher Education** \- 2021 - PhD in Egyptology (*summa cum laude*) at the University of Geneva & the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris Sciences & Lettres University. Supervisors: Philippe Collombert and Laurent Coulon. \- 2016 - MA in Egyptology (*summa cum laude*) at Sorbonne University. Supervisor: Chloé Ragazzoli. \- 2014 - BA in History, with a minor in Geography (*cum laude*) at the University of Nantes. **Academic Experience** \- 09/2022 – ... - Postdoctoral Associate & Lecturer in Egyptology – [NELC Department](https://nelc.yale.edu/people/vincent-morel), Yale University. \- 07–08/2022 - Assistant in the [“Rodin et l’art égyptien” project](http://egypte.musee-rodin.fr/en) – Musée Rodin, Paris. \- 02/2022 – 07/2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher – [LabEx ARCHIMEDE](https://archimede.cnrs.fr/) (Montpellier). Project: “Les voix de la pierre. Étude d’épigraphie rupestre en Égypte ancienne dans le Ouadi Hammamat” (dir.: Frédéric Servajean). \- 08/2016 – 09/2020 - Scientific Collaborator in the Swiss National Science Foundation Project [“Monumental Discourse in Third Millennium BCE Egypt: Image, Writing, Text”](https://www.unige.ch/lettres/antic/unites/egyptologie/monumental-discourse/) (dir.: Julie Stauder-Porchet) – University of Geneva. \- 2017–2018 - Assistant in the Egyptian section of the [“MultiPal” Project](http://multipal.fr/en) – PSL Research University, Paris. Online Interactive Palaeography Tutorial (Egyptian). \- 11/2016 - Peer Reviewer for the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology – University of California, Los Angeles. \- 06/2016 - Intern in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan – British Museum (supervisor: Ilona Regulski). **Teaching Experience** \- Spring Semester 2023 - Seminar at Yale University: “Ancient Egypt and its Neighbors” (graduate and undergraduate students). \- 01–02/2023 - Substitute Lecturer in Egyptology at Yale University. Courses: “Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian II” (EGYP 120) and “Intermediate Egyptian II: Historical Texts” (EGYP 541) (graduate and undergraduate students). \- 10/01/2022 - Guest Lecturer at Yale University, at the invitation of Lingxin Zhang (EGYP 110: Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian I). Workshop: “The Wadi Hammamat Quarries: A Library in Stones” (graduate and undergraduate students). \- 11/2021 – 01/2022 - Lecturer in Egyptology at the Institut supérieur d’égyptologie Khéops, Paris. Ten-part course: “Archéologie des déserts – les Égyptiens aux confins” (public audience). \- 01–02/2021 - Lecturer in Egyptology at the Institut supérieur d’égyptologie Khéops, Paris. Five-part course: “Le ouadi Hammamat : des carrières au lieu mythique” (public audience). \- 27/01/2020 - Guest Lecturer in Egyptology at Yale University, at the invitation of Julien Cooper (NELC 271: Worlds of the Ancient Red Sea). Lecture: “The Pharaonic History of the Red Sea. Egyptian Activity throughout the Eastern Desert and on the Shores of the Red Sea” (graduate and undergraduate students). \- 2019–2020 - Supply Lecturer in Egyptology at Yale University. Course: “Introduction to Classical Hieroglyphic Egyptian I & II” (EGYP 110 & EGYP 120) (graduate and undergraduate students). \- 09–10/2017 - Part-time Teaching Assistant in Egyptology at the University of Geneva. Courses: “Introduction aux études égyptologiques et lecture de textes” and “Civilisation de l’Égypte ancienne” (undergraduate students). \- 11/2013 - Trainee at Collège Saint Joseph (Morlaix, France). One-week teacher training experience with 6th to 9th Grade classes (History & Geography courses). **Participation in Projects & Missions** \- Since 2021 - Supervision of the project to edit the [Wadi Hammamat figurative rock-engravings](http://www.montpellier-egyptologie.fr/la-recherche/hammamat/), in collaboration with Jonathan Maître and Dorian Vanhulle, and with contributions from Julien Cooper and Denis Mercier. \- Since 2021 - Member of the [Wadi Hammamat Project](https://www.wadi-hammamat-project.co.uk/) – dir.: Elizabeth Bloxam and Ian Shaw. \- Since 2019 - Member of the project to edit the [Wadi Hammamat Pharaonic inscriptions](http://www.montpellier-egyptologie.fr/la-recherche/hammamat/), in collaboration with Annie Gasse and Jean-Guillaume Olette-Pelletier. \- Since 2018 - Member of the [Hatnub Epigraphic and Archaeological Project (Middle Egypt)](https://www.ifao.egnet.net/recherche/archeologie/hatnoub/) – dir.: Roland Enmarch and Yannis Gourdon. **Monographs in Preparation** \- V. Morel, *Écrire en expédition. Les inscriptions des carrières du Ouadi Hammamat, de l’Ancien à la fin du Moyen Empire*, preface by John C. Darnell, MIFAO (Ouadi Hammamat 2), Cairo: Institut français d’archéologie orientale (submitted). \- A. Gasse, V. Morel, J.-G. Olette-Pelletier, *Les inscriptions pharaoniques du Ouadi Hammamat. Des premières époques à la fin du Nouvel Empire*, MIFAO (Ouadi Hammamat 1), Cairo: Institut français d’archéologie orientale*.* Submission deadline: Fall 2022. \- J. Maître, V. Morel, D. Vanhulle, with contributions from Julien Cooper and Denis Mercier, *Les inscriptions figurées du Ouadi Hammamat*, MIFAO (Ouadi Hammamat 3), Cairo: Institut français d’archéologie orientale*.* Submission deadline: Spring 2024. **Research Stays** \- 09–10/2021 - Postdoctoral research stay at the Institut français d’archéologie orientale, Cairo. \- 08/2019 – 06/2020 - Visiting Assistant in Research at Yale University (Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), under the supervision of John C. Darnell. \- 04–06/2019 - Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford (Faculty of Oriental Studies; The Queen’s College) and at the Maison française d’Oxford, under the supervision of Richard B. Parkinson. \- 09/2018 - Doctoral research stay at the Institut français d’archéologie orientale, Cairo. **Awards, Scholarships & Grants** \- 09–10/2021 - Postdoctoral grant for a one-month research stay in Egypt – Institut français d’archéologie orientale (Cairo). \- 10/2020 – 03/2021 - Doctoral scholarship – Fondation Gandur pour l’Art (Geneva). \- 2020 - Jacques Vandier award granted for my PhD research – Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Institut de France (Paris). \- 2019-2020 - Swiss National Science Foundation “mobility grant in projects” awarded to the “Monumental Discourse in Third Millennium BCE Egypt” project (dir.: Julie Stauder-Porchet) for a research stay at Yale University. \- 04–06/2019 - Research stay at the University of Oxford funded by the École doctorale and the Direction de la Recherche et des Relations Internationales (École Pratique des Hautes Études, PSL). \- 2018 - Doctoral grant for a one-month research stay in Egypt – Institut français d’archéologie orientale (Cairo). **Organisation of Scientific Events** \- 02/18/2020 - Organisation of Annie Gasse’s “Sehel Island at the Gates of Nubia” lecture at Yale University (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Department/Archaia), supported by the William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Endowment for Egyptology. \- 09–13/11/2019 - Involvement in the organisation of the International Conference “King and Officials in the Old Kingdom: Separation and Interaction” (dir.: Julie Stauder-Porchet) at the University of Geneva, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. \- 07–09/09/2017 - Involvement in the organisation of the International Workshop “Earlier Egyptian Inscriptions: Materiality, Locality, Landscape” (dir.: Julie Stauder-Porchet) at the University of Geneva, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Publications

Hatnoub (2021)

Yannis Gourdon , Samah abd el-Monem Goher , Ninon Blond , Maël Crépy , Dominique Farout
Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger, 2022, Egypte, 25 p. ⟨10.4000/baefe.6305⟩
Journal articles hal-03701592v1

Landscape Laboratory: (Re)Exploring Rock Art at Wadi Hammamat

Vincent Morel , Jonathan Mikaël Maître , Dorian Vanhulle
Egyptian Archaeology, inPress, 61
Journal articles hal-03702552v1

Découvertes chromatiques dans les carrières du ouadi Hammamat

Vincent Morel , Jean-Guillaume Olette-Pelletier
Bulletin de la Société française d'égyptologie, 2022, 205, p. 14-37
Journal articles hal-03579235v1

Networking Desert Places & Writing Practices, or How to Write an Early History of Egypt's Central Eastern Desert

Vincent Morel
Land of Writing(s) Series, May 2022, Liège, Belgium
Conference papers hal-03689106v1

Des carrières au lieu mythique : recherches récentes au Ouadi Hammamat (désert Oriental, Égypte)

Vincent Morel
Association France-Egypte, Jun 2022, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03702565v1

Investir la paroi, marquer l'espace : (pré)histoires au Ouadi Hammamat

Vincent Morel
Association Archéo-Nil, Jan 2022, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03550466v1

Les Égyptiens et le Sahara : à la croisée des sources

Vincent Morel , Dominique Farout
Histoire du Sahara (jusqu'à 650 de notre ère), François-Xavier Fauvelle, Jean-Loïc Le Quellec, May 2022, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03689108v1

Investir les marges désertiques : dynamiques humaines et pratiques d’écriture entre Nil et mer Rouge

Vincent Morel
Association des études du Proche-Orient ancien (AEPOA), Oct 2021, Montréal, Canada
Conference papers hal-03482944v1

Que diable allaient-ils faire dans ces carrières ? Une enquête épigraphique et archéologique au Ouadi Hammamat

Vincent Morel
Cercle lyonnais d’égyptologie Victor Loret, Nov 2021, Lyon, France
Conference papers hal-03483000v1

Dialoguer et émuler dans le paysage : les inscriptions du Ouadi Hammamat à l’aube du Moyen Empire

Vincent Morel
Séminaire de recherche de l'IFAO - « Des textes “en pierre et en os” : l’apport de la matérialité et du contexte à la philologie », Oct 2021, Cairo, Égypte
Conference papers hal-03525862v1

Palimpsestic Practices and Pharaonic Receptions of Primo Rock Inscriptions at Wadi Hammamat

Vincent Morel
Making and Experiencing Graffiti in Ancient and Late Antique Egypt and Sudan, Julia Hamilton, Dec 2021, Leiden, Netherlands
Conference papers hal-03482737v1

Engraving One’s Name in the Wadi Hammamat Quarries: from spatial dynamics to visual discourses

Vincent Morel
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s Field Archaeology Series on Thursdays (FAST) program, Mar 2021, Ann Arbor, United States
Conference papers hal-03482885v1

New Discoveries in the Wadi Hammamat Quarries

Vincent Morel , Jean-Guillaume Olette-Pelletier
Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture Series - Yale University, Jan 2020, New Haven, United States
Conference papers hal-03482920v1

New Insights into the Inscribed Landscape of the Wadi Hammamat Quarries

Vincent Morel , Jean-Guillaume Olette-Pelletier
Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Lectures - University of California, Los Angeles, Feb 2020, Los Angeles, United States
Conference papers hal-03482904v1

Découvertes chromatiques dans les carrières du ouadi Hammamat

Vincent Morel , Jean-Guillaume Olette-Pelletier
Société française d’égyptologie, Dec 2020, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03482889v1

Among Other Histories: Nilotic Imageries and Fictionality in Early Middle Kingdom Narratives from the Wadi Hammamat Quarries

Vincent Morel
Research and Graduate Seminars, Jun 2019, Oxford, United Kingdom
Conference papers hal-03482856v1

On Prestigious Missions in Quarries: Individuals’ Writing Practices and the Royal Sphere

Vincent Morel
King and Officials in the Old Kingdom: Separation and Interaction., Julie Stauder-Porchet, Sep 2019, Geneva, Switzerland
Conference papers hal-03482775v1

Textual Production in the Wadi Hammamat Quarries and the Pragmatics at Issue

Vincent Morel
51. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz - „Ägyptologie und Methodik: Potenzial und Prioritäten“, Jul 2019, Basel, Switzerland
Conference papers hal-03482794v1

Beyond Boundaries: Intef’s Experience in the Wadi Hammamat Quarries

Vincent Morel
Egyptology & Assyriology Graduate Student Conference, Oct 2019, Brown, United States
Conference papers hal-03482837v1

Les pratiques d’écriture dans les carrières du ouadi Hammamat (désert Oriental, Égypte) : approches interprétatives, de la matérialité au paysage

Vincent Morel
Séminaire de recherche « Écritures exposées, écritures dans l’espace » (Scripta-PSL), Béatrice Fraenkel, Apr 2018, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03482868v1

Problèmes de datation : le cas des inscriptions de l’Ancien Empire au ouadi Hammamat

Vincent Morel
Journée des doctorant.e.s de l’EA 4519 « Égypte ancienne : archéologie, langue, religion » (EPHE, PSL), Nov 2018, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03482864v1

Inter(icono)textualité et production du texte dans les carrières du ouadi Hammamat

Vincent Morel
Intertextualité et intericonicité en Égypte ancienne, Andréas Stauder, Nov 2018, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03482809v1

Les inscriptions du ouadi Hammamat : réflexions sur quelques stratégies visuelles et éléments de rhétorique icono-plastique

Vincent Morel
Journée des doctorant.e.s de l’EA 4519 « Égypte ancienne : archéologie, langue, religion » (EPHE, PSL), Nov 2017, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03482871v1

Transforming the Desert: the (Nilotic) Journey of a Rhetorical Artifice through the Wadi Hammamat Landscape

Vincent Morel
Earlier Egyptian Inscriptions: Materiality, Locality, Landscape, Julie Stauder-Porchet, Sep 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
Conference papers hal-03482820v1

Écrire en expédition

Vincent Morel
Stéphane Polis. Guide des écritures de l'Égypte ancienne, p. 284-287, 2022, 2724708369
Book sections hal-03578978v1

Écrire en contexte expéditionnaire. Une enquête interprétative sur les inscriptions des carrières du ouadi Hammamat, de l’Ancien à la fin du Moyen Empire

Vincent Morel
Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université de Genève. Faculté des lettres; École Pratique des Hautes Études, PSL, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : ⟩
Theses tel-03482720v1