Prof. Sheldon Lee Gosline Vitae of Sheldon Lee Gosline

Historia est Vitae Magistra - History is the Tutor of Life


Curriculum Vitae - S. L. Gosline, 156 The Commons, Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 272-6156

Email: gosline@hotmail.com



STATEMENT:

Providing information for future generations is a massive challenge. Our modern technological age is making it increasingly difficult to instill principles of honor, discipline and respect for learning. When it is so easy to "cut and paste" the effort to formulate ones own thoughts clearly and concisely seems unnecessary to our youth. My own research straddles the general and the most specialized. I search for universal themes and patterns while respecting details in their proper contexts. I analyze language as if it were an archaeological artifact � a pottery shard of human thought. My current research on the evidence of globalization in prehistory counter-balances my detailed studies of ancient Egyptian calligraphy and body ornament in Africa and India. I glean vital insights by exploring such extremes in my approach to research and strive to instill a passion for such research to my students.


CURRENT POSITION
:

Director of the Hieratic Font Project: Shangri-La Publications
Shangri-La Publications, Hieratic Font Project


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Ancient art, history of ancient Near East, comparative ancient languages, Egyptian hieratic script variations, and gender studies in archaeology.


EDUCATION:


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D, A.B.D. Anthropology 1996

University of Chicago

M.A. in Egyptology and Near Eastern Archaeology, 1992

  • Thesis: Reconstructing the Morturary Temple of Mentuhotep II
  • Thesis: Feeding the Pyramid Builders: Bread and Beer at Giza


Cambridge University


M.A., Oriental Studies, Egyptology, 1993
B.A., Oriental Studies, Egyptology, 1988

  • Thesis: Faience Pendants of the Late Period

University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Honors in Oriental Studies (Egyptology), 1985
B.A., Honors in Art History (Islamic), 1985

 


FELLOWSHIPS , AWARDS, AND GRANTS:


Honors and Peer Recognition

Cambridge Leading Researchers of the 21st Century

(for Hieratic and gender in archaeology research) 2000-01.

Who�s Who Among US Teachers

(for excellence in teaching ancient history and language arts) 2001-02.


Research and Sponsored Creative Activities Grant

IHAC, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, 1998.

University Fellowship, University of Chicago. Chicago, 1990.

University Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1981.


RECENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations

Associate Professor, 2002-2004

Visiting Professor, 1998-2001

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Egyptian History: History, Art, Archaeology through all Periods
  • Egyptian Language.
    Special topics:
    Hieratic, Old Egyptian, Middle Egyptian, Late Egyptian, Egyptian Calligraphy
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • History of Archaeology
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Near Eastern Archaeology
  • New World (Processual) Archaeology
  • Post-Processual Archaeology
  • Special topics: Ancient Egyptian Magic, Religion, and the Supernatural
  • Graduate Ancient Egyptian Literature
  • Graduate Studies in Hieratic
  • Doctoral Dissertation Supervision in Egyptology


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lecturer, 1995
Teaching Assistant, 1993-94

  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Introduction to South Asian Studies
  • Egyptology and Near Eastern History
  • Egyptian Art History
  • Islamic Art History

 

Senior Summer School, Madison, Wisconsin

Lecturer, 1994-95

  • Introductory Egyptian Language
  • Egyptian Art History



RECENT PUBLICATIONS :

    Published Papers, Articles, and Abstracts

  • Recent Research: Sheldon Gosline's research on the World Wide Web, April, 2005.
  • Review of: Jan Assmann, The Mind of Egypt. History and Meaning in the Time of the Pharaohs. Translated by Andrew Jenkins. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.
  • Review of: The Followers of Horus: Eastern Desert Survey Report, vol. I, edited by D. Rohl, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 16, 2001, p. 136.
  • Review of: The Sea Peoples and their World: A Reassesment, edited by E.D. Oren, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 16, 2001, p. 137.
  • Article by: Sheldon Gosline, What Do You Do? Reflections on (Post)-Processualism, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 15, 2000, p. 29.
  • Review of: Aspects of Genre and Type in Pre-Modern Literary Cultures, edited by B. Roest and H.I.J. Vanstiphout, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 15, 2000, p. 104.
  • Article by: Sheldon Gosline, Form and Function of Egyptian Bread Moulds, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 14, 1999, p. 27.
  • Review of: Landless and Hungry?, edited by B. Haring and R. Maaijer, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 14, 1999, p. 156.
  • Review of: Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture, and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, edited by D.P. Silverman, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 14, 1999, p. 162.
  • Palettes as Early Evidence of Egyptian Writing, G�ttinger Miszellen 169, 1999, pp. 65-72.
  • Article by: Sheldon Gosline, Quarry Setting & Team Marks: The Carian Connection, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 13, 1998, p. 59.
  • Article by: Liu Yanhu and Sheldon Gosline, Redefining the Study of Egyptian Hieratic, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 13, 1998, p. 111.
  • Review of: Wolfe Family Collection of Near Eastern Prehistoric Stamp Seals, by Shua Amorai-Stark, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 13, 1998, p. 139.
  • Review of: Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, by Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 13, 1998, p. 147.
  • Review of: The New Kingdom Royal City, by Peter Lacovara, Journal of Ancient Civilizations (JAC) 13, 1998, p. 152.
  • Writing A Hieratic Primer, G�ttinger Miszellen 167, 1998, pp. 49-59.
  • Bruegel's Tower of Babel : A Case of Abbasid Influence in Western Art, Journal of the Association of Graduates in Near Eastern Studies 6:2, Spring 1996, pp. 41-67.
  • Female Priests: A Sacerdotal Precedent From Ancient Egypt, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 12, 1996, pp. 25-39.
  • Mnjt Necklace & (j)m �Ankht Counterpoise, Journal of Prehistoric Religion 10, 1996, pp. 50-62.
  • Central Indian Models for Harappan Indoctrination, Wisconsin Archaeology Reports 4, Univ. of Wisconsin: Madison, 1995.
  • Libyan Period Burials in Context, Libyan Studies 26, 1995, pp. 1-20.
  • Instrumentalists or Devotees?: A Discussion of Three "Female" Figurines from Nippur, From Sumer to Meluhha: Contributions to the Archaeology of West and South Asia in Memory of George F. Dales. University of Wisconsin: Madison, 1994.
  • The MNJT as an Instrument of Divine Assimilation, Discussions in Egyptology 30, 1994, pp. 37-46.
  • A Supraporte from Sanctuary of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep's Temple, G�ttinger Miszellen 136, 1993, pp. 29-42.
  • Carian Quarry Markings on Elephantine Island, KADMOS 31:1, 1992, pp. 43-50.
  • Sky and Earth Reconciled: Ogboni Initiation, Arts d'Afrique Noire 82, 1992, pp. 31-47.
  • Bahariya Oasis Toponymics Under N. K. Administration, Discussions in Egyptology 19, 1991, pp. 37-46.
  • Urbanization in the Later Egyptian Dynasties, Discussions in Egyptology 15, 1990.
  • A Moment in the Development of "True" Perspective, Discussions in Egyptology 13, 1989, pp. 41-48.
  • The Cosmological Role of the Ogboni, Arts d'Afrique Noire 72, 1989, pp. 31-47.
  • Egyptian Deity Pendants, Discussions in Egyptology 12, 1988, pp. 19-26.
  • Re-evaluation of Tomb of Amenhotep, Governor of Bahariya, Discussions in Egyptology 8, 1987, pp. 15-20.


Forthcoming:

  • Late Egyptian Letters Shangri-La Publications, Warren Center, PA.
  • Late Egyptian Medical Texts Shangri-La Publications, Warren Center, PA.
  • A History of Ancient Egypt Shangri-La Publications, Warren Center, PA.
  • The Organic Globalizations and Socialization of Civilization Shangri-La Publications, Warren Center, PA.
  • Comparative Studies Between Indus Valley and Ancient Chinese Scripts Shangri-La Publications, Warren Center, PA.

RECENT PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • Comparison of Indus Valley Harappan 哈拉帕 Script and Ancient Chinese Jia-Gu-wen 甲骨文 �Bone Script? : Calligraphy, Writings & Inscriptions in the World throughout the Ages, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, Calligraphy Center, 24-26 April 2005.
  • Evaluation of the Status of Hieratic Research at the Dawn of the 21st Century : Calligraphy, Writings & Inscriptions in the World throughout the Ages, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, Calligraphy Center, 24-26 April 2005.
  • The Organic Globalizations and Socialization of Civilization : World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Geneva, Switzerland, December 2003.
  • The Organic Globalizations and Socialization of Civilization : World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Geneva, Switzerland, December 2003.
  • New Frontiers in the Study of Egyptian Hieratic : Centennial of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt, 2002.
  • Organic Globalization and Socialization of Civilization : ASOR Annual Meeting, Boulder CO, November 2001.
  • Study of Sign A1 in Late Egyptian Hieratic : Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY - Guest Lecture, New York, NY, October 2000.
  • Enculturated Sexuality in Gender Archaeology : Bi-Annual Gender Studies Conference, Flagstaff, AZ, September 2000.
  • H,mt in Ancient Egypt: Wife or Husband? : American Schools of Oriental Research, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.
  • Pre-Urban and Harappan Gendered Images : South Asian Conference, Madison, WI, 1994.
  • Supraporte from Temple of Mentuhotep : American Research Center in Egypt Conference, Memphis, TN, 1993.
  • "Team" and "Setting" Marks: The Carian Connection : Archaeological Institute of America, Chicago, IL, 1992.
  • Faience From Tell el-Maskhuta : American Research Center in Egypt Conference, Boston, MA, 1988.
  • Ceramics From Bahariya Oasis : Egyptian Pottery Symposium, Boston, MA, 1988.
  • Bahariya Oasis Expedition Report : American Research Center in Egypt Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1987.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • The American Research Center in Egypt
  • The American School of Oriental Research
  • The Archaeological Association of America
  • The Egypt Exploration Society
  • The International Association of Egyptologists

LANGUAGES:

French --speak, read, write
Italian --speak, read
German --read
Arabic --speak
Hindi-Urdu --speak
Mandarin --speak
Ancient Egyptian--read
Latin --read
Old English --read


REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST



No record of a single life's work is complete without reference to others. In my case, I have been blessed with the scholarly association of many fine academics. I wish to take a moment to acknowledge these mentors, friends, associates, and students who have helped so much in my understanding of the world.

Dr. Joseph Needham The Late Dr. Joseph Needham my mentor and friend in Cambridge, England, world famous researcher of Chinese History and Sciences, and founder of the Needham Research Institute of Cambridge, England.

Dr. Sy Gitin Dr. Seymour (Sy) Gitin my mentor and friend from Tell Miqne (Ekron), Director of the W. F. Albright Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, a world famous archaeologist, and the co-director of the Tell Miqne (Ekron) Project in Israel.

Dr. David O'Connor Dr. David O'Connor my mentor at the University of Pennsylvania, supervisor at the Abydos excavations, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York, and world famous Egyptologist and archaeologist.

Dr. Lanny Bell Dr. Lanny Bell my mentor and friend at the University of Chicago, a world famous Egyptologist, former director of Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt, and currently thew Egyptology Professor at Brown University.

Dr. John Ray Dr. John Ray my mentor at Cambridge University, Herbert Thompson Reader in Egyptology at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Selwyn College, decipherer of the ancient Carian script, and world famous Egyptologist specializing in the Late Period.

Dr. Mark Lehner Dr. Mark Lehner my mentor at the University of Chicago, associate working on the Giza Mapping Project, Egypt, and friend, a world famous Egyptologist, Archaeologist, and Professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, and Harvard Semitic Museum.

Dr. J. Mark Kenoyer Dr. J. Mark Kenoyer my mentor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, associate working on the Harappa Expacations, Pakistan, and friend, a world famous South Asian Archaeologist, and Professor at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Zahi A. Hawass Dr. Zahi A. Hawass my fellow student at the University of Pennsylvania, associate working at Bahariya Oasis, Egypt, and friend, a world famous Egyptologist, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Director of the Giza Pyramids Excavation.

Dr. Kent Weeks Dr. Kent Weeks my fellow Egyptologist and friend from the University of Chicago, a world famous Egyptologist, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and Director of the Theban Mapping Project.

Dr. Irene Winter Dr. Irene Winter my mentor at University of Pennsylvania who taught my first art history class on ancient Egyptian art and encouraged me to pursue an academic career, a world famous Near Eastern art historian, and Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard University.

Dr. Renata Holod Dr. Renata Holod my mentor at Penn who taught me Islamic art, how to say "Iran" and "Iraq", and encouraged me to go to Cambridge University, a world famous Islamic art historian, and Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Salima Ikram Dr. Salima Ikram my fellow student and close friend from Cambridge University and the Bahariya Oasis Expedition, a world famous Egyptologist with a special love for mummified animals, and Associate Professor at the American University of Cairo.

Dr. Melissa D. Aaron Dr. Melissa D. Aaron my fellow student and close friend from Cambridge University, a world famous expert in Elizabethean England, and Associate Professor at the Department of English and Foreign Languages California Polytechnic State University at Pomona.

Dr. Paula Ben-Amos Girshick Dr. Paula Ben-Amos Girshick my mentor from University of Pennsylvania, who encouraged me to study the Ogboni in Nigeria as an exchange student, a world famous Africa expert, especially Nigeria and South Africa, and Professor of Anthropology and African Studies in Indiana University.

Dr. Lin Zhichun Professor Lin Zhichun ("Rizhi") my mentor and friend in Changchun, China, world famous researcher of ancient history and co-founder of the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.

Dr. Liu Yanhu Dr. Liu Yanhu my former PhD student and friend in Changchun, China, is an important figure in Chinese calligraphy and vice-professor of the Central Fine Art Academy, Beijing, China.


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