Professor John Baines
Professor of Egyptology; Fellow of The Queen's College
Faculty / College Address:
My research ranges over several areas in Egyptology, in part because much of it is stimulated by teaching on diverse subjects. I often participate in interdisciplinary symposia and publications. My principal areas of interest are Egyptian art, literature, religion, self-presentation, the position of writing in Egyptian society, and modelling social forms. In working on these themes, I make use of texts, images, archaeological data, and various theoretical approaches. I am currently working on elite uses of the wider environment, particularly in forms and practices, such as hunting, that must be approached indirectly because they leave little physical trace.
- High culture and experience in ancient Egypt
- Ancient Near Eastern civilizations and history
- Egyptian art and architecture
- Egyptian artifacts
- Old, Middle, and Graeco-Roman Egyptian texts
- Visual and written culture in ancient Egypt. xviii + 419 pp., 49 figs. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007. Reprinted 2008, paperback 2009.
- Ancient Egypt. In Andrew Feldherr and Grant Hardy (eds), The Oxford history of historical writing I: Beginnings to AD 600, 53–75. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011.
- John Baines and Elizabeth Frood: Piety, change and display in the New Kingdom. In Mark Collier and Steven Snape (eds), Ramesside studies in honour of K. A. Kitchen, 1–18. Bolton: Rutherford Press 2011.
- Presenting and discussing deities in New Kingdom and Third Intermediate period Egypt. In Beate Pongratz-Leisten (ed.), Reconsidering the concept of revolutionary monotheism, 41–89. Winona Lake IN: Eisenbrauns 2011.
- Series editor of Griffith Egyptological Publications
- Series editor of Equinox studies in Egyptology and the Ancient Near East
- Coordinator for Online Egyptological Bibliography: http://oeb.griffith.ox.ac.uk/
- Senior Editorial Consultant for online encyclopedia project for Egyptology: http://www.uee.ucla.edu/