The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

Frederik Rogner is Visiting Research Fellow at NINO, supported by a fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. His research interests include visual and textual communication in Ancient Egypt as well as image studies in a wide sense. During his stay at NINO he will conduct research on the decorative programs of temples from the Egyptian New Kingdom (ca. 1550-1050 B.C.) and the ways the Egyptians found to represent the interaction of their king with the gods. By applying approaches influenced by image studies as well as (visual) discourse analysis, new aspects of these image-text-compositions and their complex interrelations in sacred space are highlighted.

Rogner studied Ancient Civilizations (BA) and Egyptology as well as Classical Archaeology (MA) at the Universität Basel (Switzerland) and spent an Erasmus semester at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2015 he received his MA with a thesis on the Egyptian sources on the battle of Qadesh, focusing on the Egyptians’ use of different media and their possibility to stress – and to suppress – certain messages.

During his doctoral studies Rogner was a member of the Graduate School of the Center for the Theory and History of the Image – Eikones (Basel) which allowed him to further deepen his theoretical background in image studies and the use of different media. His PhD thesis is entitled “Space and narrativity in bi-dimensional images of the Egyptian New Kingdom”. In 2019 Rogner received his doctoral degree (Dr. des.) from the University of Basel and the École Pratique des Hautes Études – Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (cotutelle de thèse).

Selected publications