As a TOPOI Junior Research Fellow from 2009-2010, Camilla Di Biase-Dyson undertook a project entitled Back(wards) to the Future, in which she investigated two ancient Egyptian spatio-temporal terms for ‘in front of/before’ and ‘behind/after’. The focus of her enquiry was the meaning and potentially metaphorical qualities of these expressions. The link between the expression of space and time led her to work closely with the graduate group “The conception of spaces in language” (C-I-1). Now a postdoctoral fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, based at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Camilla is broadening her enquiry of spatio-temporal expressions by comparing the use of a variety of forms. Her analysis of these forms ranges from their meaning in individual texts to their use across a variety of texts throughout the pharaonic period. In this capacity Camilla happily continues her collaboration with members of the TOPOI group.
- Jul 11, 2012WorkshopSpeaker
- Dec 07, 2010TalkPart of: CSG V - Forum „Space & Collective Identities”Speaker