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In December 2018, Monica Berti and Franziska Naether have been awarded the Theodor Litt Award in excellence in teaching, e.g. for their work in this project. To see a report and photographs scroll down this page:


Dr. Monica Berti

Monica is a Digital Classicist and she teaches courses in digital classics and digital philology. She has been working since 2008 with the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University, where she has also been visiting professor in the Department of Classics. She is leading SunoikisisDC, which is an international consortium of Digital Classics programs developed by the Digital Humanities Chair at the University of Leipzig in collaboration with the Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies and the Institute of Classical Studies in London.

Research Areas:
Monica’s research interests are mainly focused on ancient Greece and the digital humanities and she has been extensively publishing and leading projects in both fields. She is currently working on representing quotations and text reuses of ancient lost works. She is leading the Leipzig Open Fragmentary Texts Series (LOFTS), which is part of the Open Philology Project at the University of Leipzig.


Courses Taught:

Digital Philology (DH.DP). Winter Semester

eHumanities Seminar (DH.HS). Winter Semester

Introduction to Digital Philology (DH.IDP). Summer Semester

Digitale Altertumswissenschaft (SunoikisisDC) (DH.DC). Summer Semester.








Conference Papers and Talks:






Dr. Monica Berti

Email: monica.berti (at)

Phone: +49 341 9732352

Room: 622, Paulinum


Twitter: @Monica_Berti




Dr. Franziska Naether



Franziska is an Egyptologist and Papyrologist and educated in curatorial studies and cultural business. She teaches courses in Ancient Egyptian languages (Demotic), history, art and curatorial studies. She has been working since 2005 for the Trismegistos database in Cologne and Leuven. In 2015/16, she was visiting research scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in New York. Since 2017, she is a research associate of the Department for Ancient Studies in Stellenbosch, South Africa, mainly for digital projects.





Research Areas:

Franziska’s research interests are focused on culture and religion Graeco-Roman Egypt. Currently, she is finishing a monograph on the representation of cult practices in Egyptian literary texts. She has been extensively publishing and working in projects on sources on magic and digital resources.





Courses Taught:

Demotic. Winter Semester and Summer Semester.

Ancient Egyptian History. Winter Semester and Summer Semester.

Ancient Egyptian Art. Winter Semester and Summer Semester.

Museum Management and Implementation of several exhibitions in the Egyptian Museum; including 3D modelling

Digital Data in Egyptology (elearning course). Winter Semester and Summer Semester.

Digital Egytology (SunoikisisDC) (DH.DC). Summer Semester.





Publications, Conference Papers and Talks:






Email: naether (at)

Phone: +49 341 9737146

Room: 402, Kroch-Hochhaus




Twitter: DrFrantastic


Josephine Hensel


Josephine Hensel graduated from high school in 2007 and began her Bachelor's degree in Egyptology at the University of Leipzig in the same year. She successfully completed the course in 2010 and continued her Master's degree in Egyptology in Leipzig, which she completed in 2012.

During her Master's degree she worked as a student assistant in the academic project Altägyptisches Wörterbuch.

After her studies she stayed at the University of Leipzig and worked as a research assistant, then as a technical assistant in the DDGLC project (Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic

from 2012 to 2014 and as a research assistant in the ESF project Altägyptische Wörterbücher im Verbund

from 2013 to 2015.



From 2016 to 2017, Josephine Hensel undertook university didactic training at the HDS in Leipzig. She is doing her doctorate in Egyptology and

is a museum guide at the Egyptian Museum -Georg Steindorff- in Leipzig. Furthermore, she has already received several lectureships at the University of Leipzig.

She is a research assistant in the StiL project "The Digital Rosetta Stone" at the University of Leipzig.



Research Areas:
Languages and Lexicology, Literature, Phraseology.





Courses Taught:

Reading: Ancient Egyptian biographies. Summer Semester 2013.

Literature in exemplary analysis: Ancient Egyptian teachings. Summer Semester 2014.

Project: Werkstatt Text I and II. Summer Semester 2016 and Winter Semester 2016/2017.

Introduction to Egyptology: Ancient Egyptian (History of) Literature. Winter Semester 2016/2017.

Methods and theories in Egyptology: Biographical inscriptions from the Old Kingdom to the Greek-Roman period. Summer Semester 2017.






Miriam Amin


Miriam Amin is a student of Digital Humanities and Linguistics at the University of Leipzig. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor of

Engineering in Publishing Technologies and her M.Eng. in Media Management in Leipzig and Paris.

In addition to her work in the Digital Rosetta Stone project, she is a research assistant in the Big Data department of

the Competitive Intelligence research unit at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economics.






Research interests:
Digital Philology, Natural Language Processing






Courses Taught:

Text Mining with Canonical Text Services, European Summer University in Digital Humanities 2017