Professional Traveling: Heinrich Brugsch's Autobiography "Mein Leben und mein Wandern"

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Abstract

This paper arose from a wider interest in the development and role of archaeology, particularly Egyptology, in the cultural life of nineteenth-century Germany. What makes the study of Egyptology as a cultural phenomenon interesting is the wide array of texts published in the second half of the nineteenth century for a general readership about ancient Egypt and its discovery by the archaeologists of the day. Archaeological scholars in particular appear to have published across a wide array of genres from historical novels set in ancient Egypt, the so-called Professorenromane, to travel guidebooks, museum catalogs, high school textbooks as well as biographies and autobiographies. These scholars saw themselves as public figures and some, like Heinrich Schliemann, present their work and themselves as sensational spectacles.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Oct 3 2015
Event39th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association - Washington, D.C.
Duration: Oct 3 2015Oct 3 2015

Conference

Conference39th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Period10/3/1510/3/15

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