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Corinna Rossi
progettooasis@centromusa.it


Position
Research Project Coordinator

Education
PhD in Egyptology, University of Cambridge, 2000
MPhil in Egyptology, University of Cambridge, 1997
Graduation degree (laurea cum laude) in History of Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, 1994

Research domain
Environmental archaeology, Egyptology, Roman Studies, History of Architecture

Research interests
Egyptís Western Desert, caravan routes, Kharga Oasis, ancient Roman military architecture, ancient Roman military strategy, ancient Egyptian pyramids, ancient Egyptian mathematics, ancient Egyptian architectural drawings

Career
2012-present: Research Project Coordinator of the multidisciplinary project Old Agricultural Sites and Irrigation Systems (OASIS) at MUSA
2004-present: Head of the International Relations at Fondazione Collegio delle Universitŗ Milanesi, Milan (Italy)
2001-2007: Founder and co-director of the archaological project North Kharga Oasis Survey (NKOS) with Dr. Salima Ikram (American University in Cairo)
2000-2003: Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge (UK)

Grants, awards and scholarships
2012: National Geographic grant W298-13
2004: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
2003: McDonald Grants and Awards Fund
2000: Phyllis and Eileen Gibbs Travelling Fellowship, awarded by Newnham College, Cambridge (UK)
1999: Gerald Averay Wainwright Fund, University of Oxford
Thomas Mulvey Fund, University of Cambridge
Worts Travelling Scholars Fund
1997 Lady Wallis Budge Fund Research Scholarship awarded by Christís College, Cambridge
Honorary Status of Cambridge European Trust Scholar

Selected list of publications

Books

 
Corinna Rossi, Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004
  Corinna Rossi and Salima Ikram, North Kharga Oasis Survey 2001-2007 (forthcoming)

Book chapters

Corinna Rossi and Salima Ikram, ‘Evidence of desert routes across northern Kharga (Egypt’s Western Desert)’, in Heiko Riemer and Frank Förster (eds.) Desert Road Arcaheology in Western Sahara, Köln: Heinrich-Barth-Institut, 2013: 265-82
‘Science and technology’, in Alan B. Lloyd (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Ancient Egypt, vol. I, chapter 21, Oxford: Blackwell, 2010: 390-408
‘Producing objects, monuments and food: mathematics and technology in ancient Egypt’, in Eleanor Robson and Jacqueline Stedall (eds.), Oxford Handbook of History of Mathematics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009: 406-28
Corinna Rossi and Annette Imhausen ‘Papyrus Reisner I: Architecture and Mathematics in the time of Senusret I’, in Salima Ikram e Aidan Dodson (eds.) Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp, Cairo: American University Press 2009: 440-55

Articles

Corinna Rossi, ‘Controlling the borders of the empire: the distribution of Late-Roman ‘forts’ in the Kharga oasis’, in Bagnall R., Davoli P, and Hope C. (eds.) The Oasis Papers 6, Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of the Dakhla Oasis Project, Dakhla Oasis Project Monograph 15, Oxford: Oxbow, 2013: 331-6

Corinna Rossi and Salima Ikram, ‘North Kharga Oasis Survey 2007 – Preliminary Report: Ain Lebekha and Ain Amur’, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Kairo 66 (2010), pp. 235-42

Salima Ikram and Corinna Rossi, ‘North Kharga Oasis Survey 2004. Preliminary Report: Ain Tarakwa and Ain el-Dabashiya’, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Kairo 63 (2007): 165-82

Corinna Rossi and Salima Ikram, ‘North Kharga Oasis Survey 2003. Preliminary Report: Umm el-Dabadib’, with contributions by Alan Clapham, Amanda Dunsmore, Alison Gascoigne and Nicholas Warner, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Kairo 62 (2006): 279-306

Salima Ikram and Corinna Rossi, ‘North Kharga Oasis Survey 2001-2002. Preliminary Report: Ain Gib and Qasr el-Sumayra’. With contributions of Alan Clapham, Amanda Dunsmore, Richard Knisely-Marpole, Alan Rowe, Ilka Schacht and Nicholas Warner, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Kairo 60 (2004): 69-92

Corinna Rossi and Christopher A. Tout, ‘Were the Fibonacci Series and the Golden Section known in ancient Egypt?’, Historia Mathematica 29, vol. 2 (2002): 101-13

Corinna Rossi, ‘Umm el-Dabadib, Roman Settlement in the Kharga Oasis: Description of the Visible Remains. With a Note on ‘Ayn Amur’, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Kairo 56 (2000): 235-52