Deutsch Intern
  • Extracts from magical texts in antiquity (Greek, Hieratic, Demotic, Akkadian): British Library P 122; British Museum P Chester Beatty 7 and P Leiden/London, British Museum BM 34065
DFG Centre for Advanced Studies MagEIA

Korshi Dosoo

Research Interests

  • Magic
  • Popular religion and Christianity in Greco-Roman and early Islamic Egypt
  • Early alchemy
  • Papyrology (Demotic, Greek, and Coptic)
  • Animals in late antiquity

Curriculum Vitae

1984 Born in Edinburgh
2002 A-levels in Edinburgh
2006–2009 Bachelor of Arts/Fine Arts (History, Japanese Studies, Painting) at the University of New South Wales
2010 Bachelor of Arts (Ancient History, Honours) at the Macquarie University
2010–2014 PhD studies: Ancient History at the Macquarie University
2012–2014 Research assistant in the project Scribal Practice in Duplicate Documents on Papyrus from Graeco-Roman Egypt (Macquarie University)
2014–2015 Research assistant in the project The production and function of art and design elements in ancient texts and artefacts of ritual power from Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean region (University of Sydney)
2015–2017  Research assistant at Labex RESMED, Sorbonne Paris IV, project Mots de la paix (Terminology of peace)
2017–2018   ATER (≈ Teacher for special duties) at the University of Straßburg (Coptic Papyrology)
2018 Research associate and head of the junior research group The Coptic Magical Papyri: Vernacular Religion in Late Roman and Early Islamic Egypt at the JMU Würzburg

Scholarships and Awards

2014 Macquarie University Gale Graeco-Roman Travelling Scholarship; Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fellowship
2013 Society for the Study of Early Christianity Travel Grant
2010–2014 Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship