MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH
New Kingdom and Late Period Egypt; Upper Nubia; Material culture (including semiotic aspects of interpreting the archaeological evidence); Settlement archaeology and Social relationships; Cultural identities (in particular Kushites in Egypt); Funerary culture and Mortuary architecture; Cult of Osiris at Abydos
2007 Dr phil awarded in Egyptology, University of Vienna, Austria
2000 Mphil in Egyptology, University of Vienna, Austria
1995-2000 Study of Egyptology (Major) and Classical Archaeology (Minor), University of Vienna
Since 04/2015 Professor for Egyptian Archaeology and Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Since 12/2012 Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant project AcrossBorders, hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences from 12/2012 to 03/2015; transfered to Munich in 04/2015
10/2012-10/2017 Principal Investigator of FWF START project “Across ancient borders and cultures”, hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OREA, Egypt & Levant)
03/2011-07/2012 Assistant Professor (Universitätsassistentin PostDOC) at the University of Vienna, Institute of Egyptology (granted leave from Humboldt University)
04-07/2010 Lecturer at the University of Leipzig, Institute of Egyptology
01/2004-10/2012 Scientific Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Egyptology and Northeast African Archaeology
HONORARY POSTS & ELECTED MEMBERSHIP
2015-2018 Member of the board of directors of the Young Academy (http://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/science-and-society/members-of-the-oeaw/the-learned-society/young-academy/board-of-directors/)
2014-2016 Member of the Akademierat, Austrian Academy of Sciences (http://www.oeaw.ac.at/die-oeaw/gremien-der-oeaw/akademierat/)
since 2014 Member of the “Junge Kurie” – “Young Academy”, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna, http://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/the-oaw/mitglieder-der-oeaw/young-academy/)
since 2014 Member of the managing board of the “Freunde des Naturhistorischen Museums” (http://freunde.nhm-wien.ac.at/)
Dear Dr. Budka
First of all I want to apologize for sending this email and disturbing your busy schedule, I am from Sai Island (Debasha village at the most south west of the Island). I follow regularly your posts related to your great mission on Sai Island.
I kindly request you to answer/ explain the following:-
1- How you and your steamed team managed to control the change in your life style during your mission in Sai? (I mean the change in the fundamental human needs from your high standard living style in your home country and the low standards in Sai),
2- Based on your answer for the above what are the main threats or problems which we have to solve if we want to develop and improve our life standard in Sai?
3- In my opinion the quality of drinking water is one of the main threats, as part of your cooperate social responsibility could you please advise /suggest a solution?
Note: – As you are busy now I am not expecting immediate reply to my questions.
Best Regards to you and your team.
I wish you a successful mission with all of my heart…
Dear Hisham, many thanks for your interest and all these important questions! I will reply via email… Many thanks again for all of your wishes – I am especially delighted to communicate with someone from Sai Island! My very best wishes, Julia
Thank you Prov.Julia…..congratulations for your new appointment ..Good Luck &Best regards
Dear Prof. Julia,
As per the news our government signed yesterday 3/11/15 agreements with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, accordingly Saudi Arabia will finance the Kajbar and Dal dam projects….PLEASE HELP US TO STOP THOSE DESTRUCTIVE DAMS IN OUR LAND
many thanks – did not hear about this new development! Will check out the details, thanks again!