Mag. Dr.

Roman Gundacker

Junior Group Leader


Telephone: +43 1 51581-6116

Location: Georg-Coch-Platz 2 | 1010 Vienna

Biographical sketch

University Training in Egyptology and a combination of supplementary subjects (Indo-European Studies, Classics, Ancient History, Semitic Studies) at the University of Vienna. Graduation to Mag. phil. with a thesis on the chronology of the early Fourth Dynasty by the example of the reign of Snefru (2005). PhD studies in Egyptology and graduation sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae with a PhD dissertation on the linguistic stratification of the Pyramid Texts (2009/2010). Since 2009, lecturer of Egyptology at the University of Vienna, in 2014, recipient of an APART-fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences devoted to the investigation of ancient Egyptian noun compounding. Since 2017, Junior Research Group Leader, since 2018, Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant »Challenging Time(s): A New Approach to Written Sources for Ancient Egyptian Chronology«, which evaluates and contextualizes written sources for a more precise assessment of ancient Egyptian historical chronology.


    Research Projects

    Research interests

    • Egyptian linguistics
    • Lexicography
    • Language history and language contacts
    • Egyptian philology and literature
    • Egyptian history and chronology



    Journal Publication (26)

    Conference Contribution: Publication in Proceedings (9)

    Contribution in Collection (3)

    Editorship (1)

    Book or Essay review (4)