Manfred Bietak#


Manfred Bietak
Membership Number:5736
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Affiliated section(s):CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Elected:2021
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA
Homepage(s):http://www.oeaw.academia.edu/ManfredBietak
ORCID:0000-0003-2867-8617



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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1993 - 2013 Chairman of the Commission of Egypt and the Levant, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 - 2011 Director of the Vienna Institute of Archaeological Science
  • 1999 - 2011 First Speaker of the Research Programme SCIEM 2000 at the Austrian Science Fund
  • 1989 - 2009 Full Professor of Egyptology at the University of Vienna after international tender invitation
  • 1976 - 2010 Chairman of the Institute of Egyptology, University of Vienna
  • 1973 - 2009 Founding Director, Austrian Archaeological Institute in Cairo
  • 1976 - 1989 Associate Professor, University of Vienna
  • 1973 - 2009 Scientific Counsellor at the Austrian Embassy in Cairo
  • 1966 - 1973 Scientific Secretary, Austrian Cultural Institute at the Austrian Embassy in Cairo

Fields of Scholarship
  • Chronology of Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean
  • History and Archaeology of Nubia
  • Urban Studies
  • Egyptian Archaeology
  • History and Archaeology of Egypt and the Levant
  • Paleogeographic Studies
  • History of Sacred and Palatial Architecture in Egypt and the Near East

Honours and Awards
  • Since 2016 Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Since 2014 Socio straniero della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome
  • Since 2010 Membre Associé de l’Institut de France: Ac. d. Inscription et Belles-Lettres, Paris (Corr. 2006)
  • Since 2009 Foreign Fellow of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw
  • Since 2008 Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg
  • Since 1996 Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy
  • Since 1995 Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London,
  • Since 1996 Foreign Honorary Member of the Archaeological Institute of America
  • Since 1993 Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (corr. M. abroad 1981)
  • Since 1989 Foreign Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, Stockholm
  • Since 1981 Fellow (o.M.) of the German Archaeological Institute (corr. M. 1971)
  • Since 1979 Membre titulaire de l’Institut d’Égypte (M. correspondant 1971)
  • 2004 Knight of the Royal Swedish Order of the Polar Star, 1st Class
  • 2005 Grosses Silbernes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich
  • 2005 Silbernes Ehrenzeichen der Gemeinde Wien
  • 2007 Medal of the University of Warsaw
  • 2009 Cardinal Innitzer Price for Humanities
  • 2009 Dr. phil. h.c. of the University of Tel Aviv
  • 2010 World Heritage Award for Egypt
  • 2015 ERC Advanced Grant “The Hyksos Enigma” (PI)

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