Anastasia A. Banshchikova

Personal status:
Born on March 8, 1982 in Kurgan, USSR/Russia.

Education:
2004: M.A. cum laude from the Department of Antiquities, Historical Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

Academic degree:
2010: Ph.D. (World History) from Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia.

Contact info:
30/1 Spiridonovka St., 123001 Moscow, Russia
Tel.: +7 (499) 690-61-33
Fax: +7 (495) 697-19-54
E-mail: Senet_m_ta@mail.ru

Language competence:
European: English, French, German;
Ancient: Middle-Egyptian, Greek, Latin;
In progress: Arabic, Hindi.

Academic experience:
Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
2013 to present: Senior Research Fellow, Center of History and Cultural Anthropology;
2008 – 2013: Research Fellow, Center of History and Cultural Anthropology;
2004 – 2008: Junior Research Fellow, Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies.

Participated in the expeditions to the Federative Republic of Nigeria (2006), United Republic of Tanzania (2007), Republic of Benin (2008), and Republic of Rwanda (2009).

Secretary of the International conference "Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations" (2004 – 2009).

Thematics of research:
Culture and cultural anthropology of Ancient Egypt; historical tradition and consciousness of ancient Egyptians in II mill. B.C. – I mill. A.D.; gender history of Ancient Egypt; ancient Egyptian literature and its folklore components; perception of Ancient Egypt in medieval Arab sources.

Publications

Monographs:
A.A. Banshchikova. Crucial Periods in Ancient Egyptian Historical Tradition and Consciousness. Moscow: LENAND (URSS), 2015.
A.A. Banshchikova. The Images of Women in Ancient Egyptian Literature. Moscow, LIBROKOM (URSS), 2009. 2nd ed.: Moscow: LENAND (URSS), 2014.

Articles, papers, and abstracts (those in English are bolded):
1. Historiography without History: Egyptian Perception of the Past and its Imprints. In D.D. Beliaev and T.V. Gimon (eds.). Emergence of Historiography in Ancient and Medieval Societies. Oldest States of Eastern Europe, 2013. Moscow, 2016. P. 25-37.
2. Epoch of Pharaohs and the Construction of National Identity in Egypt in the 1st third of XX cent. In D.M. Bondarenko and E.B. Demintseva (eds.). Africa: Processes of Socio-Cultural Transformation. Moscow, 2014. P. 89-99.
3. "Resurrected Mummy" and "The Return of the Spirit": Literature Manifests of Egyptian Renaissance of the 1st third of XX cent. In Materials of the XI Russian Conference "The School of Young Africanist". Kazan, 2012. P. 110.
4. Panasian Stt-Empire and Contamination of Images of Ancient Near Eastern Rulers in the Late Egyptian and Medieval Arab Tradition. In E.A. Grantovskiy and D.S. Rajevskiy Memorial Readings. Antiquity: Historical Knowledge and Peculiarities of the Source. Moscow, 2011. P. 49-52.
5. On the Search of "Pharaonic" National Roots by the Europeanized Egyptian Intellectuals in the Interwar Period. In A.M. Vasiliev (ed.). Africa in the Changing World Development Paradigm. 12th Conference for Africanists. Moscow, 2011. P. 102.
6. Fayum, Maadi, Moeris, Merimde, Negada, Omari, Tasa. In A.M. Vasiliev (ed.). Africa. Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. Moscow, 2010. P. 833, 232, 368, 368, 444, 518, 755.
7. The Image of Russia in Nigeria and Tanzania: The Sources of Information and Some Aspects in Comparison. In A.B. Letnev (ed.). Africans and Russians on the Crossroads of History. Moscow, 2010. P. 216-222.
8. Literary Recognition and Non-Recognition of the Egyptian Defeat by Foreign Invaders: The Role of the Power of the King. In The Orient, Europe, and America in Ancient Times. Materials of the XVI Sergeev Memorial Readings. Moscow, 2010. P. 12-17.
9. The Change of "Another One" in Course of Interregional Integration: Emerging of Ancient Near-Eastern Oikumene and the Image of Asian Women in Egyptian Literature. In Z. Huang (ed.). The 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. July 27-31, 2009, Kunming, China. Paper Abstracts. Vol. 1. Kunming: Chinese Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 2009. P. 228-229.
10. Literature Compensation of the Weakened King’s Power during the Crucial Periods of Ancient Egyptian History. In Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations. Abstracts. Moscow, 2009. P. 85.
11. The Topos of Amalecite Supremacy over Egypt in Arab Historical Tradition (I mill. A.D.). Buletinul Cercurilor Stiintifice Studentesti. 2008. № 14. P. 39-45.
12. With Alexander A. Nemirovskiy. "Absolute" Near-Eastern Monarchies of the Late Bronse Age: Some Aspects in Comparison. In D.M. Bondarenko, A.A. Nemirovski (eds.). The Ruler and His Subjects: Socio-Cultural Norms and Boundaries of Personal Power. Moscow, 2008. P. 15-36.
13. The Image of Egypt in the Historical Source and in the Artistic Perception of the Source: "The Tale of Two Brothers" in the Retelling of D.G. Reder. Materials of the IV Russian Conference for Young Scholars. Moscow, 2008. P. 132-137.
14. With Dmitri M. Bondarenko and Oleg I. Kavykin. Expedition of the Institute for African Studies in the Republic of Benin. Novye rossijskie gumanitarnye issledovanija [New Russian Studies in Humanities]. Online http://www.nrgumis.ru.
15. The Image of Russia in Tanzania and Nigeria: Some Aspects in Comparison. In African Development: Possibilities and Obstacles. XI International conference of Africanists. Book of Abstracts. Moscow, 2008. P. 181.
16. With Dmitri M. Bondarenko and Oleg I. Kavykin. Expedition of the Institute for African Studies in the United Republic of Tanzania. Vostok [Oriens]. 2008. № 5. P. 154-155.
17. With Dmitri M. Bondarenko and Oleg I. Kavykin. Expedition of the Institute for African Studies in the United Republic of Tanzania. Novye rossijskie gumanitarnye issledovanija [New Russian Studies in Humanities]. Online http://www.nrgumis.ru.
18. The Image of the King in Ancient Egyptian Literature: from Axial Background Functions till Fully-Engaged Object of Action. In L.E. Grinin, D.D. Beliaev, A.V. Korotayev (eds). Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval Cultures. Moscow, 2008. P. 3-8.
19. The Image of Foreign Country: Some Aspects in Perception of Russia’s Image in Nigeria. Afrikanskij sbornik 2007 [African Compendium 2007]. Saint Petersburg, 2008. P. 171-182.
20. Woman in Ancient Egypt: Evolution of Personal and Social Position (by the Narratives of Didactic Genre). In A.A. Kazankov, N.A. Ksenofontova (eds.). Man and Woman. Part 2. Evolution of Relations. Moscow, 2007. P. 119-133.
21. The Distribution of Titles and Aspects of Perception of Apophis and Seknenra in "The Quarrel of Apophis and Seknenra". III International Conference "Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations". Part II. Articles and Abstracts. Moscow, 2007. P. 49-55.
22. The Image of Russia in Nigeria: Subjective Components and the Ways of Solving the Problem. Dzurnal Jaroslavskogo gosudarstvennogo instituta im. P.G. Demidova [Journal of Jaroslavl’ State Institute named after P.G. Demidov]. Series 5. Humanities. 2007. № 2. P. 17-24.
23. With Dmitri M. Bondarenko and Oleg I. Kavykin. Expedition of the Institute for African Studies in the Federative Republic of Nigeria. Novye rossijskie gumanitarnye issledovanija [New Russian Studies in Humanities]. Online http://www.nrgumis.ru.
24. With Dmitri M. Bondarenko and Oleg I. Kavykin. Russian Expedition in the Federative Republic of Nigeria. Vostok [Oriens]. 2007. № 2. P. 137-138.
25. The Motives of Ancient Egyptian folklore in Ibn ‘Abd al-Hakam’s Story about the Queen Delukeh. Vostok [Oriens]. 2007. № 1. P. 33-43.
26. Magic vs Act of Providence: Egyptians and Judeans at the Face of Foreign Enemies in the Arab Literature. Buletinul Cercurilor Stiintifice Studentesti. 2007. № 13. P. 59-63.
27. With Oleg I. Kavykin. The Fourth International conference "Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations" (Moscow, June 13-16, 2006). Social Evolution and History. 2006. V. 5. № 2. P. 148-155.
28. With Oleg .I. Kavykin. The Fourth International conference "Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations" (Moscow, June 13-16, 2006). Vostok [Oriens]. 2006. № 6. P. 150-153.
29. Review on Meskell, Lynn. 2002. Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt. Social Anthropology. 2006. Vol. 14. Part 2. P. 288-289.
30. Woman in Ancient Egypt: Evolution of Personal and Social Position. Social Evolution and History. 2006. V. 5. № 1. P. 109-125.
31. The Image of the King in Ancient Egyptian Literature: From Axial Background Functions till Fully-Engaged Object of Action. In Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations. Abstracts. Moscow, 2006. P. 140-141.
32. Deification of the Drowned in the Nile and Related Animal Agents. Materials of the IV Conference in memoriam V.F. Semenov. Moscow, 2006. P. 34-37.
33. Asiatic Conquest of Egypt Legend: Emergence in Late Egyptian Tradition. In African Security: Interior and External Aspects. X International conference of Africanists. Book of Abstracts. Moscow, 2005. P. 72-73.
34. Cambyses Narrative: Topos of the Weak King and Possible Ending of the Text. Selected Papers of the International Student Conference "Lomonosov-2005". History. Moscow, 2005. P. 119-123.
35. Women’s Beauty in Ancient Egyptian Love Poetry: Images and Their Emotional and Purport Meaning. Materials of Moscow Conference held by the Department of World History of the Russian University of International Friendship. Part 6. Moscow, 2005. P. 54-59.
36. The Wax Crocodile and the Clay Man: Magic Helpers and Related Conceptions in Ancient Egyptian Literature. Materials of Moscow Conference held by the Department of World History of the Russian University of International Friendship. Part 6. Moscow, 2005. P. 47-54.
37. The Image of Women in Egyptian Teachings. Materials of Moscow Conference held by the Department of World History of the Russian University of International Friendship. Part 6. Moscow, 2005. P. 38-47.
38. Male and Female Leadership: Gendered Models of Behavior in Ancient Egyptian Literature. In Africa in the Eyes of Young Scholars. Materials of the III Russian Conference "The School of Young Africanist". Saratov, 2005. P. 90-96.
39. Male and Female Leadership: Gendered Models of Behavior in Ancient Egyptian Literature. In Africa in the Eyes of Young Scholars. III Russian Conference "The School of Young Africanist". Abstracts. Saratov, 2004. P. 25-26.
40. Cambyses Narrative: The Image of the King and Late Egyptian Literary Models. In International Student Conference "Lomonosov-2004". Selected papers. Moscow, 2004. P. 133-137.
41. Cambyses Narrative: The Image of the King and Late Egyptian Literary Models. In International Student Conference "Lomonosov-2004". Book of Abstracts. Moscow, 2004. P. 119-121.
42. Late Egyptian Model in Coptic Text: Council of War Scene in Cambyses Narrative. In Interaction of World Civilizations: History and Modernity. Materials of Moscow Conference held by the Department of World History of the Russian University of International Friendship. Part 5. Moscow, 2004. P. 3-8.

Participation in conferences:
1. Akhenaten and Malik: "Monotheism" in Ancient Egypt and Medieval Arab Representation of Ancient Egypt. XX Sergeev Memorial Readings. Moscow State University. 31.01 – 02.02.2017.
2. Akhenaten and Malik: Representation of Ancient Egyptian "Monotheism" in the Medieval Arab Anonym "L’Abrégé des Merveilles". Seminar "Society and Culture". Institute for African Studies. Moscow. 29.09.2015.
3. Moving Statues: Ancient Egyptian Motifs in the Medieval Arab Sources. VIII Knorozov Memorial Readings. Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow. 04-05.12.2014.
4. Magic Statues and Artifacts in the Medieval Arab Anonymous "Collection of Wonders". Seminar "Society and Culture". Institute for African Studies. Moscow. 18.03.2014.
5. "Upside-Down Country" and "Women’s Kingdom": Greek and Arab Impressions of Ancient Egypt. VII Knorozov Memorial Readings. Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow. 14-15.02.2013.
6. Event Motivation in the Narratives about Crucial Moments of Egyptian Past. Seminar "Society and Culture". Institute for African Studies. Moscow. 27.11.2012.
7. "Resurrected Mummy" and "The Return of the Spirit": Literature Manifests of Egyptian Renaissance of the 1st third of XX cent. XI Conference for Young Scholars. Kazan, Russia. 14-15.11.2012.
8. Historiography without History: Perception and Fixation of the Past in Ancient Egypt. Round table "Emergence of Historiography in Ancient and Medieval Societies. Institute for Universal History. Moscow. 31.10 – 01.11.2011.
9. On the Search of "Pharaonic" National Roots by the Europeanized Egyptian Intellectuals in the Interwar Period. XII International Conference of Africanists. Institute for African Studies. Moscow. 24-26.05.2011.
10. The Use of Numerals in the Narratives Concerning Crucial Periods of Ancient Egyptian History: The Scale of the Events and Range of Participants. Seminar "Society and Culture". Institute for African Studies. Moscow. 16.03.2010.
11. Literature Compensation of the Weakened King’s Power during the Crucial Periods of Ancient Egyptian History. V International Conference "Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations". Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow. 23-26.06.2009.
12. Defeat of Their Own Country in Egyptian Historic and Literature Narratives. XVI Sergeev Memorial Readings. Moscow State University. 28-30.01.2009.
13. Evolution of Attitude to the Hycsos Rulers of Egypt in the Texts of VIII-XIX Dynasties and Manetho Narrative. V Knorozov Memorial Readings. 06-08.11.2008.
14. Female Foreigner and Infidel Wife: Inversions of Gendered Models of Behavior in Ancient Egyptian Literature. IV Knorozov Memorial Readings. Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow. 21-22.02.2007.
15. Magic vs Act of Providence: Egyptians and Judeans at the Face of Foreign Enemies in the Arab Literature. XV Sergeev Memorial Readings. Moscow State University. 31.01 – 02.03.2007.
16. Magic vs Act of Providence: Egyptians and Judeans at the Face of Foreign Enemies in the Arab Literature. XIV International Conference for Young Scholars "Globalisation in Studies of the Past". Alba Iulia, Romania. 24-26.11.2006.
17. The Image of the King in Ancient Egyptian Literature: From Axial Background Functions till Fully-Engaged Object of Action. IV International Conference "Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations". Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow. 13-16.06.2006.
18. The Topos of Amalecite Rule over Egypt in the Arab Historical Tradition of the I mill. B.C. International Conference "Egypt and the Countries of the Near East: III mill. B.C. – I mill. A.D.". Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow. 15-19.05.2006.
19. The Image of Egypt in the Historical Source and in the Artistic Perception of the Source: "The Tale of Two Brothers" in the Retelling of D.G. Reder. IV Russian Conference for Young Scholars "Africa and the Modern World". Institute for African Studies. Moscow. 23-25.11.2005.
20. The Legend about Asiatic Conquest of Egypt: Emergence in Late Egyptian Tradition. Conference "African Security: Interior and External Aspects". Institute for African Studies. Moscow. 24-26.05.2005.
21 Cambyses Narrative: Topos of the Weak King and Possible Ending of the Text. XII Annual International Student Conference "Lomonosov-2005". Moscow State University. 13-15.03.2005.
22. The Motives of Ancient Egyptian Folklore in Ibn ‘Abd al-Hakam’s Story about the Queen Delukeh. XIV Sergeev Memorial Readings. Moscow State University. 02-04.02.2005.
23. Women’s Beauty in Ancient Egyptian Love Poetry: Images and Their Emotional and Purport Meaning. I International Conference for Young Scholars "Philosophy in the Global World". Russian University of International Friendship. Moscow. 27-29.01.2005.
24. Deification of the Drowned in the Nile and Related Animal Agents. IV Semenov Memorial Redings. Moscow State University for Pedagogy. 27.11.2004.
25. The Wax Crocodile and the Clay Man: Magic Helpers and Related Conceptions in Ancient Egyptian Literature. Conference "Civilization and State in the West". Russian University of International Friendship. Moscow. 25.11.2004.
26. Male and Female Leadership: Gendered Models of Behavior in Ancient Egyptian Literature. III Russian Conference for Young Scholars "Africa in Context of Global International Relations". Saratov, Russia. 04-05.11.2004.
27. The King and the Sorcerer in Ancient Egyptian Literature: From Court Entertainment to Battle Magic as Recourse of State Politics. III Annual Knorozov Memorial Readings. Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow. 29-30.10.2004.
28. The Lyrical Epitaph from Isidora’s Tomb in Tuna el-Gebel: Greek Text in Egyptian Burial of the Roman Time. International Conference "Egypt and the Countries of the Near East: III mill. B.C. – I mill. A.D.". Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow. 11-15.10.2004.
29. Partial Legitimacy of Hyksos kings in the "Quarrel of Apophis and Seqenenre". III International Conference "Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations". Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow. 18-21.06.2004.
30. The Image of Woman in Egyptian Teachings. A Conference on the Problems of History and Philosophy in Orientalistics. Russian University of International Friendship. Moscow. 26.04.2004.
31. The Image of King in Coptic Cambyses Narrative and Late Egyptian Literary Models. XI Annual International Student Conference "Lomonosov-2004". Moscow State University. 13-14.04.2004.
32. A Late Egyptian Literary Model within a Coptic Text: King’s Counsel Motif in Cambyses Narrative. IV Annual Conference "East and West: a Dialogue of Civilizations". Russian University of International Friendship. Moscow. 10.03.2004.