Marjorie m. Fisher, Ph. D

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Egyptology

University of Michigan

Department Middle East Studies

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ph.D. 1998 University of Michigan. Department of Near Eastern Studies.
October 1984-June 1985 Egyptology Graduate Program, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
M.A. 1984 John Hopkins University, Department of Near Eastern Studies.
B. S. 1980 Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Department of Psychology.

Academic Positions
September 2001 - present Adjunct Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Department of

Middle East Studies, University of Michigan.

September 2001- present Associate Director for Epigraphy, University of Michigan Abydos Middle Cemetery Project.
2012 Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile. Co-Editor with Peter Lacovara, Salima Ikram, and Sue D’Auria. American University in Cairo Press: Cairo. Second Printing 2017.

Sole-authored essays in volume: “Introduction;” “The History of Nubia;” “The Art and Architecture of Nubia during the New Kingdom: Egypt in Nubia;” “Nauri;” “Soleb;” “Abu Simbel;” “Derr;” “Wadi al-Sebua;” “Gerf Hussein;” “Beit al-Wali.”

2001 The Sons of Ramesses II. Vols. I and II. Aegypten und Altes Testament series. Volume 53.

Weisbaden: Harrassowitz.

Books in preparation
The Daughters of Ramesses II and Ramesses III: An analysis of documented material with catalogue.
Articles and Essays
Forthcoming. “A Statue of Ramesses III from the Mut Temple Precinct, Luxor Museum 966:

Prince Prehirwenemef, son of Ramesses III,” In M. Barta, S. Ikram, J. Kamrin, M.

Lehner, and M. Megahed (eds), Guardian of Ancient Egypt: Essays in Honor of Zahi Hawass: Charles University in Prague.
2015 “A Stelaphorous Statue of the Chief Steward of the King Amenhotep III, Amenemhat, called Surer.” In R. Jasnow and K. M. Cooney (eds), Joyful in Thebes: Egyptological Studies in Honor of Betsy M. Bryan. Lockwood Press: Atlanta.
2015 “A Recently Discovered Fragment of Senenmut’s Sarcophagus.” Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar of New York 19.
2013 “A block statue of the second prophet of Amun, Ahmose.” In E. Frood and A. McDonald (eds), Decorum and experience: essays in ancient culture for John Baines. Griffith Institute, Oxford. 34-42.
2013 “A Diplomatic Marriage in the Ramesside Period: Maathorneferure, Daughter of the Great Ruler of Hatti.” In B. J. Collins and P. Michalowski (eds), Beyond Hatti: A Tribute to Gary Beckman. Lockwood Press: Atlanta.
2010 “A Block Statue of Scribe Ahmose and Amun-Re(-) Osiris.” In Z. A. Hawass and S. Ikram (eds), Thebes and Beyond: Studies in Honour of Kent R. Weeks. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte, Cahier 41: 35-46.

2010 “A New Kingdom Ostracon found in the King’s Valley by the Supreme Council of Antiquities.” In Z. Hawass, P. D. Manuelian, and R. B. Hussein (eds), Perspectives on Ancient Egypt: Studies in Honor of Edward Brovarski. Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte, Cahier 40: 93-100.

2012 “Nefertari.” Encyclopedia of Ancient History. R. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champion, A. Erskine, and S. Huebner (eds.).; Wiley on line Library;
1997 Online book review of Splendors of Ancient Egypt at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archeology, Oxford, England.

Essays in preparation

“A New Kingdom tomb relief fragment in the Kelsey Museum.”
“Prehirwenemef, the son of Ramesses III.”

Field Experience
Associate Director for Epigraphy University of Michigan Abydos Middle Cemetery Project (southern Egypt). 2001-present.
Epigrapher Supreme Council of Antiquities Egypt Mission in the Valley of the Kings, Zahi Hawass, Director. November 2008, January 2009.
Epigrapher/Artist (training) University of Chicago, Chicago House, Luxor, Egypt.

October-November 1999, February 2000, February 2010.

Excavation Supervisor Theban Mapping Project, American University in Cairo, Tomb of

the Sons of Ramesses II (KV5).

Epigraphy, recording of objects, and survey assistant.

February 1995, November 1995, February 1996, November 1996.

Field research For thesis The Sons of Ramesses II.

Photography, object and relief collation.

Egyptian Museum, Cairo, 16 sites in northern and southern Egypt.

February 1995-November 1997.

Field Research For book Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile.

Photography, object and relief collation and documentation.

Northern Sudan, Egyptian Museum Cairo, numerous sites in southern Egypt.

Modern Languages
French and German - reading
Ancient Egyptian Languages
Old Egyptian, Middle Egyptian, Late Egyptian (Hieratic and Hieroglyphic script);


American Publishers (PROSE) Awards winner for “Best Archaeology & Anthropology Book 2012” for

Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile.

Service on Academic and Community Boards
Current Boards
August 1993-present

James Madison Council, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

November 1993- present

Board of Directors, Michigan Opera Theater, Detroit, Michigan.

September 2002- present

Co-Founder/Co-Chair of Friends of Near Eastern Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan.

March 2006-present

President’s Advisory Group, University of Michigan.

September 2007- present

Advisory Council, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Egyptian Department, New York.

January 2008- present

Vice-Chair, Max and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Detroit, Michigan.

January 2012- present

Board of Director, Antinoupolis Foundation Inc., Chicago, Illinois.

May 2013- present

Life Member, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.

Past Boards
June 1995-June 2018

Board of Directors, Detroit Zoological Society, Detroit, Michigan.

October 2011-June 2015

National Advisory Board, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

May 2003- April 2014

Board of Governors, American Research Center in Egypt, Virginia.

February 2010- May 2014

Board of Directors, Perlman Music Program, New York.

July 2003- June 2014

Board of Trustees, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

December 2002-April 2013

Advisory Council, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University,

Baltimore, Maryland.
June 1994- May 2013

Advisory Council, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.

June 2009- January 2012

Board of Overseers, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

July 1995-August 2012

Advisory Council, School of American Ballet, New York.

June 2005- January 2008

Trustee, Max and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Detroit, Michigan.

March 2003-June 2004

Museum Collections Committee, Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan.

June 1997-June 2004

Board of Governors of Schools, Cranbrook Education Community, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

November 2001-December 2004

Board of Directors, Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan.

July 1995-June 1997

Board of Governors of the Academy of Art, Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Professional Associations
Member, American Research Center in Egypt

Member, Archaeological Institute of America

Patron, The American Friends of The British Museum, Department of Ancient Egypt and the Sudan

Patron, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Egyptian Art

Member, AERA Inc. (Ancient Egypt Research Associates, Inc.)

Board Member, Antinoupolis Foundation, Inc.

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