Joris Borghouts

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Joris Frans Borghouts (born 17 June 1939) is a Dutch Egyptologist. He was a professor of Egyptology at Leiden University from 1985 to 2004.

Career[edit]

Borghouts was born in Ginneken (nl) on 17 June 1939.[1] He obtained his title of Doctor at Leiden University in 1971 with a dissertation titled: The magical texts of Papyrus Leiden I 348. From 1969 to 1976 he worked as a scientific employee at the Egyptological Seminar of the University of Amsterdam. He returned to Leiden University in 1976.[2]

Borghouts succeeded Jac. J. Janssen as professor and head of the Egyptology department in 1985. Under Borghouts the department reached its maximum size.[2] Around the year 2000 the department became threatened by budget cuts. Borghouts defended the needs of the department and stated that he would see the department become academically irrelevant otherwise.[3][4] Borghouts retired in 2004.[1] However, he remained attached to Leiden University and The Netherlands Institute for the Near East.[2][5]

Borghouts was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joris Frans Borghouts" (in Dutch). Leiden University. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c O.E. Kaper & O.G. Dercksen (2014). "Waar de geschiedenis begon: Nederlandse onderzoekers in de ban van spijkerschrift, hiërogliefen en aardewerk". Netherlands Institute for the Near East. pp. 46–51. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kleine Letteren voelen zich bedreigd" (in Dutch). Mare Online. 2001. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Bijna de mond gesnoerd" (in Dutch). de Volkskrant. 12 May 2001. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Prof. dr. J.F. (Joris) Borghouts (Emeritus)". Leiden University. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "J.F. Borghouts". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017.