Dr Jennifer Hellum


  • Lecturer in Classics,
  • Postgraduate Adviser for Classics (1 Jan-15 July 2012)

Department: Department of Classics and Ancient History

Research | Current

  • Myth in Egyptian religious literature, specifically the various Books of the Afterlife
  • Hieroglyphs
  • Egyptian worldview

Teaching | Current

ANCHIST 110 Dynasties, Democracy, Empire

ANCHIST 210 Egyptian Language 1A

ANCHIST 220 Egyptian Language 1B

ANCHIST 252 Egyptian Religion

ANCHIST 352 Egyptian Religion

ANCIENT 729 Egyptian Language (Higher)

ANCIENT 751 Ancient Societies in the Mediterranean World

Postgraduate supervision

Caroline Brumbridge, "Women, Language and Gender Identity in Ancient Egypt" (PhD)

Iain Eaton, "Aspects of the Reign of King Den" (PhD)

Mark Pearce, "Language and Boats during the Old Kingdom" (MA)

Stephanie Martin, "The Question of Philosophy in Egyptian Literature" (MA)

Joseph Main, "The Egyptian Magician" (MA)

Simon Underwood, "The Architecture of the Fifth Dynasty Mortuary Temples" (MA)

Anna Chilcott, "The Pyramid Texts of the Queens of Dynasty Six vs. Those of the Kings of Dynasty Six" (MA)

Sebastian Bennett, "The Development of Temple Architecture and its Symbolism: Luxor Temple, Beit el Wali Temple, and Seti I at Abydos"

Areas of expertise

Ancient Egyptian language, particularly Old and Middle Egyptian, Egyptian religion, Early Dynastic to Old Kingdom history.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Hellum, J. (2016). The king, his body, and his relatives in the Pyramid texts. In Landgráfová R, Mynářová J (Eds.) Rich and great: Studies in honour of Anthony J. Spalinger on the occasion of his 70th feast of Thoth (pp. 115-122). Prague, Czech Republic: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30985
  • Hellum, J. (2015). In your name of Sarcophagus: The “name formula” in the Pyramid texts. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, 51 (1), 235-242. 10.5913/jarce.51.2015.a012
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39190
  • Emmitt, J., & Hellum, J. (2015). A Predynastic vessel with a potmark in the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Records of the Auckland Museum, 50, 33-37.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28071
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joshua Emmitt
  • Hellum, J. (2014). Toward an understanding of the use of myth in the Pyramid Texts. Studien zur Altaegyptischen Kultur, 43, 123-142. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39192
  • Hellum, J. (2012). The use of myth in the Pyramid texts. In C. M. Knoblauch, J. C. Gill (Eds.) Egyptology in Australia and New Zealand 2009: Proceedings of the conference held in Melbourne, September 4th-6th, 41-46. Oxford, UK: Archaeopress.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39617
  • Hellum, J. E. (2012). The Use of Myth in the Pyramid Texts. Paper presented at First Australasian Conference for Young Egyptologists, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. 4 September - 6 September 2009. Egyptology in Australia and New Zealand 2009: Proceedings of the Conference held in Melbourne, September 4th-9th.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/38448
  • Hellum, J. E. (2011). Pepi I: A Case Study of Royal Religious Devotion. Paper presented at 32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies, Auckland. 24 January - 27 January 2011.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17101
  • Hellum, J. E. (2007). The Pyramids. Westport: Greenwood Press. Pages: 148.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12358


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 8, Room 806
New Zealand

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