Briana C. Jackson
EGYPTOLOGIST - EDITOR - VIDEO CREATOR - ARCHAEOGAMER - DIGITAL HUMANITIES - FOUNDER OF PER-HAY STUDIO
Briana Jackson holds a PhD in Egyptian art and archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Currently, Briana is a Digital Humanities research fellow at the American Research Center in Egypt, and is also working with the Theban Mapping Project. She has taught courses at New York University, City College New York, Manhattanville College, Pratt Institute, Baruch College, and the University of Hartford on ancient Egypt, Roman history, and art history, and has worked for the IFA-NYU North Abydos Expedition on artifact processing, archiving, and surface collection. Her research interests are in Egyptian solar and lunar religion, the Amarna Period, international relations during the second millennium BCE, and archaeogaming. Her current research, which she aims to publish as a book, examines the spread of Atenism throughout Egypt and Sudan, how Aten temples across this space are connected, and what effect the religion had on society. Her archaeogaming interests focus on the representation of state development, urbanization, and power systems in games set in antiquity.
Digital Humanities Research Fellow with the American Research Center in Egypt and Theban Mapping Project
Website management and editing for the Temple of Ramesses II Temple in Abydos, New York University
Editorial team member of Estudios Orientales - Monografías / Red Iberoamericana de Investigadores en Próximo Oriente Antiguo
Source prospector for "Ich mache mir die (ägyptische) Welt, wie sie mir gefällt”. Current Conceptions and Ideas on Egyptology and Popular Culture
Port Ancient partner with Save Ancient Studies Alliance
"Decontextualization and Inauthenticity: the (Mis-)Representation of Hermopolis and Elephantine in Assassin’s Creed Origins,"
in Ancient Egypt in Video Games
"State Development and Power Systems in Pharaoh (1999) and Nebuchadnezzar (2021)," in Depictions of Power: Strategy and
"The Veneration of Amenhotep III and Lunar Cult during the Reign of Akhenaten," in Exalted Spirits: The Veneration of the Dead
in Egypt through the Ages (conference proceedings)
"The Smiting Kiosks on the Royal Boats of Akhenaten and Nefertiti" (publication details confidential at present)
"Akhenaten and His Aten Cult in Abydos and Akhmim." In Bonnet, Corinne, Thomas Galoppin, Elodie Guillon, Max Luaces,
Asuman Lätzer-Lasar, Sylvain Lebreton, Fabio Porzia, Jörg Rüpke, and Emiliano Rubens Urciuoli (eds.), Naming and Mapping the Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean: Spaces, Mobilities, Imaginaries. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022, 729-744.
"Aten, the Sole God." Ancient History Magazine 41, 22-25.
"Akhenaten's Temple Program." The Akhenaten Sun 27 no. 2 (2022), 1-14.
The Geographic and Social Spread of Aten Cult throughout Egypt and Sudan (PhD dissertation, New York University)
Obduction: Walkthrough Guide. Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu Press, lulu.com.
Review: Mary Ann Eaverly. Tan Men/Pale Women: Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative
Approach. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2013. caa.reviews.
"Universalizing Tendencies and the Exchange of Art and Luxury Goods in the Reigns of Amenhotep III and
Akhenaten” (MA thesis, New York University).
Co-authored with Marinatos, Nanno. “The Pseudo-Minoan Nestor Ring and Its Egyptian Iconography.” Journal of
Ancient Egyptian Interconnections. Vol. 3:2 (2011), 6-15.