Name: Thomas H. Greiner (그라이너토마스)
Location: Toronto, Canada

Brief Bio

Hailing originally from Nürnberg, Germany, my family moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1997. Studying ‘Classical Archaeology’ at the University of British-Columbia, I graduated with a B.A. in 2008. I then spend a year abroad in Seoul, Korea teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Along my travels, my passion for ancient Egypt remained strong and led me to begin studies for a M.A. in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool in the UK. I now live in Toronto, Canada, studying in the department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.

Education

2013 – Present: PhD in Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Exploring the religious significance and material culture of lapis lazuli in ancient Egypt

2009 – 2011: M.A. in Egyptology

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Dissertation Title: Lapis Lazuli, Obsidian and Systems of Exchange between Egypt and the Levant during the Naqada III Period

2001 – 2008: B.A. in Classical Archaeology

University of British-Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Teaching Experience

SFU Continuing Studies (2012 – 2013)

Vancouver, Canada

  • “Supplicating the Gods: The Religion of Ancient Egypt” – six week course
  • “Clearing the Sands: The Discovery of Egypt from Napoleon’s Time to the Present Day” – six week course
UBC Continuing Studies (2011 – 2012)

Vancouver, Canada

  • “How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Middle Egyptian” – six week course
  • “Introduction to Egyptian Writing” – one day workshop
Tutoring (2011)
Vancouver, BC
  • Middle Egyptian
  • Modern German – third year level
YBM Sisa Private School (2008 – 2009)
Seoul, Korea
Taught English as a Second Language to kindergarten and elementary school aged children

Publications

  • ‘Being a Single Mummy in Vancouver’, Newsletter of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Fall 2012 #3, 13.
  • ‘Riddle of the Chocolate Sphinx’, Newsletter of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Winter 2011-2012 #1, 12.
  • “The Predynastic Period, 5500 – 3100 BCE” at Ancient Egypt Online <http://www.ancientegyptonline.org/aeoHTML/timeperiods/predynastic.html> accessed 23.02.2012.

Lectures & Presentations

2012

  • December
    • “Crocodiles, Mummies, and Ancient Egypt: Archaeological Perspectives”, SFU Continuing Studies Saturday Forum at Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC
    • “Lapis Lazuli and Long Distance Trade in the Late Predynastic”, 2012 SSEA Colloquium at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
  • November
    • “Lapis Lazuli and Long Distance Trade in the Late Predynastic”, Vancouver Chapter of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (SSEA) at the Alliance for Arts & Culture, Vancouver, BC
  • April
    • “Crocodiles, Mummies, and Ancient Egypt: Archaeological Perspectives”, SFU at Surrey City Centre Library, Surrey, BC

2011

  • September
    • “Introduction to Ancient Egypt: a Southern Perspective”, Lions Bay Library, Lions Bay, BC
  • March
    • “Introduction to Ancient Egypt: a Southern Perspective”, West Vancouver Rotary Club, West Vancouver, BC

2010

  • “Lapis Lazuli, Obsidian and Systems of Exchange between Egypt and the Levant during the Naqada III Period”, Poster Presentation at the Third British Egyptology Congress, British Museum, London, UK

2007

  • “The Battle of Salamis”, Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies Students Association Lecture Series, University of British-Columbia, Vancouver, BC