Sami Uljas

sami.uljas@egyptologi.uu.se

Phone: 018-471 2079

Senior lecturer in Egyptology

I graduated with a BA in Egyptology, MA A man  in front of a pyramidin archaeology, and a PhD in Egyptology from Liverpool University, where I gained my first experience in teaching the subject. Afterwards I took up a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, and besides teaching at Cambridge University, I worked as a teacher and researcher in Egyptology also at the universities of Basel and Copenhagen.

I arrived in Uppsala as a Senior Lecturer in late 2012 and have been teaching and doing research here since then. I teach modules on Egyptian language and texts (Old-, Middle- and Late Egyptian and Coptic) and on political and cultural history as well as supervise Bachelor, Masters, and doctoral students in Egyptology. I hold a personal docentship at Helsinki University, where I teach occasionally and supervise Masters and PhD students. I also act as an external examiner for Copenhagen University.

My research focuses primarily on Egyptian-Coptic linguistics and philology. I carry out investigation on the morpho-syntax, semantics, pragmatics, typology, as well as cognitive and functional aspects of all the historical stages of the Egyptian language. I am also interested in the study of diachrony, methodology, and the history of Egyptological linguistic research. My more specifically philological work focuses on editing and publishing Coptic literary manuscripts (particularly hagiographic, martyrological, and Biblical texts) as well as on the study of what these texts reveal of the history of Late Antique and Byzantine Egypt and of early Christianity.

Publications

  • Uljas, Sami; Landborg, Anne; Müller, Matthias

    Between the Superpowers: Some Remarks on the Role of Demons in Early Coptic Christianity

    Part of Vigiliae christianae (Print), p. 237-252, 2021.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Eväkkäät eväät. Kommentteja kalasta ja muinaisen Egyptin sosiaalihistoriasta

    Part of Kirjuri, p. 10-16, 2020.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Grammar

    Part of The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology, p. 912-929, 2020.

  • Uljas, Sami

    The so-called prothetic i- and the sdm-f paradigms II: The "nominal" sdm-f and a reappraisal

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 259-267, 2020.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Why not say it straight?: On the pragmatics of indirect speech in Coptic

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 269-284, 2020.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Lost Coptic texts from Herbert Thompson papers II:: The Acts of Pantoleon and The Martyrdom of St Cornelius

    Part of Journal of Coptic Studies, p. 225-256, 2019.

  • Uljas, Sami; Müller, Matthias

    Martyrs and Archangels: Coptic Literary Texts from the Pierpont Morgan Library

    Mohr Siebeck, 2019.

  • Uljas, Sami

    The prothetic i- and the Earlier Egyptian sdm-f paradigm(s)

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 215-225, 2019.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Verbal grammaticalisation clines in Coptic

    Part of Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, p. 82-99, 2019.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Earlier Egyptian cataphora

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 203-218, 2018.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Words on the Move: Some observations on the lexicalisation of kinesis in Earlier Egyptian

    Part of Göttinger Miszellen, p. 129-137, 2018.

  • Uljas, Sami; Müller, Matthias; Loprieno, Antonio

    Non-Verbal Predication in Ancient Egyptian

    Mouton de Gruyter, 2017.

  • Uljas, Sami

    The Paris Leaves Of The Martyrdom Of Ss Timothy And Martyria

    Part of Le Muséon, p. 255-277, 2017.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Where to stick an adverbial in Earlier Egyptian

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 391-414, 2017.

  • Uljas, Sami

    A preliminary report of the edition project 'Martyrs and Archangels: Five Coptic Texts in the Pierpont Morgan Library'

    Part of Coptic Society, Literature and Religion from Late Antiquity to Modern Times, p. 1147-1152, 2016.

  • Uljas, Sami; Müller, Matthias

    'He almost heard': a case study of diachronic reanalysis in Coptic syntax

    Part of Aere Perennius. Mélanges égyptologiques en l'honneur de Pascal Vernus, p. 465-492, 2016.

  • Uljas, Sami

    On adjunct clause positioning in Earlier Egyptian

    Part of Revue d'égyptologie, p. 179-197, 2016.

  • Uljas, Sami

    On clitics in Earlier Egyptian

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 111-149, 2016.

  • Uljas, Sami

    To see an invisible form: paradigms, parallels, and practises once again

    Part of Coping with Obscurity: The Brown Workshop on Earlier Egyptian Grammar, p. 98-107, 2016.

  • Uljas, Sami

    An unattested section of the New Testament in Fayyumic Coptic

    Part of Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, p. 68-72, 2015.

  • Uljas, Sami; Amstutz, Hans; Dorn, Andreas; Müller, Matthias et al.

    Fuzzy Boundaries: Festschrift für Antonio Loprieno

    Vidmaier Verlag, 2015.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Illocution and speaker intent in Coptic: the case of the 'Autofocal' Second Tenses

    Part of Zeitschrift für Ägyptischen Sprache und Altertumskunde, p. 205-216, 2015.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Lost Coptic Texts from Herbert Thompson Papers I: 'The Acts of Stephen'

    Part of Journal of Coptic Studies, p. 165-213, 2015.

  • Uljas, Sami

    The results are unclear.: A note on clauses of result in Earlier Egyptian

    Part of Fuzzy Boundaries, p. 277-287, 2015.

  • Uljas, Sami

    What is and what is not. A very brief note on relative adjectives and negations in Earlier Egyptian

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 283-288, 2015.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Aarteita ullakolla. Kolme kadonnutta koptilaista tekstiä

    Part of Kirjuri, p. 1-6, 2014.

  • Uljas, Sami

    On Earlier Egyptian control constructions

    Part of On Forms and Functions, p. 233-256, 2014.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Review of Roberto A. Diaz Hernández, Tradition und Innovation in der offiziellen Sprache des Mittleren Reiches

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 343-348, 2014.

  • Uljas, Sami

    St Orsunuphios and friends: resurrecting a lost Coptic martyrdom

    Part of Göttinger Miszellen, p. 49-54, 2014.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Various sorts of nothing: a typology of ellipsis in Earlier Egyptian

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 215-230, 2014.

  • Uljas, Sami

    A traitor or a thief? Teti son of Minhetep's crime once again

    Part of Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, p. 357-364, 2013.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Agreement domains and resumption in Earlier Egyptian

    Part of Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, p. 78-83, 2013.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Linguistic consciousness

    Part of UCLA Encyclopaedia of Egyptology, 2013.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Some remarks on a negated Earlier Egyptian nominal sentence and related constructions

    Part of Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, p. 241-252, 2013.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Begging the question. Earlier Egyptian WH-questions and the marking of information structure

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 253-266, 2012.

  • Uljas, Sami

    On adverbial ante-position and operator scope in Coptic

    Part of Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, p. 93-102, 2012.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Review of J. Borghouts 2010, Egyptian. An Introduction to the Writing and Language of the Middle Kingdom

    Part of Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, p. 336-341, 2012.

  • Uljas, Sami

    The Cambridge leaves of the Life of Moses of Abydos

    Part of Le Museon, p. 1-33, 2012.

  • Uljas, Sami

    A fragment of the Life of Moses of Abydos in the British Library

    Part of Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, p. 117-122, 2011.

  • Uljas, Sami

    A Sahidic leaf of the Gospel of John in Trinity College, Cambridge

    Part of Göttinger Miszellen, p. 93-100, 2011.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Syncretism and the Earlier Egyptian sDm=f: Speculations on morphological interconnections across paradigms

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 155-174, 2011.

  • Uljas, Sami

    The IFAO leaves of the Life of Moses of Abydos

    Part of Orientalia, p. 373-422, 2011.

  • Uljas, Sami

    A hitherto unattested section of the Sahidic Old testament

    Part of Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, p. 63-65, 2010.

  • Uljas, Sami

    A leaf of the Coptic Martyrdom of Ptolemy in Cambridge

    Part of Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, p. 179-184, 2010.

  • Uljas, Sami

    A lexicographic note on an Egyptian crocodile spell

    Part of Göttinger Miszellen, p. 101-107, 2010.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Archaeology of language: A case study from Middle Kingdom/Second Internediate Period Egypt and Nubia

    Part of Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, p. 373-382, 2010.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Formally speaking: Observations on a recent theory of the Earlier Egyptian sDm.n=f

    Part of Lingua Aegyptia, p. 253-261, 2010.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Grammar as a mirror of mind: More on fuzzy boundaries in Egyptian syntax

    Part of Göttinger Miszellen, p. 93-100, 2010.

  • Uljas, Sami

    A note on pronominal resumption in Earlier Egyptian relative clauses

    Part of Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, p. 141-148, 2009.

  • Uljas, Sami

    Adverbial sentence WH-questions in Earlier Egyptian

    Part of Revue d'égyptologie, p. 147-158, 2009.

Last modified: 2021-01-22