Propylaeum offers several search options for finding subject-information about Egyptology, including the chance to search for printed monographs and journal articles from Germany or world-wide. Also offered is the use of an electronic document-delivery (journal articles via E-mail / book loans) and access to lists of newly published literature.
Users have in addition access to various forms of electronic media including subject databases, E-Journals, freely-available Internet sources, direct access to digitized historical literature and a document server (which permits the free publication of monographs or articles). In "Academic and Research Services" you can find the latest job adverts and compilation of meetings and conferences
Definition of the Subject
The subject covers all areas of pharaonic high culture such as writing, literature, art and culture, religion, archaeology, history, commerce, etc. Egyptology also includes the pre- and early history of Egypt, Nubian Studies, as well as Coptic language and literature. There is a certain overlap with related subjects (Pre- and Ancient History), but Egyptology concentrates on the period from c. 4000 B.C. until c. 400 A.D.
Information about studying Egyptology can be found here.
Egyptology as a special subject collection of Heidelberg University Library
The Heidelberg University Library has responsibility for providing Propylaeums coverage of Egyptology. It does so as part of the programme funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), which supports a co-operative system for national literature provision – in this case the special subject collection “Egyptology”. Heidelberg’s tasks as part of this programme include the acquisition and supply of relevant printed and electronic media, as well as the development of a virtual subject library as a central subject portal.