Dr Luigi PradaDr Luigi Prada is Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellow in Egyptology at University College, University of Oxford, and Theodor Heuss Research Fellow for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. During the academic year he conducts his research and teaches in Oxford, whilst he is in Heidelberg during the summer months. Luigi received a BA (Hons) in Classics and Ancient Near Eastern Studies from the University of Milan, where he also completed an MA (Distinction) in the same subjects, focusing on Greek Papyrology and Egyptology. He then moved to Oxford, where he received his MPhil (Distinction) in Egyptology and has recently completed his doctorate as a member of The Queen’s College. Luigi’s main interests lie in ancient Egyptian textual studies – with special focus on literary texts from the later phases of ancient Egypt’s history in hieratic and, chiefly, demotic – as well as the study of Graeco-Egyptian bilingualism and ancient translations, in connection with the development of Coptic. Currently, his main project is the study of ancient Egyptian divination practices, specifically dream interpretation; he is preparing a monograph that will include the first edition of a corpus of dream books in demotic. He is also a member of an international committee working on the edition of all manuscripts of the ‘Myth of the Sun’s Eye’, one of the most popular demotic literary texts, and of a research group preparing the publication of demotic literary papyri unearthed by the Franco-Italian excavations in the town of Tebtunis. He has lectured widely, including the teaching of intensive courses of hieratic and demotic at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Over the years, he has been a familiar guest at the EES, where he has recently taught two language classes, one on Middle Egyptian texts read in the original hieratic, and one on Late Egyptian.