The Hieratic Studies Online (HSO) is a double-blind peer reviewed, academic series dedicated to presenting research on all aspects of hieratic and cursive hieroglyphs, for example:
- writing materials and techniques
- the system of the Ancient Egyptian cursive scripts
- development and interconnections between cursive and monumental scripts
- palaeography of signs from single scribes, texts, periods, or regions
- any sources of handwritings and hieratic inscriptions
- text editions
- new readings
- manufacturing of and copying features
- layout, extratextual notes, corrections, additions, marginalia
HSO is open-access: All issues can be viewed and downloaded free-of-charge at the Gutenberg Open Science (Open Access Publications) platform. HSO has an open format: Accepted papers will be published as soon as possible. We recommend that you use the CC BY 4.0 license (if necessary, however, it is possible to use other license formats). There is no defined publication schedule or deadlines. With support of the authors or editors substantial monographs or proceedings may also be integrated in the publication process. HSO offers scholars the opportunity to include a large number of colour images where appropriate to the article.
HSO is edited by Svenja A. Gülden, Tobias Konrad, Kyra van der Moezel and Ursula Verhoeven from the project „Altägyptische Kursivschriften“ at the Mainz academy of Sciences and Literature.
How to submit?
Submissions for HSO can be made both as a Word file as well as a LaTeX file. For detailed information about the submission process see the HSO Guidelines.
The links below will lead to the Gutenberg Open Science (Open Access Publications) platform where you can download the pdfs of Hieratic Studies Online.
1 | 2016
Ein „nouveau Möller“? Grenzen und Möglichkeiten. Ein working paper zum gleichnamigen Vortrag
Svenja A. GüldenThough more than 100 years old Möller’s Hieratische Paläographie still is the standard reference work for palaeographic questions. Parts of this palaeography could be complemented and replaced by studies concentrating on specific times spans or sources, but a systematic study of the hieratic script covering all time spans of Egyptian history is– for many reasons – still missing. ‚Ein „nouveau Möller“? Grenzen und Möglichkeiten’ was the title of a paper given at the conference „Ägyptologische ,Binsen‘-Weisheiten“ I, at Mainz in 2011 – this working paper sums up the different aspects discussed in that paper.
2 | 2021
Johannes JünglingAlthough a significant number of the hieratic archival documents bear additional auxiliary signs or sign groups, a systematical study of these hieratic check marks is still missing. The present paper aims to close this gap by providing an overview of the already known hieratic check marks, covering the period between the 5th and 25th dynasties. Those marks are examined with respect to their graphic, phonological, morphological, and semantic features, including a short excursus on hieratic inscriptions on the Amarna tablets. At the end, a table with facsimile samples of the check marks is given.
3 | 2022
Standardisierung und Variation. Eine Analyse zur Graphetik der Zeichenkategorie [VOGEL] in den hieratischen Papyri Berlin P. 3022–5
Tabitha KrausThis publication aims to analyse the multitude von bird graphemes existent in the hieratic script. Using four 12th dynasty papyri as source material, these graphemes are described and compared to the underlying birds as well as their corresponding hieroglyphs. Furthermore, the function of the different sign forms of the graphemes and their influence on the reading process will be discussed. Eight basic forms of bird graphemes are determined, which can be recognized as different graphemes using additive elements.