Department of Anthropology staff

Staff
Ildikó Pap
Head of Department
Department of Anthropology
Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Collection

Physical address:

H–1083 Budapest, VIII. Ludovika tér 2., Hungary

Postal address:

Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology
H–1431 Budapest, Pf. 137, Hungary

Telephone:+36 1 210–1075 / 5008
Fax:+36 1 210–1075 / 5010
E-mail:papi_at_ant.nhmus.hu
Personal homepage:http://www.nhmus.hu/%7Epapi

Date and place of university degree attained:

  • 1975 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, teacher in biology and chemistry


Postgraduate/doctoral degrees:

  • 1980 University doctoral degree in biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1997 PhD Degree in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary


Scientific career:

  • 1975–1987 Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology
    Position: curator, anthropologist
  • 1987–1991 Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology
    Position: vice director of the department, anthropologist
  • 1991–1993 Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology
    Position: deputy director of the department, anthropologist
  • 1993– Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology
    Position: head of the department, anthropologist


Language knowledge:

  • English Intermediate Level Write and read (C) (1987)
  • Russian Intermediate Level Write and read (C) (1988)


Scholarships:

 

Founds:

 

  • Interdisciplinary mummy project II. – Study on some disease susceptibility genes in an 18–19th centuries population lived before the drogtherapy era. – 61155. sz. OTKA (Hungarian National Science Fund) (2006–2010) *project leader
  • Morphometric esearch for developing the 3D facial reconstruction method ftom the purpose of historic- and forensic anthropology, and medicine. 61155. OTKA (Hungarian National Science Fund) (2008–2012) *member
  • Examination of the relative wall thickness of human femora special attention to the alteration from the biomechanical optima. T 034982. OTKA (Hungarian National Science Fund ) (2001–2004) *member
  • Paleopathological CT examination of 18th–19th century mummies T 2583. OTKA (Hungarian National Science Fund ) (1998–2000) *member
  • Interdisciplinary investigation of the naturally mummified individuals from the Dominical Church of Vác, Hungary T 020323. OTKA (Hungarian National Science Fund ) (1996–1999) *project leader
  • Changes of way of life of the Migration Period populations I/3. 3162. OTKA (Hungarian National Science Fund) (1991–1994) *project leader
  • Database of the historical anthropology I/3 3161. OTKA (Hungarian National Science Fund) (1991–1994) *member


Expeditions:

Anthropological explorations

  • 2008 Budapest (Hungary): Exhumation in the Mátyás (Nagyboldogasszony) church crypt. – Hungarian NaturalHistory Museum, Department of Anthropology
  • 2007 Jászberény (Hungary): Exhumation in the Roman Catholic Church of Jászberény (18–19th century). – Edit Bathó ethnologist (leader), Zsolt Bernert, Tamás Hajdu anthropologists
  • 2005–2006 Vác-Deákvár (Hungary): Exhumation of the Vác-Középváros (Deákvár) Roman Catholic Church (19–20th century). – Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology, and voluntairs
  • 1997 Ungvár (Ukraine): Exhumation of the late Tódor Romzsa Greco-Catholic bishop exhumálása. – Ildikó Szikossy, Zsolt Bernert anthropologists, László Puskás priest
  • 1996 Máriabesnyő (Gödöllő, Hungary): Exhumation of the Grassalkovich family-members. – Zsolt Bernert, Ildikó Szikossy anthropologists, Éva Susa forensic anthropologist, orvosszakértő, László Józsa pathologist, László Kovács archaeologist, Gyula Csicsmann head of the Budapest Fire Museum.


Membership in societies:

  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, VIII. Scientific Section of Biology, Anthropological Committee, secretary (1990–2002), member (2002–2008), secretary (2008–2011)
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, VIII. Scientific Section of Biology, Anthropological Intersectional Scientific Committee, secretery (2011–)

  • Hungarian Biological Society, Section of Anthropology, member (1976–)
  • Hungarian Biological Society, Section of Anthropology, member of the board (1989–1995)
  • Hungarian Biological Society, Section of Anthropology, subscriber (1990–1992)
  • Hungarian Biological Society, Board, vice chief-secretary (1998–2006)

  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Public Body member (1996– )
  • European Anthropological Association, (EAA) member (1995– )


Editorial activity:

  • Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici, Editorial Board member (1991– )
  • Anthropológiai Közlemények, Editorial Board member (1993– )
  • Anthropologia Hungarica, vice editor (1987–1991), editor (1991–1995)
  • Anthropological Data of Hungarian Historical Populations, Editorial Board member (2005– )
  • Variability and Evolution, Board of International Collaborators, member (2000– )
  • Szerkesztőbizottsági tag:
    • Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici (1991– )
    • Anthropológiai Közlemények (1993– )
    • Anthropologia Hungarica szerkesztőhelyettes (1987–1991), szerkesztő (1991–1995) (megszűnt)
    • Variability and Evolution, Nemzetközi Együttműködők Elnöksége, tag (2000– )
    • Anthropological Data of Hungarian Historical Populations, Szerkesztőbizottság, tag (2005– )


Teaching:

  • 1991–1994 Eötvös Loránd University, Natural History Faculty, Department of Anthropology, postgraduate course in anthroplogy/humanbiology, paleopathology
  • 1995–1998 Károli Gáspár Protestant University, historical anthropology
  • 1995–1998 Eötvös Loránd University, Natural History Faculty, Department of Anthropology, Postgraduate course in anthroplogy/humanbiology, paleopathology
  • 2003– Eötvös Loránd University, Natural History Faculty Doctoral School, teacher
  • 2009– Szeged University, Natural History Faculty, Biological Doctoral School, teacher


Research interest:

  • Anthropological studies to reconstruct human population history, Middle and Upper Paleolithic and the Carpathian Basin from Neolithic to the Middle Ages.
  • Stress indicators in the historical populations of Hungary (Team-work).
  • Paleopathological research
  • Interdisciplinary examination of 18th-19th century mummies, Dominican Church of Vác, Hungary – Team work: International project

Research articles: 107, book-chapters: 12, conference proceedings: 13, abstracts: 95



Most important publications:

  1. Pálfi, Gy., Marcsik, A. & Pap, I. (2012): Hungary. – In: Buikstra, J.& Charlotte Roberts, Ch. (eds), The Global History of Paleopathology. Pioneers and Prospects. Oxford University Press. Chapter 45.
  2. Benazzi, S., Douka, K., Fornai, C.,Catherine C. Bauer, Kullmer, O., Svoboda, J., Pap, I. Mallegni, F., Bayle, P., Coquerelle, M., Condemi, S., Ronchitelli, A., Harvati, K. & Weber, G.W. (2011): Early dispersal of modern humans in Europe and implications for Neanderthal behaviour. – Nature, 479: 525–528. [abstract]
  3. Donoghue, H.D., Pap, I., Szikossy, I. & Spigelman, M. (2011): Detection and characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in 18th century Hungarians with pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis. – Yearbook of Mummy Studies, 1: 51–56.
  4. Pap, I. & Pálfi, Gy. (2011): Hungary/Magyar Köztársaság. – In: M.Grant, N. & Fibiger, L.), The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislation. An international guide to laws and practice in the excavation and treatment of archaeological human remains. Routledge; London, New York, pp. 185–201.
  5. Szikossy, I., Kustár, Á., Guba, Zs., Kristóf, L.A. & Pap, I. (2010): Naturally mummified corpses from the Dominican Church in Vác, Hungary. – In: Wieczorek, A. E & Rosendhal, W. (eds) MUMMIES of the World. American Exhibition, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum, Mannheim/ Prestel/ Munich/ Berlin/ London/ New York. pp. 160–171.
  6. Pap, I., Fóthi, E., Józsa, L., Bernert, Zs, Hajdu, T., Molnár, E., Bereczki, Zs., Lovász, G. & Pálfi, Gy. (2009): Történeti embertani protokoll – A régészeti feltárások embertani anyagainak kezelésére, alapszintű feldolgozására és elsődleges tudományos vizsgálatára (Historical Anthropological Protocol for recovering, curation, caring and preliminary anthropological investigations of the anthropological material deriving from archaeological excavation). – Anthrop. Közl., 50: 105–123.
  7. Tillier, A-m., Mester, Zs., Bocherens, H., Henry-Gambier, D. & Pap, I. (2009): Direct dating of the “Gravettian” Balla child's skeleton from Bükk Mountains (Hungary): unexpected results. – Journal of Human Evolution, 56(2):209–12. Epub 2008 Nov 25.
  8. Ubelaker, D. H. & Pap, I. (2009): Skeletal evidence for morbidity and mortality in Copper Age samples from Northeastern Hungary. – International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 19 (1): 23–35.
  9. Spigelman, M., Pap, I. & Donoghue, H.D. (2006): A death from Langerhans cell histiocytosis and tuberculosis in 18th Century Hungary – what palaeopathology can tell us today. – Leukemia (Letter to Editor), 20: 740–742.
  10. Fletcher, H. A., Donoghue, H. D., Holton, J., Pap, I. & Spigelman, M. (2003): Widespread occurrence of Mycobacterioum tuberculosis DNA 18–19th Century Hungarians. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop., 120: 144–152.

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