Jorke Grotenhuis received his Ph.D. in Languages, Literatures and Translation Studies (Egyptology) from the University of Liège under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jean Winand. He received his B.A. in Egyptian Language and Culture and his M.A. in Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Egyptology) from Leiden University. During his doctoral research, he worked on a new digital Hieroglyphic sign-list, which was launched in 2019. His first postdoctoral position was at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Anderson on the upcoming Hieroglyphic repertoire extension for Unicode.
Apart from his work on Hieroglyphic sign-lists and their digital implementation, Grotenhuis has a keen interest in variation in the Ancient Egyptian language and how this variation might be used to aid the understanding of Ancient Egypt. He also has a keen interest in digital humanities and how this can be used to advance the field by employing methods from other disciplines.
Grotenhuis will be working at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the supervision of Prof. Orly Goldwasser, in the framework of the iClassifier project in the ArchaeoMind Lab. The project creates network mappings of the minds of ancient cultures (Egyptian, Sumerian, ancient Chinese) according to the classifier systems of their scripts.