Guests

Dr Selim Adalı. Department of History, Social Sciences University of Ankara. ResearchGate.

16. The Istanbul Sippar Project

Dr Nadia Ait Said-Ghanem. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies, SOAS, UK. Academia

43. Iraqi antiquities dealers of 19th century

Dr Ali Al-Juboori. Emeritus Professor, University of Mosul, Iraq.

51. Reflections

Prof. Farouk Al-Rawi. Independent scholar.

41. Reflections

portrait of Andras Bacskay

Dr András Bácskay. Department of Ancient History, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary. Academia. ResearchGate.

32. Fever!

Dr Heather Baker. Assistant Professor in Ancient Near Eastern History, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto. Academia

23. Babylonian houses and housing

portrait of Gojko Barjamovic

Dr Gojko Barjamovic. Senior Lecturer on Assyriology, Harvard University. USA. Academia.

12. International trade

Dr Gareth Brereton. Independent scholar, UK. Academia

49. George Smith: the man behind the headlines

portrait of Tim Clayden

Dr Tim Clayden. Independent scholar, Oxford, UK. Academia

37. The Kassites

Dr Sophie Cluzan. Conservateur général du patrimoine, département des Antiquités orientales, Musée du Louvre, France

44. Votive statues from Mari

Dr Annarita Bonfanti, Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, New York USA. Academia. ResearchGate

62. Prize-winning assyriology

Dr Paul Collins, Jalah Hearn curator for Ancient Near East at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Twitter. Academia.

6. Displaying the ancient Middle East in the 21st century

Dr Parsa Daneshmand, Research Fellow: Nahrein Network, UCL, London. Academia

53. Consensus decision-making in divination

portrait of Rients de Boer

Dr Rients de Boer. Education Officer, Centre of Global Heritage and Development, Leiden University, Netherlands. Academia.

5. Gardening on the frontline

portrait of Stefano de Martino

Dr Stefano de Martino. Professor of Hittitology, University of Turin, Italy.

29. Virtual assyriology: RAI 67,Turin

portrait of Elena Devecchi

Dr Elena Devecchi. Professor of the history of the Ancient Near East, University of Turin, Italy. Academia

29. Virtual assyriology: RAI 67,Turin

portrait of Richard Dumbrill

Richard Dumbrill. Director of ICONEA, University of London, UK. Academia. YouTube.

3. Music in Mesopotamia

portrait of Muge Durusu-Tanriover

Dr Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver. Assistant professor at Bilkent University, Turkey. Academia

26. Hittite art

Dr Tiffany Earley-Spadoni. Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Central Florida. USA.

34. Urartu and digital public engagement

Dr Stefania Ermidoro. Department of Humanities, University of Venice, Italy. Academia

31. Revisiting a Victorian explorer: Layard in the archives

Dr. Eckart Frahm. Professor of Assyriology, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University, USA. Academia

54. A new history of Assyria, the world’s first empire

Dr Amy Gansell, Associate Professor of Art History, St. John’s University, New York USA. Academia

67. Dressing Assyria’s queens

Dr Agnès Garcia-Ventura, Ramón y Cajal fellow, Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona, Spain. Academia

55. The historiography of assyriology

Dr Ilgi Gerçek. Bilkent University, Archaeology Department. Academia.

16. The Istanbul Sippar Project

portrait of Carlos Goncalves

Dr Carlos Gonçalves. Associate professor, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Academia

11. The human face of Mesopotamian maths

portrait of Elynn Gorris

Dr Elynn Gorris. Oriental Institute of UC Louvain, Belgium. Academia

30. Locating the Neo-Elamite kingdom

Dr Carmen Gütschow. Diploma restorer of archaeological objects.

18. Archaeological conservation

Dr George Heath-Whyte, Research Associate in Old Testament and Ancient Near East, Tyndale House, Cambridge UK. Academia

62. Prize-winning assyriology

Dr Sophus Helle. Postdoctoral researcher, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Website

28. 150 years of Gilgamesh

49. George Smith: the man behind the headlines

portrait of Fabienne Huber Vuillet

Dr Fabienne Huber Vuillet. Senior Lecturer, Le Département des sciences de l’Antiquité de l’Université de Genève, Switzerland

21. Meanings from the mundane

Dr Laith Hussein. Assistant Professor, College of Arts, University of Baghdad, Iraq. Academia.

1. Tell Harmal, heart of Eshnunna

Dr Basima Jalil Abed

50. Dr Basima Jalil Abed

portrait of Jacob Jawdat

Jacob Jawdat. Department of Investigation & Excavation, State Board of Antiquities & Heritage, Iraq. Twitter. Academia.

5. Gardening on the frontline

Prof. Dr Enrique Jiménez, Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. Academia

63: the electronic Babylonian Library

Dr Jaafar Jotheri. Assistant Professor in Geoarchaeology, Vice Dean — Faculty of Archaeology, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Diwaniyah, Iraq. Twitter.

22. Wonderful waterways: the geo-archaeology of southern Iraq

Tomoki Kitazumi, Faculty Member, Institut für Altorientalistik, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin Germany. Academia

62. Prize-winning assyriology

Dr Victor Klinkenberg. University of Cyprus, Nicosia. Academia. ResearchGate.

45. An archaeological approach to tablets

portrait of Gina Konstantopoulos

Dr Gina Konstantopoulos. Asssitant Professor in the History of Ancient Western Asia, Research Centre for West Asian Civilisation, University of Tsukuba, Japan. Twitter. Academia. Humanities Commons.

4. A demon-haunted world

58. Looking back at RAI Leiden: on conferences, and catching up with guests

Nolke Tasma, Prof. Caroline Waerzeggers, Mark Eertink, Piotr Zadworny, Mara Schön. Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, Leiden, Netherlands.

57. RAI 68: Looking forward to Leiden

portrait of Nicolo Marchetti

Dr Nicolò Marchetti. Professor, Department of History and Cultures, University of Bologna, Italy. Researchgate. Academia. University page.

13. Nineveh 2020. How and why archaeology?

25. ICAANE: archaeology coming together

Dr Jana Matuszak. Lecturer in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, School of History, Religions and Philosophies, SOAS University of London, UK. Twitter. Academia.

2. Misogyny and the ideal Sumerian woman

58. Looking back at RAI Leiden: on conferences, and catching up with guests

Dr Davide Nadali. Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. Academia. Twitter

40. Excavating Tell Surghul

Dr Seraina Nett. External Lecturer, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Academia

66. Geomapping Cuneiform

Dr Omar N’Shea. Director of the International School for Foundation Studies, University of Malta, Malta

65. Masculinities in Mesopotamia

Daniel Nicky (“Mr Nicky”). Educator and musician. YouTube.

15. Teaching Mesopotamia through music

Birgül Öğüt. Faculty Member, Orient Department, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin, Germany. Academia

52. Phytoliths in west Asian archaeology

portrait of Adelheid Otto

Dr Adelheid Otto, Professor, Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Munich, Germany.

25. ICAANE: archaeology coming together

Dr Xiaoli Ouyang, Associate Professor, History Department, Fudan University. Academia

20. Silver in Sumer: money in Mesopotamia?

Dr Clélia Paladre, Département des Antiquités Orientales Department, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Academia. ResearchGate

62. Prize-winning assyriology

Dr Strahil Panayotov, Fellow, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Academia.

17. Assyrian eye medicine

49. George Smith: the man behind the headlines

Dr Susanne Paulus, Associate Professor of Assyriology, Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures, University of Chicago, Il., USA. Academia. ResearchGate

60. Back to School in Babylonia

Prof. Amanda Podany, Professor Emeritus, History, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA

48. A new history of the ancient Near East

Dr Louise Pryke, Honorary Associate, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Sydney, Australia. Academia

59. Ishtar then and now

portrait of Louise Quillien

Dr Louise Quillien, researcher, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France. Academia. ResearchGate.

47. Textiles in Babylonian

portrait of Saber Parian

Saber Amiri Parian. Independent scholar, Iran. Academia. Facebook. Twitter.

8. Re-reading the Elamite version of Behistun

portrait of Reinhard Pirngruber

Dr Reinhard Pirngruber. Austrian Academy of Sciences. Fachhochschule Technikum, Vienna, Austria. Academia

27. Babylonian astronomical diaries

Dr Rune Rattenborg. Independent scholar

66. Geomapping Cuneiform

portrait of Laerke Recht

Prof. Laerke Recht. Professor in Early Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Institute of Classics University of Graz, Austria

46. The agency of animals

Dr. J. Nicholas Reid, Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida, USA. Academia

56. The Big House

Dr Licia Romano. Research Fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza: Roma. Academia. ResearchGate.

10. Death and burial in Sumer.

Dr Elisa Rossberger. Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, University of Munich, Germany. Academia. Twitter.

9. Reflections in clay: the tactile art of terracottas

Gustav Ryberg Smidt. PhD student, University of Ghent, Belgium

66. Geomapping Cuneiform

portrait of Walther Sallaberger

Dr Walther Sallaberger. Professor of Assyriology, University of Munich, Germany. ResearchGate

29. Virtual assyriology: RAI 67,Turin

portrait of Malgorzata Sandowicz

Dr Małgorzata Sandowicz. Department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. Academia. ResearchGate

35. Law And Order in Babylonia

Dr Dahlia Shehata. Assistant Professor in Ancient Near Eastern Philology, University of Wuerzburg, Germany. Academia.

7. Anzu: the many faces of a monster

Dr Tonia Sharlach. Professor, Department of History. Oklahoma State University, USA. Academia

38. The power behind the throne

Dr Philippa Steele. Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, UK. Academia. VIEWS project website

49. George Smith: the man behind the headlines

Dr Saana Svärd. Associate Professor in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Docent in Assyriology, University of Helsinki, Finland

39. Digital Assyriology in Helsinki

Dr Shiyanthi Thavapalan. Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Tübingen, Germany. Academia.

19. Colour in Mesopotamia

portrait of Ariane Thomas, dir. Antiquités orientales, musée du Louvre © 2017 Musée du Louvre Antoine Mongodin

Dr Ariane Thomas. Head of department, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Antiquities, Louvre. France.

24. A Curator’s Life At The Louvre

portrait of Ingolf Thuesen

Dr Ingolf Thuesen, Professor of archaeology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

25. ICAANE: archaeology coming together

Dr Aaron Tugendhaft. Bard College Berlin, Germany.

14. Images, idols and iconoclasm

Dr Mark Weeden. Associate Professor Ancient Middle Eastern Languages, UCL, London, UK. Humanities Commons

49. George Smith: the man behind the headlines

Dr Cornelia Wunsch. Independent scholar. Academia. ResearchGate

49. George Smith: the man behind the headlines

Professor Shigeo Yamada, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. Academia. ResearchGate

61. Yasin Tepe: at the margins of empire

Amir al-Zubaidi. SBAH, Nasiriyah Museum. Iraq

36. Nasiriyah Museum, And Engaging Iraqi Audiences