Episode 39. Saana Svärd: Digital Assyriology in Helsinki: Show notes

Saana introduces us to the Centre of Excellence in Helsinki. She explains the new tools her team is developing to help us understand the meaning of Akkadian words. How can they help cuneiform specialists? And how can they make cuneiform resources more accessible to other specialists?

3:45 The Centre of Excellence
6:38 team goals
11:44 what digital Akkadian tools can do
19:50 why two tools?
23:23 sources and consequences
26:29 what might the future hold?

ANEE: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/projects/centre-of-excellence-in-ancient-near-eastern-empires

Saana’s university page

Fear in Akkadian pdf

Music by Ruba Hillawi

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