Heather D. Baker
Assyriology/Ancient Near Eastern Studies
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CV in brief

After graduating in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge I participated in numerous  excavations in Britain, France, Cyprus, Jordan, Turkey and especially in Iraq. I then studied for an MPhil in Cuneiform Studies (1991) and a DPhil in Assyriology (1999) at the University of Oxford. As a graduate student I held positions at the British Museum (London) and the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN) (Oxford). Between January 1999 and December 2002 I was a Research Associate of the State Archives of Assyria Project (SAA) at the University of Helsinki. I have been Editor-in-Charge of The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire for the SAA Project since July 1999. From January 2003 until December 2008 I worked as a Researcher with the START Project on ‘The Economic History of Babylonia in the 1st Millennium BC’ at the University of Vienna.
Beginning in March 2009 I led a six-year research project on ‘Royal Institutional Households in First Millennium BC Mesopotamia’ as part of the interdisciplinary National Research Network ‘“Imperium” and “Officium”—Comparative Studies in Ancient Bureaucracy and Officialdom’ funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
Publications include a monograph, The Archive of the Nappahu Family (2004); (as editor) The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (PNA), Part 2/I: H-K (2000), Part 2/II: L-N (2001), Part 3/I: P-S (sade) (2002), Part 3/II: Š-Z (2011); and with M. Jursa, Approaching the Babylonian Economy (2005) and Documentary Sources in Ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman Economic History (2014). I am currently completing a monograph on The Urban Landscape in First Millennium BC Babylonia.

last updated: 9 October 2015