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Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Wilhelm

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gernot Wilhelm

Lehrstuhl for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (retired)
Tel.: +49 (0)931 92989; Fax: +49 (0)931 9912445
grnt.wilhelm@t-online.de

Expertise and Research Interests

History and culture of the ancient Near East in the 2nd millennium BC; Hurrian and Urartian languages; Peripheral Akkadian (especially texts from Nuzi); Hittite history and (Hurrian-)Hittite religion.

Curriculum Vitae

*28.1.1945

Education

6.2.1975

Habilitation for Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Saarbrücken

1969

Ph.D. at the Free University of Berlin

1964-1969

Student of Assyriology, Hittitology and Near Eastern Archaeology in Berlin and Münster; main academic teachers: E. von Schuler, W. von Soden, F. Köcher, A. Moortgat, B. Hrouda

Teaching experience

1996 (March-April)

Lectures at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

1988-2010

Full Professor for Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Würzburg

1987

Call for the position of an associate professor for Hittitology at the University of Munich (not accepted)

1981-1988

Associate Professor  at the University of Hamburg

1974-1982

Lecturer for Hurrian, Urartian, Elamite and Hattian at the University of Heidelberg

1970-1981

Assistant and Assistant Professor at the Institute for Oriental Studies at the University of the Sarre, Saarbrücken

1970

Assistant at the Institute for History of Medicine, Free University of Berlin, participation in the project "Babylonian-Assyrian Medicine" (director: F. Köcher).

Honors

 

2008

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Chicago

2008

Honorary member of the American Oriental Society

2008

Honorary member of the German Oriental Society (Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft)

2006-

Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences and Literature (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur), Mainz

2000

Member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz.

since 2000

Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut).

1994-2000

President of the German Oriental Society (Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft e.V. Berlin, D.O.G.).

1964-1969

Fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

University administration

2003-2007

Member of the central budget committee of Würzburg University.

2003-2004

Chairman of the Center for Ancient Cultures of Würzburg University.

2001-1002, 2002-2004

Prodekan of the Philosophical Faculty I of Würzburg University.

2000-2002

Dekan of the Philosophical Faculty I of Würzburg University, Member of the University Senate.

1998-2000

Prodekan of the Philosophical Faculty I of Würzburg University.

1990-1992

Member of the  Würzburg University Senate.

Other academic administration

2007-2008

Member of a committee for the evaluation of univer­sities of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

2004-2008

Elected Member of the experts committee "Ancient  Civilizations" of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)

2001-

Chairman of the Committee for the Ancient Near East in the Academy of  Sciences and Literature, Mainz

1998-2000

Member of a committee of the (National) “Scientific Council” (Wissenschafts­rat) for the evaluation of univer­sities of the State of Berlin.

1988-2000

Elected Assessor for Assyriology and Near Eastern Archaeology for Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

1992-1998

Chairman of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) assessors' committee for Oriental Civilizations.

Archaeological fieldwork

2001-

Field epigraphist of the excavations at Boğazköy, Turkey (directors: Jürgen Seeher, Andreas Schachner)

1995-2005

Field epigraphist of the excavations at Kuşaklı, Turkey (director: Andreas Müller-Karpe)

1984-1986

Co-Director of a joint German-Italian Excavation in the Eski Mosul Dam area, Iraq, together with M. Fales (Venice), S. Tusa (Palermo) und C. Zaccagnini (Bologna).

1972

Participation in the excavations at Kamid el-Loz, Lebanon (director: Rolf Hachmann).

Editor and advisor

2011-

Member of the Consiglio direttivo of the journal La parola del passato

2003-2009

Co-Editor of  "Texte aus der Umwelt des Alten Testaments, Neue Folge"

2001-

Editor of  "Studien zu den Boğazköy-Texten" on behalf of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz 

2001-

Editor of  "Keilschrifttexte aus Boghazköi" on behalf of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz 

2000-

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Akkadica. Périodique bimestriel de la Fondation Georges Dossin, Brussels.

1997-2004

Editor of "Texte der Hethiter".

1997-

Member of the Advisory board of the International Institute for Mesopotamian Area Studies, Malibu, Cal.

1996-

Member of the Comité scientifique of the series "Amurru", Paris.

1995-2009

Co-Editor of "Studies on the Culture and Civilization of Nuzi and the Hurrians"

1994-2005

Member of the Editorial Board of "Zeitschrift für Assyriologie"

1988-

Member of the Editorial Board of "Reallexikon für Assyriologie und verwandte Gebiete"

1984-

Co-Editor of the "Corpus der hurritischen Sprachdenkmäler" (Altorientalisches Seminar, FU Berlin, and Istituto per gli studi micenei ed egeo-anatolici, Rome)

Ongoing projects

2001-

Director of the long-term project "Hittite studies" (Edition of cuneiform tablets from the Hittite capital Hattusa), and “Hethitologie Portal Mainz” (http:// www.hethiter.net).