My research work concentrates on ancient Mesopotamian school texts (lexical texts) that taught scribal students how to read and write cuneiform (3,200 BCE - 0). These texts are published electronically in the Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts (http://oracc.org/dcclt). I am on the steering committee of the Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (http://oracc.org); I am co-director of the Berkeley Prosopography Services (http://berkeleyprosopography.org/) and I serve on the Berkeley Digital Humanities Council (http://digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/). In addition, I am interested in Sumerian and Akkadian literature and in the religions of the period.
Research Expertise and Interest
digital humanities, intellectual history, Sumerian, cuneiform