Prof. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum

Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum is Professor of Assyriology (Languages and History of the Ancient Near East) at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests include Assyrian language, history, and culture, the edition of cuneiform texts, the economic, social and political history of Ancient Mesopotamia and adjacent regions, the perception of time and time-keeping in early societies and the “Wirkungsgeschichte”, that is tradition, impact, transformation of Ancient Near Eastern civilizations including aspects of the history of science. Her current research deals with the History of cultural techniques and encoding of knowledge. Furthermore, Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum is directing partner in the ANR-DFG cooperative research initiative HIGEOMES. Within Topoi, Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum is member of the Executive Board, spokesperson of research area (B) Constructing Historical Space, and member of several research groups.

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