Natalie Naomi May is an Assyriologist and art historian of the Ancient Near East. As a post-doctoral scholar at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, she organized aninternational conference “Iconoclasm and Text Destruction in the Ancient Near East and Beyond”; The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/symposia/2011.html; April 8-9, 2011). The proceedings of this conference are presently in print, and will be published as the Oriental Institute Seminar Series 8. She is presently preparing the second volume on Iconoclasm in the ancient Near East, and working on a book Sacral Functions of the Neo-Assyrian King. She is also working on publication of a collection of articles on Urban Topography as a Reflection of Society, proceedings of a workshop she organized as a post-doctoral fellow of the TOPOI cluster of Excellence, Berlin (together with Dr. Ulrike Steinert).