Niek Veldhuis

Senior Fellow
2015-2016
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Niek Veldhuis is Professor of Assyriology. His research focuses on ancient Mesopotamian lexical texts that taught scribal students how to read and write cuneiform beginning in the third millennium BCE.  He is also broadly interested in Sumerian and Akkadian literature and in the religions of the period. His wide range of publications on literary, documentary, medical, ritual, and magical texts includes the monographs Religion, Literature, and Scholarship: The Sumerian Composition “Nanše and the Birds” (Brill, 2004) and History of the Cuneiform Lexical Tradition (Ugarit-Verlag, 2014). He has long been involved in the area of digital humanities and has been instrumental in making texts written in cuneiform available electronically as director of the Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts