Professor of Assyriology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Wayne Horowitz is an authority on cuneiform texts (in Sumerian and Akkadian) that deal, directly or indirectly, with the structure of the cosmos. He is the author of Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography; Writing Science Before the Greeks: A Naturalistic Analysis of the Babylonian Astronomical Treatise MUL.APIN; and the forthcoming Astrolabes, among others. Professor Horowitz was hosted by the Department of Near Eastern Studies in the spring 2012 semester. During his residency, he delivered a public lecture as well as a series of seminars, both for specialists in cuneiform and for the general public. Professor Horowitz’s visit to Berkeley offered students and faculty valuable opportunities to address questions concerning the early history of astronomy and geography, and its entanglements with divination and religion.