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Robert K. Englund, Ph.D.
Professor of Assyriology & Sumerology
Director of Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative

Office: 396 Humanities
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511
310.825.8506 - phone
310.206.6456 - fax
englund@ucla.edu

UCLA Courses
Fall 2001: Sabbatical quarter; Introductory Sumerian will commence in Winter 2002.

Winter 2002: ANE 240A (Introduction to Sumerian), SEM 141 (Advanced Akkadian)

Spring 2002: ANE 240B (Introduction to Sumerian), ANE 240C (Advanced Sumerian)

Fall 2002: HIST/ANE M 105 (History of Mesopotamia and Syria), ANE 240A (Advanced Sumerian)

Winter 2003: ANE 240B (Sumerian Language and Literature), SEM 141 (Advanced Akkadian)

Spring 2003: ANE 260 (Plants and Animals of Ancient Mesopotamia), SEM 142 (Intermediate Akkadian)

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Robert K. Englund. Organisation and Verwaltung der Ur III-Fischerei (=Berliner Beiträge zum Vorderen Orient 10; Berlin 1990)

_____________. Archaic Administrative Documents from Uruk: The Early Campaigns (=Archaische Texte aus Uruk 5; Berlin 1994)

_____________. Proto-Cuneiform Texts from Diverse Collections (=Materialien zu den frühen Schriftzeugnissen des Vorderen Orients 4; Berlin 1996)

_____________ and Gregoire, Jean-Pierre. The Proto-Cuneiform Texts from Jemdet Nasr, I: Copies, Transliterations and Sign Glossary (=MSVO 1; Berlin 1991)

_____________ and Nissen, Hans J. Die lexikalischen Listen der archaischen Texte aus Uruk (=ATU 3; Berlin 1993)

_____________ and Nissen, Hans J. Archaische Verwaltungstexte aus Uruk: Die Heidelberger Sammlung (=ATU 7; Berlin 2001)

Bauer, Josef, Robert K. Englund, and Manfred Krebernik. Mesopotamien: Späturuk-Zeit und Frühdynastische Zeit (=Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 160/1; Freiburg, Switzerland, 1998)

Damerow, Peter, and Robert K. Englund, with an introduction by C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky. The Proto-Elamite Texts from Tepe Yahya (=American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletin 39; Cambridge, Mass., 1989)

Nissen, Hans J., Damerow, Peter, and Robert K. Englund. Frühe Schrift und Techniken der Wirtschaftsverwaltung im alten Vorderen Orient (Berlin 1990, 2nd edition 1991)

__________________________________________. Archaic Bookkeeping (Chicago 1993; revised English edition of Frühe Schrift)

Articles:

Robert K. Englund. "Dilmun in the Archaic Uruk Corpus," in: D. T. Potts, ed., Dilmun: New Studies in the Archaeology and Early History of Bahrain (=BBVO 2; Berlin 1983) 35-37

_____________. "Exotic Fruits," in: D. T. Potts, ed., BBVO 2, 87-89

_____________. "Administrative Timekeeping in Ancient Mesopotamia," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 31 (1988) 121-185

_____________. "Archaic Dairy Metrology," Iraq 53 (1991) 101-104

_____________. "Fragment of an EnTEMEna Bowl," Altorientalische Forschungen 18 (1991) 188-189

_____________. "Hard Work: Where Will It Get You? Labor Management in Ur III Mesopotamia," Journal of Near Eastern Studies 50 (1991) 255-280

_____________. "Ur III Sundries," Acta Sumerologica 14 (1992) 77-102

_____________. "Late Uruk Period Cattle and Dairy Products: Evidence from Proto-Cuneiform Sources," in: Bulletin of Sumerian Agriculture 8/2 (Warminster, 1995) 33-48

_____________. "There's a Rat in my Soup!," AoF 22 (1995) 37-55

_____________. "Question Mark Retrieval," NABU 1995: 38

_____________. "Regulating Dairy Productivity in the Ur III Period," Orientalia 64 (1995) 377-429

_____________. "Late Uruk Pigs and Other Herded Animals," in: U. Finkbeiner, R. Dittmann and H. Hauptmann, eds., Festschrift Boehmer (Mainz 1995) 121-133

_____________. "Grain Accounting Practices in Archaic Mesopotamia," in: J. Høyrup and Peter Damerow, eds., Changing Views on Ancient Near Eastern Mathematics (Berlin, forthcoming)

_____________. "The Proto-Elamite Script," in: P. Daniels and W. Bright, eds., The World's Writing Systems (New York/Oxford 1996) 160-164

_____________. "Elam iv. Proto-Elamite," in: Encyclopaedia Iranica VIII/3 (Costa Mesa, CA, 1998) 325-330

_____________. "Die Erfindung der Schrift in Uruk," in: W. Seipel and A. Wieczorek, eds., Von Babylon bis Jerusalem vol. 2 (Milan 1999) 251-254

_____________. "Diffusione ed evoluzione della scrittura," in: S. Petruccioli, ed., Storia della Scienza vol. 1: La scienza antica (Rome 2001) 326-334

_____________. "Notes on SET 274", Cuneiform Digital Library Bulletin 2002:2

_____________. "The Ur III Collection of the CMAA", Cuneiform Digital Library Journal 2002:1

_____________. "The Year: "Nissen returns joyous from a distant island" ", Cuneiform Digital Library Journal 2003:1

_____________. "Worcester Slaughterhouse Account", Cuneiform Digital Library Bulletin 2003:1

Damerow, Peter, and Robert K. Englund. "Die Zahlzeichensysteme der Archaischen Texte aus Uruk," in: M. W. Green and H. J. Nissen, Zeichenliste der Archaischen Texte aus Uruk (=ATU 2; Berlin 1987) 117-166

_____________________________. "Bemerkungen zu den vorangehenden Aufsätzen von A. A. Vaiman unter Berücksichtigung der 1987 erschienenen Zeichenliste ATU 2," Baghdader Mitteilungen 20 (1989) 133-138

Damerow, Peter, Robert K. Englund, and Nissen, Hans J. "Die Entstehung der Schrift," Spektrum der Wissenschaft, February 1988, 74-85 (reprinted in: J. Dittami, ed., Signale und Kommunikation [Heidelberg/Berlin/Oxford 1993] 150-161, and B. Riese, ed., Sprache und Schrift: Ein Lesebuch [= Verständliche Forschung; Heidelberg/Berlin/Oxford, 1994] 90-101)

__________________________________________. "Die ersten Zahldarstellungen und die Entwicklung des Zahlbegriffs," Spektrum der Wissenschaft, March 1988, 46-55 (reprinted in: B. Riese, ed., Sprache und Schrift, 102-111)

__________________________________________. "Zur rechnergestützten Bearbeitung der archaischen Texte aus Mesopotamien," Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft 121 (1989) 139-152

__________________________________________. "Indrukken in Klei: Het begin van det getal," Natuur & Techniek 59 (1991) 696-707

__________________________________________. "Die Geburt der Schrift," die waage 30 (1991) 2-7

Reviews:

Robert K. Englund. Review of D. Schmandt-Besserat, Before Writing, in: Science 260 (11 June 1993) 1670-1671

_____________. Review of B. Lafont and F. Yildiz, Tablettes cunéiformes de Tello au Musée d'Istanbul I, in: Archiv für Orientforschung 40-41 (1993-1994) 98-103

_____________. Review of P. Steinkeller, Third-Millennium Legal and Administrative Texts in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad, in: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 57 (1994) 588-590

_____________. Review of D. Frayne, The Early Dynastic List of Geographical Names, in: Orientalische Literaturzeitung 90 (1995) 162-169

_____________. Review of F. Yildiz and T. Gomi, Die Umma-Texte aus den Archäologischen Museen zu Istanbul III, in: Archiv für Orientforschung 42-43 (1995-1996) 226-228

_____________. Review of D. Schmandt-Besserat, How Writing Came About, in: Written Language and Literacy 1 (1998) 257-261

_____________. Review of D. Sahrhage, Fischfang und Fischkult im alten Mesopotamien, in: Archiv für Orientforschung 46-47 (1999-2000) 259-260

_____________. Review of T. Gomi and F. Yildiz, Die Umma-Texte aus den Archäologischen Museen zu Istanbul IV, in: Archiv für Orientforschung 46-47 (1999-2000) 255-257

_____________. Review of B. Lafont and F. Yildiz, Tablettes cunéiformes de Tello au Musée d'Istanbul II, in: Archiv für Orientforschung 46-47 (1999-2000) 257-259

_____________. Review of G. Visicato, The Power and the Writing: The Early Scribes of Mesopotamia, in: Journal of the American Oriental Society 121 (2001) 174-175

_____________. Review of P. Charvat, On People, Signs and States: Spotlight on Sumerian Society, ca. 3500-2500 B.C., in: Archiv für Orientforschung 48-49 (2001-2002) 498-500

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