Talah Anderson


Wolfson College

Course & Supervisor:

DPhil Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Professor Paul Collins & Professor Jacob Dahl

Thesis Title:

Divine kinship at the Assyrian royal court (co-funded by the OOC AHRC DTP and the Clarendon Fund)

Educational Background:

MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Medieval History (University of St Andrews), MPhil Assyriology (University of Cambridge)

Research Interests:

Mesopotamian intellectual history, religion and art history, with an emphasis on the first millennium BC; reception studies

** For the 2023-24 academic year I am undertaking a Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, where I will be working on the Assyrian Sculpture Court Pigment Project.


Akkadian; Mesopotamian history, archaeology and cultures; museum/object-based teaching

Recent Publications:

“Enter the crown prince: revisiting the seventh century BC encounter between Assyria and Egypt," Proceedings of the 66th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, forthcoming.

Receiving Ištar through the seven veils of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé," Aula Orientalis 41/1 (2023): 5-26.

Assyrian Art and Architecture,” Oxford Bibliographies Online (2022), with Paul Collins.

Talah Anderson