CURRICULUM VITAE
of Robert M. Whiting

Name: Robert McCray Whiting, Jr.

Date of Birth: September 21, 1939

Place of Birth: San Diego, California

Citizenship: United States (Permanent Resident of Finland)

Civil Status: Married (wife, Margaret Stout Whiting; daughter, Marlena [b. November 7, 1982])

Education: The University of Chicago 1966-75: Ph.D. (Assyriology)

United States Naval Academy 1957-61: B.S. (Engineering Physics)

Employment: The University of Helsinki 2006-07: Acting Professor of Assyriology

The University of Helsinki 2002- : Managing Editor, The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project/State Archives of Assyria Project

The University of Helsinki 1988-2001: Research Associate (Professor) Institute for Asian and African Studies; Managing Editor, The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project/State Archives of Assyria Project

The University of Helsinki 1994-95: Acting Professor of Assyriology

The University of Chicago 1982- : Research Associate

The University of Michigan 1986-87: Visiting Associate Professor of Assyriology

The University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria 1980-82: Professor of Assyriology and Ugaritology

The University of Chicago 1978-79: Research Associate (Instructor)
1974-78: Research Associate
1968-74: Research Assistant

Major Grants and Awards:

Senior Fulbright Research Scholar (Aleppo, Syria) 1980-81, 1981-82

Principal Investigator, NEH Research Grant RO-29440-78-563, 1978-79, U. of Chicago

Principal Investigator, NEH Research Grant RO-25228-76-831, 1976-78, U. of Chicago

Major Positions of Trust:

Board Member, Bi-national Finland-U.S. Educational Exchange Commission (FUSEEC; ASLA-Fulbright Board), 1997-2005

Docent of Assyriology, University of Helsinki, 2002-2005

Selected Publications:

Individual:

“The Dual Personal Pronouns in Akkadian,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 31 (1972), 331-37.

“Tiš-atal of Nineveh and Babati, Uncle of Šu-Sin,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 28 (1976), 173-82.

“More about Dual Personal Pronouns in Akkadian,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 36 (1977), 209-11.

“The Reading of the Name DINGIR-šu-ì-lí-a,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 97 (1977), 171-77.

“Sealing Practices on House and Land Sale Documents at Eshnunna in the Isin-Larsa Period,” in M. Gibson and R. D. Biggs, eds., Seals and Sealing in the Ancient Near East, “Bibliotheca Mesopotamica,” vol. 6 (Malibu, CA: Undena Publications, 1977), pp. 67-74.

“Some Observations on the Drehem Calendar,” Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 69 (1979), 6-33.

“The R Stem(s) in Akkadian,” Orientalia n.s. 50 (1981), 1-39.

“A Copper Coin of al-Muaffar II Mamūd of amāh (A.H. 626-42),” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 43 (1984), 247-51.

“More Evidence for Sexagesimal Calculations in the Third Millennium B.C.,” Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 74 (1984), 59-66.

“Six Snake Omens in New Babylonian Script,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 36 (1984), 206-10.

“The Reading of the Divine Name dNin-MAR.KI,” Zeitschrift für Assryiologie 75 (1985), 1-3.

“An Old Babylonian Incantation from Tell Asmar,” Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 75 (1985), 179-87.

Old Babylonian Letters from Tell Asmar, “Assyriological Studies,” no. 22 (Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1987).

“Four Seal Impressions from Tell Asmar,” Archiv für Orientforschung 34 (1987), 30-35.

“A Drt form of pahāru,” Revue d’Assyriologie 81 (1987), 185.

“A Late Middle Assyrian Tablet from North Syria,” State Archives of Assyria Bulletin 2 (1988), 99-101.

“The Tell Leilan Tablets: A Preliminary Report,” in H. Weiss, et al., “1985 Excavations at Tell Leilan, Syria,” American Journal of Archaeology 94 (1990), 568-81.

“Tell Leilan / Šubat-Enlil: Chronological Problems and Perspectives” in S. Eichler, M. Wäfler, D. Warburton, eds., Tall al Ḥamīdīya 2, “Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, Series Archaeologica,” no. 6 (Freiburg, Schweiz: Universitätsverlag, 1990), pp. 167-218.

“Coins,” in Guillermo Algaze, ed., Town and Country in Southeastern Anatolia, Vol. II: The Stratigraphic Sequence at Kurban Höyük, “Oriental Institute Publications,” no. 110 (Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1990), p. 419 and Pl. 169.

“The Post-canonical and Extra-canonical Eponyms,” in Alan Millard, Eponyms of the Assyrian Empire 910-612 BC, “State Archives of Assyria Studies,” vol. II (Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 1994).

“Amorite Tribes and Nations of Second-Millennium Western Asia,” in J. M. Sasson, ed., Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, vol. 2 (New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1995), 1231-42.

“Šamaš, Šapaš, and Murphy’s Law,” in Hannu Juusola, Juha Laulainen and Heikki Palva, eds.,Verbum et Calamus: Semitic and Related Studies in Honour of the Sixtieth Birthday of Professor Tapani Harvainen, “Studia Orientalia,” vol. 99 (Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society, 2004), pp. 425-33.

Joint:

I. J. Gelb with the assistance of R. M. Whiting, “Methods of Decipherment,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1975, pp. 95-104; also appearing as Section 11 (pp. 303-17) of I. J. Gelb, “Records, Writing, and Decipherment,” Visible Language 8 (1974), 294-318; also in H. Paper, ed., Language and Texts: The Nature of Linguistic Evidence (Center for Coördination of Ancient and Modern Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1975), pp. 95-104.

I. J. Gelb with the assistance of R. M. Whiting, et al., Computer-Aided Analysis of Amorite, “Assyriological Studies,” no. 21 (Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1980).

Peter J. Huber with the collaboration of R. M. Whiting, et al., Astronomical Dating of Babylon I and Ur III, “Occasional Papers on the Near East,” no. 1/4 (Malibu, CA: Undena Publications, 1982).

M. Stol and R. M. Whiting, “A Rental of Tools used in Processing Sesame,” Bulletin on Sumerian Agriculture 2 (1985), 179-80.

D. Pardee and R. M. Whiting, “Aspects of Epistolary Verbal Usage in Ugaritic and Akkadian,” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 50 (1987), 1-31.

I. J. Gelb†, P. Steinkeller, and R. M. Whiting, Earliest Land Tenure Systems in the Near East: Ancient Kudurrus, “Oriental Institute Publications,” no. 104 (Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1991); Part I, Text; Part II, Plates.

L. Kataja and R. Whiting, Grants, Decrees and Gifts of the Neo-Assyrian Period, “State Archives of Assyria,” vol. XII (Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 1995).

Volumes Edited:

Individual:

Mythology and Mythologies: Methodological Approaches to Intercultural influences, “Melammu Symposia,” vol II (Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2001).

Joint:

S. Parpola and R. M. Whiting, eds., ASSYRIA 1995, (Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 1997).

Sanna Aro and R. M. Whiting, eds., The Heirs of Assyria, “Melammu Symposia,” vol. I (Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2000).

Simo Parpola and R. M. Whiting, eds., Sex and Gender in the Ancient Near East, “Rencontre assyriologique internationale, compte rendu,” vol. 47 (Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2002).

Website designed, implemented, and maintained:

“State Archives of Assyria” (1994- ), http://www.helsinki.fi/science/saa/

Archaeological Field Experience:

Tell Leilan, Syria 1987, 1985, 1982: Epigrapher (Prof. Harvey Weiss, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Yale University).

Tell Brak, Syria 1981: Epigrapher, Site Supervisor (Prof. David Oates, Institute of Archeology, University of London).

 


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