CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

Full Name: Mattila, Raija Aulikki

 

Date and Place of Birth: April 10, 1956, Helsinki, Finland

 

Current Position: Docent of Assyriology, University of Helsinki

 

Docentships:

2002 Docent of Assyriology, University of Helsinki

 

Education and Degrees Awarded:

2000 Ph.D. (Assyriology), University of Helsinki

1992 Ph.Lic. (Assyriology), University of Helsinki

1985 M.A. (Assyriology major), University of Helsinki

 

Employment:

 

1.4.2005-31.12.2008 Director, Finnish Institute in Damascus, Syria

1.8.2004-31.3.2005 Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

1.8.2002-31.7.2004 Research doctor, Academy of Finland

1.-30.4.2002 Visiting lecturer, University of Uppsala, Sweden

 

State Archives of Assyria Centre of Excellence, University of Helsinki:

2000-31.12.2001 Assistant Director

1999 Acting Director

1997-2001 Researcher

 

Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, USA:

1.1.-31.12.2006 Research Associate

 

The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, University of Helsinki / Academy of Finland:

1994-95 Acting Director

1991-95 Junior Researcher

1986-87 Research Assistant

 

Institute for Asian and African Studies, University of Helsinki:

1980-1995 Extra-staff teacher in Assyriology and Egyptology

 

International Scholarly Responsibilities:

2003-2006 Member of the Board of the International Association for Assyriology

2000-2003 Member of the Steering Committee of the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale

1999-2001 Member of the Organizing Committee of the 47e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Helsinki 2001

1997- Linguistic Consultant (Egyptian Names), The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

 

Board Member in Learned Societies:

2009- Friends of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East: Member of the Board

2009- Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East: Vice Member

1999-2004 Finnish Oriental Society: Treasurer 1999-2004

1981-2004 Finnish Egyptological Society: Secretary 1987-1995, Vice Chair 1997-2004

 

Other Activities:

1992-2005 Alternate Member of the Steering Committee, Institute for Asian and African Studies, University of Helsinki

 

Academic Honours:

1985 M.A. Thesis Prize granted by the Chancellor of the University of Helsinki

 

Consultant in Exhibitions:

2009 Post scriptum, Finnish Post Museum

2003 The Metamorphoses of Writing, Helsinki University Library

1999 Communication 2000, Finnish Science Centre Heureka

1998 Ancient Cultures, Finnish Science Centre Heureka

1995 Nineveh 612 BC / Ninive 612 eKr. The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, Finnish Science Centre Heureka

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

1. Monographs:

 

2002 Legal Transactions of the Royal Court of Nineveh, Part II. Assurbanipal through Sin-šarru-iškun (State Archives of Assyria XIV, Helsinki), 424 pages.

2000 The King's Magnates. A Study of the Highest Officials of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (State Archives of Assyria Studies XI, Helsinki), 201 pages.

 

 

2. Articles

 

in press “Assyria IV. Texts” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. (Berlin – New York, forthcoming)

in press 14 contributions to Heather D. Baker (ed.), The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Volume 3, Part II, Š-Z (Helsinki, forthcoming).

2009 “The Chief Cook and other Late Eponyms.” In Mikko Luukko, Saana Svärd & Raija Mattila (eds.), Of God(s), Trees, Kings, and Scholars. Neo-Assyrian and Related Studies in Honour of Simo Parpola. (Studia Orientalia 106, Helsinki, Finnish Oriental Society), 159-166

2004 (With J.N. Postgate) “Il-yada' and Sargon's South-East frontier”. In G. Frame (ed.), From the Upper Sea to the Lower Sea: Studies on the History of Assyria and Babylonia in Honour of A. Kirk Grayson (Uitgaven van het Nederlands historisch-arcaeologisch instituut te Istanbul, Leiden), 235-254.

2004 “Isis in Babylonia?” In H. Juusola et al, (eds.) Verbum et Calamus. Semitic and Related Studies in Honour of the Sixtieth Birthday of Professor Tapani Harviainen (Studia Orientalia 99, Helsinki, Finnish Oriental Society) 161-163

2002 52 contributions to Heather D. Baker (ed.), The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Volume 3, Part I, P-Ṣ (Helsinki).

2001 22 contributions to Heather D. Baker (ed.), The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Volume 2, Part II, L-N (Helsinki).

2000 84 contributions to Heather D. Baker (ed.), The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Volume 2, Part I, H-K (Helsinki).

1999 23 contributions to Karen Radner (ed.), The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Volume 1, Part II, B-G (Helsinki).

1997 (With K. Radner) “A Bibliography of Neo-Assyrian Studies (1988-1997),” State Archives of Assyria Bulletin XI: 115-137.

1990 “Balancing the Accounts of the Royal New Year's Reception. Seven Administrative Documents from Nineveh,” State Archives of Assyria Bulletin IV: 7-22.

1987 “The Political Status of Elam after 653 BC according to ABL 839,” State Archives of Assyria Bulletin I: 27-30.

 

 

3. Edited academic publications:

 

2009 Mikko Luukko, Saana Svärd & Raija Mattila (eds.), Of God(s), Trees, Kings, and Scholars. Neo-Assyrian and Related Studies in Honour of Simo Parpola. (Studia Orientalia 106, Helsinki), 500 pages.

1995 Raija Mattila (ed.), Nineveh 612 BC. The Glory and Fall of the Assyrian Empire. Catalogue of the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project. (Helsinki), 216 pages.

 


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