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Ako Tsujita

PhD candidate

A. Tsujita
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Akiko Tsujita is PhD candidate at LIAS

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Fields of interest

Sumerian literary texts, religious history


PhD research

Mesopotamian Attitudes toward Water and Marshy Landscapes: Vocabularies, Rituals, and Gods
Supervisors: Wilfred van Soldt, Dina Katz 

My PhD research aims to elucidate ancient Mesopotamians’ attitude toward water and marshy landscapes. I believe that this research will contribute to reveal the ancient Mesopotamians’ way of thinking about the world.



MA in West-Asian History, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 
BA in West-Asian History, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 

Grants & Awards 
Ambassadorial Scholarship from the Rotary Foundation (2011-2012)



Tsujita, Akiko (2009) “Abzu Seen in Sumerian Sources”,  Bulletin of the Society for Western and Southern Asiatic Studies 70, 1-20. (in Japanese)  

Tsujita, Akiko (2011) “Dumuziabzu: A goddess and a god”,  Bulletion of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan (Nippon Oriento Gakkai) 54-1. (forthcoming) (in Japanese)

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES Assyriologie
  • No relevant ancillary activities
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