Universiteit Leiden

nl en

Maarja Seire

PhD candidate

M. Seire MA
+31 71 527 1707


As a research assistant for the PERSIA AND BABYLONIA project, my primary task is to
prepare a text database which will later be connected with a database for name
attestations. The result will be an online open access prosopographical database, which
records as many people from the Neo-Babylonian and Persian periods (7th-4th century
BC) as possible. In creating the database the project uses the legacy of Govert van Driel
(1937-2002), a Leiden Assyriologist who pioneered the study of the Persian-period
cuneiform records from Babylonia.

Research interests:

Assyriology, cuneiform studies, Babylonia, Persian empire, social history, archive studies,
prosopography, social network analysis


Research M.A. Assyriology, Leiden University — Feb 2014 - Aug 2016
Pre M.A. Assyriology, Leiden University — Feb 2013 - Jan 2014
B.A. Theology / Religious Studies, Tartu University — Sep 2009 - Jun 2012 (cum laude)

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES Assyriologie

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.15


  • Geen relevante nevenwerkzaamheden