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Theo Krispijn


Drs. T.J.H. Krispijn
+31 71 527 2171

Mr. Theo Krispijn is retired and doesn't have a desk at the university anymore. Please send him an email if you want to contact him. The above mentioned telephone number is the number of the secretariat.

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Fields of interest

  • Sumerian language
  • Ancient Music
  • Early script
  • Lexical tradition of Mesopotamia
  • Religion of Mesopotamia




  • Semitische Talen (Doctoraal examen): Assyriology – Hebrew Language
  • Theology (Candidaatsexamen)

University Teacher Sumerian Language


Key publications

  • Th.J.H. Krispijn, "Beiträge zur altorientalische Musikforschung 1: Šulgi und die Musik", Akkadica 70 (1990), 1-27.
  • Theo J.H. Krispijn, "Musik in Keilschrift. Beiträge zur altorientalischen Musikforschung 2", in Hickmann, E. - Killmer, A.D. - Eichmann, R. (ed.)  Orient Archäologie Band 10, Studien zur Musikarchäologie III, Rahden (2002), 465-479.
  • Th.J.H. Krispijn, "The Early Mesopotamian Lexical Lists and the Dawn of Linguistics", JEOL 32 (published 1993), 12-22.
  • Th.J.H. Krispijn, “The change of official Sumerian in the City-State of Lagash,” in Maekawa, K. (ed)  ASJ 22 (Special Volume in Honor of Professor Mamuro Yoshikawa), Hiroshima (2005), 153-175.



  • Sumerian Language: Introduction to the Sumerian Language , Inscriptions of Gudea; Sumerian Literary Texts, Sumerian Lexical Texts, Old-Sumerian
  • Akkadian Language: Old-Babylonian, Standard Babylonian.
  • Religion of Mesopotamia
  • Introduction to the Cuneiform Script


PhD supervision

  • Second Superviser: Lubing
  • Second Superviser: Sara Kuli


Administration and service to the profession

BA Tutor for OCMW students.

Promotional Activities:


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


  • Geen relevante nevenwerkzaamheden

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