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Willemijn Waal

University Lecturer/Policy Officer research funding and internationalisation

Name
Dr. W.J.I. Waal
Telephone
+31 71 527 2091
E-mail
w.j.i.waal@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Willemijn Waal is University Lecturer/Policy Officer research funding and internationalisation at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.

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Fields of interest

  • Hittitology
  • Late Bronze Age Anatolia
  • Ancient writing systems and early alphabetic writing
  • Ancient record management, diplomatics and archival studies
  • Orality and Literacy in the ancient World
  • Links between ancient Near Eastern and classical epic and literature
  • International relations in the ancient Near East and Aegean

Teaching activities and supervision

  • Advanced Hittite
  • Cultural History of Anatolia
  • Epic Tales from the Ancient World
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Cuneiform Epigraphy
  • The Mycenaean World
  • The present and future of our past: critical approaches to heritage studies

Curriculum Vitae

Education:
2010 Ph.D., Leiden University
2003 MA Classical Philology (Latin and Greek), University of Amsterdam (UvA)
2003 MA Anatolian Languages, University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Employment:
2012 – present
Lecturer (UD) at Leiden University
2019- present
Policy officer internationalization & research funding
2017-2018
Director of Studies LIAS
2015 – 2016
Post-doctoral research fellow at INSTAP (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)
2013 – 2014
Parttime lecturer (UD) at the VU University Amsterdam
2013 – 2015
Post-doctoral researcher in the project Rekonstruktion der Archive des Großen Tempels von Hattusa/Boğazköy at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
2010 – 2012
Post-doctoral researcher in the NWO-funded project Impact of Migration, Leiden University
2010 – 2011
Part-time lecturer (UD) at the VU University Amsterdam

University Lecturer/Policy Officer research funding and internationalisation

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES Assyriologie

Work address

Reuvensplaats
Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 1.03

Contact

  • Kelder J.M. & Waal W.J.I. (2019), Epilogue: Kings and Great Kings in the Aegean and Beyond. In: Kelder J.M., Waal W.J.I. (Eds.) FROM ‘LUGAL.GAL’ TO ‘WANAX’. KINGSHIP AND POLITICAL ORGANISATION IN THE LATE BRONZE AGE AEGEAN. Leiden: Sidestone Press. 151-160.book chapter
  • Kelder J.M. & Waal W.J.I (2019), From ‘LUGAL.GAL’ to ‘Wanax’. Kingship and Political Organisation in the Late Bronze Age Aegean. Leiden: Sidestone Press.book
  • Kelder J.M. & Waal W.J.I. (2019), Introduction. In: Kelder J.M., Waal W.J.I. (Eds.) FROM ‘LUGAL.GAL’ TO ‘WANAX’. KINGSHIP AND POLITICAL ORGANISATION IN THE LATE BRONZE AGE AEGEAN. Leiden: Sidestone. 7-8.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2019), Fate strikes back: New evidence for the identification of the Hittite Fate deities and its implications for hieroglyphic writing in Anatolia, Journal of Cuneiform Studies 71: 121-132.article in journal
  • Waal W.J.I. (2019), The Greek Alphabet. Older than you may think, The Ancient Near East Today. Newsletter of the American Schools of Oriental Research .article in journal
  • Waal W.J.I. (2018), On the ‘Phoenician Letters’: The Case for an Early Transmission of the Greek Alphabet from an Archaeological, Epigraphic, and Linguistic Perspective, Aegean Studies 1: 83-125.article in journal
  • Waal W.J.I. (2018), Vermaledijde kelken en sjoemelende sommeliers: Fabels en parabels uit het Hittitische rijk. In: Gerritsen F., Heijden H. van der (Eds.) Standplaats Istanbul. Lange lijnen in de cultuurgeschiedenis van Turkije. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Jurgen Maas. 69-76.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2017), Anatolian Hieroglyphs on Hittite Clay Tablets. In: Kertai D., Nieuwenhuyse O. (Eds.) From the Four Corners of the Earth. Studies in Iconography and Cultures of the Ancient Near East in Honour of F.A.M Wiggermann (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 441). Münster. 297-308.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2017), A new interpretation of the Hittite expression šarā ar. In: Mouton A. (Ed.) Hittitology Today: Studies on Hittite and Neo-Hittite Anatolia in Honor of Emmanuel Laroche’s 100th Birthday.. 71-80.book chapter
  • Eidem J., Gzella H., Kon R.E., Kooij A. van der, Limme L., Meijer D.W.J., Stol M. & Waal W.J.I. (2017), Bibliotheca Orientalis Member of editorial staff .editorship of journal
  • Waal W.J.I. (2017), In Search of the Baleful Signs. Rethinking the transmission of the alphabet to Greece. In: Aspects of Globalization. Mobility, exchange and the development of multi-cultural states. Leiden. 18-21.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2016), Een brief van Hare Majesteit. In: Kaper O.E. (Ed.) Koninginnen van de Nijl. Macht en Schoonheid in het Nieuwe Rijk (1539-1077 v. Chr.). Leiden: Sidestone Press.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2016), Hittite Diplomatics. Studies in Ancient Document Format and Record Management no. 57. Wiesbaden: Harrazzowitz Verlag.book
  • Kaper O.E. (2016), Koninginnen van de Nijl: Macht en schoonheid in het Nieuwe Rijk (1539-1077 v.Chr.). Leiden: Sidestone Press.book
  • Waal W.J.I. (2016), Silver in Search of his Father: A Comparative Folkloristic Approach to an episode of the Song of Silver. In: Kleber K., Pirngruber R. (Eds.) Silver, Money, and Credit. A Tribute to Robartus J. van der Spek on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday on 18th September 2014. no. 128 Leiden: Peeters. 295-306.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2016), Review of: J. Haubold (2013) Greece and Mesopotamia. Dialogues in Literature, Mnemosyne 69(1): 135-139.book review
  • Waal W.J.I. (2016), Wachstafel (wax tablet) bei den Hethitern, 14(7/8): 613-614.article in journal
  • Waal W.J.I. (2015), Hittites. Language and Texts. In: Helmer Ch., McKenzie S. L., Römer Th. Chr., Schröter J., Walfish B. D., Ziolkowski E. (Eds.) De Gruyter’s Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR). no. Volume 11: Halah – Hizquni: De Gruyter. 1180-1185.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2014), Changing Fate. Hittite GUL-š-, C. Luwian GUL-zāi-, H. Luwian REL-za and the Kuwanšeš-deities. In: Taracha P. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Eight International Congress of Hittitology. Warsaw: Agade. 1016-1034.conference paper
  • Eidem J., Gzella H., Kon R.E., Kooij A. van der, Limme L., Meijer D.W.J., Stol M. & Waal W.J.I. (2014), Member of editorial staff Applied Medical Informatics .editorship of journal
  • Burgersdijk D. & Waal W.J.I. (Eds.) (2014), Zenobiareeks. Hilversum: Uitgeverij VerLoren.other
  • Burgersdijk D, Henkelman W.F.M & Waal W.J.I. (Eds.) (2013), Alexander en Darius. Een Macedoniër in de spiegel van het oude Nabije Oosten no. 1. Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren.editorship of book
  • Eidem J., Kon R.E., Kooij A. van der, Limme L., Meijer D.J.W., Stol M. & Waal W.J.I. (2013), Member of editorial staff Applied Medical Informatics .editorship of journal
  • Waal W.J.I. (2013), Review of: Pax Hethitica Review of: Y. Cohen, A. Gilan & J. Miller (eds.) (2010) Pax Hethitica. Studies on the Hittites and their neighbours in honour of Itamar Singer Wiesbaden 2010, Studien zu den Bogazköy-Texten, Applied Medical Informatics 70(1/2): 152-154.book review
  • Burgersdijk D., Henkelman W.F.M. & Waal W.J.I. (2013), Van Achilles tot Acheamenide: Alexander in het rijk van Darius. In: Burgerdijk D., Henkelman W.F.M, Waal W.J.I. (Eds.) Alexander en Darius, Een Macedoniër in de spiegel van het oude Nabije Oosten. Hilversum: Uitgeverij VerLoren. 7-16.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I (2013), Writing in Anatolia. The Origins of the Anatolian Hieroglyphs and the Introduction of the Cuneiform Script, Altorientalische Forschungen 39(2): 287-315.article in journal
  • Burgersdijk D & Waal W.J.I. (Eds.) (2013), Zenobiareeks. Hilversum: Uitgeverij VerLoren.other
  • Waal W.J.I. (2012), A Broader Perspective: an Overview of the East. In: Kelder J., Üslu G., Şerifoğlu Ö.F. (Eds.) Troy: City, Homer and Turkey.: W Books.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2012), Alakšandu of Wiluša. In: Kelder J., Üslu G., Şerifoğlu Ö.F. (Eds.) Troy: City, Homer and Turkey.: W Books.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2012), An Anatolian Iliad?. In: Kelder J., Üslu G., Şerifoğlu Ö.F. (Eds.) Troy: City, Homer and Turkey.: W-Books.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2012), A war over Troy in the Tawagalawa-letter?. In: Kelder J., Üslu G., Şerifoğlu Ö.F. (Eds.) Troy: City, Homer and Turkey.: W Books.book chapter
  • Waal W.J.I. (2012), Chronological Developments in Hittite Scribal Habits and Tablet Shapes. In: Devecchi E. (Ed.) Palaeography and Scribal Practices in Syro-Palestine and Anatolia in the Late Bronze Age. Proceedings of the International Symposium held in Leiden December 17-18 2009 (PIHANS 119). Picturing China 1870-1950, Supplement in IIAS Newsletter Leuven: Peeters. 217-227.conference paper
  • Waal W.J.I. (2012), De relatie tussen Egypte en Hatti: een kwestie van geven en nemen, Phoenix : bulletin uitgegeven door het Vooraziatisch-Egyptisch Genootschap Ex Oriente Lux 58(1): 37-50.article in journal
  • Waal W.J.I. (2012), Reading Between the Lines: Hittite Scribal Conventions. In: Egmond W.S. van, Soldt W.H. van (Eds.) Theory and Practice of Knowledge Transfer. Studies in School Education in tne Ancient Near Est and Beyond. Leuven: Peeters. 147-152.conference paper
  • Waal W.J.I. (2012), The Hittites. In: Kelder J., Üslu G. (Eds.) Troy: City, Homer and Turkey.: W Books.book chapter
  • Burgersdijk D.W.P. & Waal W.J.I. (2011), Beelden van Constantinopel: een inleiding. In: Burgersdijk & Waal (Ed.) Constantinopel. Een mozaïek van de Byzantijnse metropool. Leuven: Ex Oriente Lux, Peeters. 1-12.book chapter
  • Burgersdijk D.W.P. & Waal W.J.I. (Eds.) (2011), Constantinopel. Een mozaïek van de Byzantijnse metropool. Leuven: Ex Oriente Lux, Peeters.editorship of book
  • Waal W.J.I. (2011), They Wrote on Wood. The case for a hieroglyphic scribal tradition in Hittite Anatolia, Anatolian Studies 61: 21-34.article in journal
  • Waal W.J.I. (2011), Review of: Groddek, D. & M. Zorman (eds.) (2007) Tabularia Hethaeorum. Hethitologische Beiträge Silvin Kosak zum 65. Geburtstag (DBH 25), Applied Medical Informatics 68: 343-346.book review
  • Waal W.J.I. (14 September 2010), The source object : studies in Hittite diplomatics (PhD thesis. Leiden Institute for Areastudies (LIAS), Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University). Supervisor(s): Soldt W.H. van, Hout T.P.J. van den.PhD thesis
  • Waal W.J.I. (2010), Hulanabi vs. Talmi-Tessub: who wrote KBo 33.175+ and KBo 23.28+ (CTH 628), Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires .article in journal
  • Waal W.J.I. (2010), Review of Fuscagni, F. Hethitische unveröffentliche Texte aus den Jahren 1906-1912 in der Sekundärliteratur Review of: (2007) Hethitische unveröffentliche Texte aus den Jahren 1906-1912 in der Sekundärliteratur, Applied Medical Informatics 65.5-6.book review
  • Waal W.J.I. (2010), Review of: P. Dardano, die hethitischen Tontafelkataloge aus Hattusa (CTH 276-282) Review of: (2006) Die hethitischen Tontafelkataloge aus Hattusa (CTH 276-282), Applied Medical Informatics 67 5/6: 554-560.book review
  • Waal W.J.I. (2009), Review of B.J. Collins, The Hittites and Their World Review of: The Hittites and Their World, 05/2009, Review of Biblical Literature .book review
  • Waal W.J.I. (2007), Boekbespreking Review of: Bryce T. (2005) The Kingdom of the Hittites. New Edition, Applied Medical Informatics 64: 417-420.book review
  • Waal W.J.I. (2006), Duurzamer dan Brons. De tabletcollecties van Hattusha, Phoenix : bulletin uitgegeven door het Vooraziatisch-Egyptisch Genootschap Ex Oriente Lux 52(1): 31-43.article in magazine/newspaper

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