Associate Professor in Ancient Middle Eastern Languages, Department of Greek and Latin, University College London.

Other Publications


— 2011: Hittite Logograms and Hittite Scholarship. Studien zu den Boğazköy-Texten 54. Harrassowitz. Wiesbaden. ISBN: 9783447065214. 710 pages.

Co-authored book:

— 2017: Weeden, Mark and Ullmann, Lee Z., (eds.), (2017) Hittite Landscape and Geography. Leiden: Brill. (Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East).

— 2020: Heinhold-Krahmer, S., Hawkins, J.D., Hazenbos, J., Miller, J.L., Rieken, E. and Weeden, M. Der Tawagalawa-Brief oder die Beschwerde gegen Piyamaradu. Texte der Hethiter. Werner Winter Verlag. Heidelberg.

Articles in refereed journals:

— 2009: The Akkadian words for barley and the god Ḫaya. Welt des Orients 32. Pp. 77-107.

— 2010: Tuwati and Wasusarma. Imitating the behaviour of Assyria. Collon, D. and George, A.R. (eds) Iraq 72 (In Honour of the Seventieth Birthday of Professor David Hawkins). Pp. 39-62.

— 2011: Spelling, phonology and etymology in Hittite historical linguistics, a review article on Kloekhorst, A. Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon (Leiden: 2008). Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 74/1, pp. 59-76.

— 2011: Hittite Scribal Schools outside of Hattusa? Altorientalische Forschungen 38/1, 116-134.

— 2013: After the Hittites: the Kingdoms of Karkamish and Palistin in Northern Syria. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 56/2, 1-20.

 — 2018: Weeden, Mark ‘The Good God, the Wine-god and the Storm-god of the Vineyard’. Welt des Orients, (48) 2, pp 330-356.

— 2020: Lambert, W.G. and Weeden, M.: A Statue inscription of Samsuiluna from the papers of W.G. Lambert. Revue d’Assyriologie et d’archéologie orientale 114 (2020), 15-62. 

Articles in other journals:

— 2012: KBo 18.117: A further join to the “Milawata Letter”. Nouvelles assyriologiques brèves et aktuelles 2012/3 (49), 66-67.

— 2013: A Hittite Tablet from Büklükale. Anatolian Archaeological Studies 18 (Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology), 19-35.

— 2013: Hiyeroglif Luvicesi: bir imparatorluğu aşan dil. Aktüel Arkeoloji 36, 64-71.

— 2013: A Probable Join to the Kırşehir Letter. Anatolian Archaeological Studies 18 (Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology), 15-17.

— 2014: Hieroglyphic Luwian. The Language that Outlived an Empire. Actual Archaeology          Magazine 9, 54-63.

— 2015: The Land of Walastin at Tell Tayınat. Nouvelles assyriologiques brèves et aktuelles 2015/2 (44), 65-66.

2016: Hittite Epigraphic Finds from Büklükale, 2010-14, Anatolian Archaeological Studies 19, 81-104.

— 2017: A Cuneiform Fragment from the 2016 Season at Büklükale, BKT 3. Part of a Diplomatic Text? Anatolian Archaeological Studies 20, 17-21.

— 2017: YH150318: A Pot-sherd inscribed with Hieroglyphs. Anatolian Archaeological Studies 20, 13-15.

— 2019: Weeden, Mark ‘Hittite-Ahhiyawan Politics as seen from the Tablets: A Reaction to Trevor Bryce’s Article from a Hittitological Perspective’. Studi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici Nuova Serie, (4), pp 217-227.

Co-authored article in refereed journal:

— 2010: Taş, İ. and Weeden, M.: A Stele of Prince Anaziti in Yozgat Museum. Journal of the American Oriental Society 130/3, pp. 349-359.

— 2011: Taş, İ and Weeden, M.: A Hieroglyphic Fragment from Tabal in the Haluk Perk Collection. Anatolian Studies 61, 55-60.

— 2019: Fairbairn, Andrew S. and Wright, Nathan J. and Weeden, Mark and Barjamovic, Gojko and Matsumura, Kimiyoshi and Rasch, Ron (2019) ‘Ceremonial plant consumption at Middle Bronze Age Büklükale, Kırıkkale Province, central Turkey’. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, (28) 3, pp 327-346.

— 2021: Maner, Ç., Weeden, M. and Alparslan, M.: Archäologische Forschungen am Karacadağ und eine Inschrift aus Karaören, Altorientalische Forschungen 48/2, 347-383.

— 2021: Hawkins, J.D. and Weeden, M.: The New Inscription from Türkmenkarahöyük and its Historical Context. Altorientalische Forschungen 48/2, 384-399.

Co-authored article in other journal:

— 2008 (appeared 2011): Hawkins, J.D. and Weeden, M.: The Hieroglyphic Rock Inscription of Malkaya. A New Look. Anatolian Archaeological Studies 17 (Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology). Pp. 241-249.


Chapter in Book:

— 2010: A Hittite Seal from Kaman-Kalehöyük, in Singer, I. (ed.) ipamati kistamati pari tumatimis. Luwian and Hittite Studies presented to J. David Hawkins on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Tel Aviv. Pp. 249-255.

— 2011: Chapter 10. An Inscription from Urartu. Cuneiform Royal Inscriptions and Related Texts in the Schøyen Collection, edited by A. R. George with contributions by M. Civil, G. Frame, P. Steinkeller, F. Vallat, K. Volk, M. Weeden and C. Wilcke (Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology 17, Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, Cuneiform Texts 6). Bethesda, Md.: CDL Press, 2011. Pp. 193-198.

— 2011: Adapting to New Contexts. Cuneiform in Anatolia. Radner, K. and Robson, E. (eds) Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture. Oxford University Press. Oxford. 2011. Pp. 597-617.

— 2012: Assyro-Mittanian or Middle Assyrian? Devecchi, E. (ed.) Palaeography and Scribal Practices. Proceedings of the international symposium held in Leiden, Dec. 17th-18th 2009. PIHANS. Leiden. Pp. 229-252.

— 2013: Names on Seals, Names in Texts. Who were these People? In Mouton, A., Rutherford, I., Yakubovich, I. (eds) Luwian Identities. Culture, Language and Religion between Anatolia and the Aegean. Leiden/Boston. Brill. Pp. 73-86.

— 2013: Poetry and War among the Hittites. Kennedy, H. (ed.) Warfare and Poetry in the Middle East, IB Tauris. London. Pp. 73-99.

— 2014: State Correspondence in the Hittite World. Radner, K. (ed) State Correspondence in the Ancient World. From New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire. OUP. Oxford. Pp. 32-64.

— 2014: Anatolian Hieroglyphs: Logogram vs Ideogram. Gordin, Sh. (ed.) Visualizing Knowledge and Creating Meaning in Ancient Writing Systems. Berliner Beiträge zum Vorderen Orient 23. PeWe-Verlag. Berlin. Pp. 81-100.

— 2016: The Palaeography of Cuneiform Transmission: Northern Syria and Anatolia. In D. Shibata and Sh. Yamada (eds.) Cultures and Societies in the Middle Euphrates and Habur Areas in the Second Millennium BC, vol. 1: Scribal Education and Scribal Traditions. Studia Chaburensia. Harrassowitz Verlag, 159-193.

— 2017: Tabal and the Limits of Assyrian Imperialism. In M.J. Worthington, A. Stone and Y. Heffron (eds) At the Dawn of History. Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of J.N. Postagate fo. Eisenbrauns. Winona Lake, 721-736.

— 2018: The Construction of Meaning on the Cuneiform Periphery. In M. Wissa (ed.) Arabs, Mawalis and Dhimmis. Orality, Scribal Practices and the Social Construction of Knowledge in Late Antiquity and Medieval Islam. Peeters, pp. 33-60.

— 2018: ‘Hieroglyphic Writing on Old Hittite Seals and Sealings? Towards a Material Basis for Further Research’. In: Ferrara, Silvia and Valério, Miguel, (eds.), Pathways into Script Formation in the Ancient Mediterranean. Rome: Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, pp 51-74.

— 2019: ‘Remarks on the Syllabaries of Alalah VII and IV: Arguments for an Archival Approach to the Study of Cuneiform Writing’Keilschriftliche Syllabare – Zur Methodik Ihrer Erstellung. Berlin: PeWe-Verlag, pp 129-153.

2019: ‘Les hiéroglyphes anatoliens’. In: Blanchard, Vincent, (ed.), Royaumes oubliés : De l’empire hittite aux Araméens. Paris: LienArt.

— 2020: ‘Hurrian in a Tablet from Tigunanum’. In: Cammarosano, Michele and Devecchi, Elena and Viano, Maurizio, (eds.), talugaeš witteš : Ancient Near Eastern Studies Presented to Stefano de Martino on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. Münster: Zaphon, pp 469-488.

— 2020: ‘The “Influence” of Sumerian on Hittite Literature’. In: Hasselbach-Andee, Rebecca, (ed.), A companion to ancient Near Eastern languages. Hoboken: Wiley, pp 505-520.

— 2020: ‘Back to the 13th or 12th Century BC? The SÜDBURG Inscription at Boğazköy-Hattuša’. In: De Martino, Stefano and Devecchi, Elena, (eds.), Anatolia Between the 13th and the 12th century BCE. Turin: LoGisma, pp 473-496.

— 2021: The Scholar and the Poet. Standard Babylonian Gilgamesh VI vs. Iliad 5. In A. Kelly and C. Metcalf (eds) Gods and Mortals in Early Greek and Near Eastern Mythology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 80-106. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/gods-and-mortals-in-early-greek-and…

— 2022: Power-plays: types of lover and types of love-poetry in Akkadian from the third and second millennia BC. In A. Alshaer (ed.) Poetry and Love in the Middle East. Bloomsbury. Pp. 12-56.

Co-authored Chapter in Book

— 2014: Peker, H. and Weeden, M.: Some Hieroglyphic Fragments from the 2011 Season at Karkemish. In: Marchetti, Nicolò, (ed.), Karkemish An Ancient Capital on the Euphrates. Bologna: Ante Quem, pp. 132-136.

— with J.D. Hawkins 2016: A Sketch-History of Karkamish in the Earlier Iron Age. In Pelternburg, E., Wilkinson, E. and Wilkinson, T.J. (eds) Carchemish in Context. Oxbow Books, 9-21.

— with J.D. Hawkins 2017: Kizzuwatna and the Euphrates States: Philology. In M. Weeden and L.Z. Ullmann (eds) The Brill Handbook of Hittite Landscape and Geography. Brill.

— with K. Matsumura 2017: Central West (Archaeology), in In M. Weeden and L.Z. Ullmann (eds) The Brill Handbook of Hittite Landscape and Geography. Brill.

Weeden, Mark and Ullmann, Lee Z. 2017: ‘Introduction’. In: Weeden, Mark and Ullmann, Lee Z., (eds.), Hittite Landscape and Geography. Leiden: Brill, pp 1-13.

— 2017: Süel, M. and Süel, A. and Sipahi, T. and Weeden, Mark (2017) ‘Central East: Archaeology. Alacahöyük, Eskiyapar, Ortaköy, Maşathöyük’. In: Weeden, Mark and Ullmann, Lee Z., (eds.), Hittite Landscape and Geography. Leiden: Brill, pp 50-57.

— Süel, Aygül and Weeden, Mark 2017: ‘Central East: Philology’. In: Weeden, Mark and Ullmann, Lee Z., (eds.), Hittite Landscape and Geography. Leiden: Brill, pp 200-208.

— Matsumura, Kimiyoshi and Weeden, Mark 2019: ‘Büklükale in the Hittite Period’. In: Süel, Aygūl, (ed.), Acts of the IXth International Congress of Hittitology, Çorum, 08-14 September 2014. Çorum: T.C. Çorum Valiliği, pp 533-566.

Süel, Aygül and Weeden, Mark 2019: ‘Mrs Woman (?): A Busy Hittite Lady from Ortaköy. Possible Evidence for the Hittite Word for “Woman”‘. In: Süel, Aygül, (ed.), Acts of the IXth International Congress of Hittitology, Çorum, 08-14 September 2014. Çorum: T.C. Çorum Valiliği, pp 983-1004.

— Süel, Aygül and Weeden, Mark (2019) ‘A Silver Signet-Ring from Ortaköy-Sapinuwa’. In: Bolatti Guzzo, Natalia and Taracha, Piotr, (eds.), “And I Knew Twelve Languages” A Tribute to Massimo Poetto on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday. Warsaw: Agade Bis, pp 661-668.

Book review:

— 2008: Review of Postgate, J.N. (ed.) The Languages of Iraq, Ancient and Modern (British Institute for the Study of Iraq, London, 2007). Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 71/02. Pp. 397-399.

— 2009: Review of Woodard, R.D. (ed.) The Ancient Languages of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Aksum (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008). Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.02.35.

— 2011: Review of Postgate, J.N. and Thomas, D. Excavations at Kilise Tepe 1994-98 (Cambridge and London, 2007). Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 74, 312-315.

— 2012: Review of Barjamovic, G. A Historical Geography of Anatolia in the Assyrian Colony Period. (Copenhagen 2011). Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 75/3, 559-560.

— 2012: Review of Marquardt, H. Hethitische Logogramme. Funktion und Verwendung (DBH 34, Wiesbaden 2011). Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie 102/2, 347-350.

— 2012: A Hittite Trio. A Review Article on A. Schachner Hattuscha (Munich 2011); T. Bryce The World of the Neo-Hittite Kingdoms (Oxford 2012); Th. van den Hout Elements of Hittite (Cambridge 2011). Antiquity 86/333, 924-927.

— 2013: Blood Expiation in Hittite and Biblical Ritual. The Expository Times 124 (5), 252-253.

— 2015: Review of Einführung in die hethitische Sprache und Schrift Elisabeth Rieken, unter Mitwirkung von Ute Gradmann und Jürgen Lorenz. Lehrbücher orientalischer Sprachen. Section 1: Cuneiform Languages. Vol. 2. Ugarit-Verlag, Münster. 2011. 242 pages. Bibliotheca Orientalis 71 (May to August 2014), 497-500.


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