Senior Lecturer in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, SOAS, University of London

Other Publications


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

— in preparation: Studies in the Akkadian of Alalaḫ.


Co-authored book:

— forthcoming: 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.

— in preparation: Weeden, M. and Yoshida, D. Provincial Identities: Hittite Seals and Seal-Impressions from Kaman-Kalehöyük. To appear as Bulletin of the Middle East Cultural Centre of Japan Supplementary Volume I. Wiesbaden. Harrassowitz.


Edited Book:

— Weeden, M. and Ullmann, L.Z. (eds) in press: The Brill Handbook of Hittite Landscape and Geography. Brill, New York. Scheduled for publication 2016.


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.


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.


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.


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.

— in press: 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. Hearst.

— in press: 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.


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


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.


Palaeography of Cuneiform Transmission


London Centre for the Ancient Near East

British Institute for the Study of Iraq

British Institute At Ankara

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