Director of Undergraduate Studies
Gojko Barjamovic received his training at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) where he took part in several research projects and taught a broad range of courses and seminars on Mesopotamian languages and culture before coming to Harvard in 2013. His field of interest is the history of Assyria in the 2nd and 1st millennia BC, with particular focus on the study of trade during the Old Assyrian period and the development of early markets and trans-regional interaction. His research also covers the study of early state power and international relations, and explores the functioning of royal courts, diplomacy and local institutions of governance.
He has written, edited or co-authored several books, including A Historical Geography of Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Colony Period (2011). He is currently working on publishing two editions of ancient texts held in the Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Yale Babylonian Collection.
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