HSS Colloquium 2019 programme

10 July 2019

The programme for the Henry Sweet Society Colloquium, Edinburgh 5–7 September 2019, is now available. Click here to see the programme. Read more

Martin Burr Travel Bursary winners 2018

28 June 2019

Congratulations to Beijia Chen (Freie Universität Berlin) and Mariarosaria Zinzi (Università degli Studi di Firenze), the winners of the 2018 Martin Burr Travel Bursary to the annual colloquium of the Henry Sweet Society in Edinburgh. Read more

The Poor Man of Nippur – World’s first film in Babylonian

6 December 2018

“The Poor Man of Nippur” is a c. 3,000 year-old comic folk tale in Babylonian language. The main manuscript is a clay tablet from 701 BC found at the site of Sultantepe, in South-East Turkey. Recounted by a third-party narrator, it tells the story of the three-fold revenge which Gimil-Ninurta wreaks on the local Mayor Read more