Dr. Odette Boivin, M.A.
© Odette Boivin
Dr. Odette Boivin, M.A.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin GoviB
Raum 152
T: +49 251 - 83 29814
  • Forschung


    • Geschichte Babyloniens im 2. und 1. Jt., insbesondere die politische und sozial-ökonomische Geschichte
    • Erste Meerland-Dynastie
    • Historiographie und Memory Studies


  • Lebenslauf

    Curriculum Vitae

    Anstellungen (Assyriologie)

    • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Postdoctoral Researcher (Project ‘Governance in Babylon’), Institut für Altorientalistik und Vorderasiatische Archäologie (seit 2021).
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study fo the Ancient World, New York University (2019–2021).
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto (2016–2019).

    Ausbildung (Assyriologie)


    • Ph.D. in Assyriology, University of Toronto (2016).
    • MA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Toronto (2011).
    • Undergraduate courses on the Ancient Near East, Concordia University, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal (2007–2009).



  • Schriften


    Stand: 23.11.2021


    • The Sons of Lâbâši: Entrepreneurship in Sixth Century BCE Larsa. [provisional title]. Full edition of 201 cuneiform tablets with analysis of the archive (in preparation).
    • The First Dynasty of the Sealand in Mesopotamia. Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records 20. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter. 2018 [& paperback 2019].

    Artikel / Buchkapitel

    • The many Arts of Writing a Babylonian National History (in preparation).
    • Chapter 18: The Kingdom of Babylon and the Kingdom of the Sealand. In K. Radner, N. Moeller, and D.T. Potts (eds.) The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East. Vol.2: From the End of the third millennium BC to the Fall of Babylon. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 566–655. 2022.
    • The ilku and related fiscal obligations in sixth century Larsa. In K. Kleber (ed.) Taxation in the Achaemenid Empire. Amsterdamer Kolloquium. Classica et Orientalia 26. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 153–175. 2021,
    • Taxpayers and the Palace at the Time of the First Dynasty of the Sealand: Social Aspects, Officials, and Keeping Track of the Barley. In J. Mynářová and S. Alivernini (eds.) Economic Complexity in the Ancient Near East. Management of Resources and Taxation (3rd – 2nd millennium BC). Prague: Charles University, 279–297. 2020.
    • La 1re dynastie du pays de la mer. In M. Sauvage (ed.) Atlas historique du Proche-Orient ancien. Paris: Les Belles Lettres et Beyrouth: L’Institut français du Proche-Orient, 90. 2020.
    • The Palace as Economic Unit in the Kingdom of the First Dynasty of the Sealand. In S. Paulus and T. Clayden (eds.) Babylonia under the Sealand and Kassite Dynasties. Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records 24. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 190–204. 2020.
    • Tallying Expected and Actual Deliveries at the Sealand I Palace – Some Remarks. Notes Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires no.99. 2019.
    • A Hymn of Ayadaragalama, King of the First Sealand Dynasty, to the Gods of Nippur: The Fate of Nippur and Its Cult during the First Sealand Dynasty. Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 108(1): 22–42 [joint article with Dr. Uri Gabbay, Hebrew University of Jerusalem]. 2018.
    • La capitale du Pays de la mer Urukug pendant la période néo-babylonienne. Notes Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires no.85. 2018.
    • Accounting for Livestock: Principles of Palatial Administration in Sealand I Babylonia. Iraq 78: 3–23. 2016.
    • Agricultural Economy and Taxation in the Sealand I Kingdom. Journal of Cuneiform Studies 68: 45–65. 2016.
    • On the origin of the goddess Ištar-of-the-Sealand, Ayabbītu. Notes Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires no.15. 2016.
    • Kār-Šamaš as a south-western palace town of the Sealand I kingdom. Notes Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires no.97. 2015.


    • Review of ‘W. Van Soldt. 2015. Middle Babylonian Texts in the Cornell University Collections: I. The Later Kings. Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology 30. Bethesda: CDL Press.’ Journal of Near Eastern Studies 77: 301–305. 2018.
    • Review of ‘I. Finkel and J. Taylor Cuneiform.’ Canadian Journal of Archaeology 39(2): 349–351. 2015.
    • Review of ‘R. Feingold Engraved on Stone. Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals and Seal Inscriptions in the Old Babylonian Period.’ Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies Journal 8: 23–24. 2013.