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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Name                                Zoltán Niederreiter, PhD
Date of birth, place         20th September 1977, Budapest
Nationality                        Hungarian
Mailing address              H-1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/F
E-mail                               zniederreiter@gmail.com

 

Present Occupation

senior lecturer (Department of Assyriology and Hebrew)
Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (ELTE)

 

Education

1996-2007      Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (ELTE)

2004-2005      Université de Paris 8
                          Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE)
                          Section des sciences historiques et philologiques

 

2008                 PhD degree, Doctoral School of History (ELTE) (2004-2007)
                          Doctoral program of Assyriology (grade: summa cum laude)

2008                 Combined BA-MA in History (ELTE) (1996-2003)

2005                 Master de l'Histoire (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) (Paris 8) (2004-2005)
                          Histoire et connaissance des civilisations
                          specialization: Proche-Orient antique (grade: très bien)

2005                Combined BA-MA in Archaeology (ELTE) (1998-2004)
                         main subject: classical archaeology

2003                Combined BA-MA in Assyriology (ELTE) (1997-2003)

 

Teaching Experience in the Department of Assyriology and Hebrew (ELTE) (since 09.2007)
        Main courses (for BA and MA students)

Akkadian grammar for beginners
Akkadian historical text-reading (Neo-Assyrian royal inscriptions)
Akkadian literary text-reading (Standard-Babylonian Epics)                                                
Cultural history of Mesopotamia                                                                                                                     Historical-geography of the Ancient Near East (mainly Mesopotamia)                                                 
History of the Ancient Near East: Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods
History of art of the Ancient Near East (mainly Mesopotamia): glyptics, sculpture...

 

Membership

Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Bruxelles): collaborateur scientifique                     (since 2009)

Ókortudományi Társaság [Society of Classical Studies]                                                  (since 2008)

HAROC (Histoire et Archéologie de l'Orient Cunéiforme) - ArScAn (UMR7041)          (since 2006)
Maison René-Ginovès (Paris 10: Nanterre): membre non permanent
http://www.arscan.fr/haroc/equipe/membres-non-permanents/zoltan-niederreiter/

 

Current Research Works

Researcher in the OTKA Project entitled "Az asszír birodalmi expanzió" [The Assyrian Imperial 
Expansion] (director Dr. Tamás Dezső) (04.2008-04.2011)

Study and Publication of the cylinder-seals, stamp-seals and gems held in the Museum of Fine Arts of Budapest (with the permission of Dr. Éva Liptay, Keeper of the Department of Egyptology) (since 2007)
http://www.szepmuveszeti.hu/web/guest/gyujtemenyek/egyiptomi/kutatas

International Partner in the research project entitled Greater Mesopotamia: Reconstruction of its environment and history (Interuniversity Attraction poles - Phase VII)                                                     http://greatermesopotamia.be/teams.html (04.2012-04.2017):

 

Research Experience (fellowships, grants and scolarships)                                        (since 2004)

New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities (Hungary) (09-2016-06.2017): postdoctoral research grant                                                                                         Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

Glassman Holland Research Fellowship (Jerusalem, 11-12.2014. and 04-05.2015):               postdoctoral research grant                                                                                                                                     W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Henri Frankfort Fellowship (05-06.2014): postdoctoral research grant                                                Warburg Institute - Department of the Ancient Near East (British Museum)

Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship (09.2012-11.2012): postdoctoral research grant
Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Bruxelles)

Bolyai János Postdoctoral Research Grant (Hungarian Academy of Science) (09.2009-08.2012)

Mellon Research Fellowship (04-07.2010): postdoctoral fellowship
Warburg Institute - Department of the Ancient Near East (British Museum)

Grant of the Research Council of Norway: "Yggdrasil mobility programme" (08.2009)
Department of the Egypt and Antiquity Collections of the Museum of Cultural History (Oslo)

Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship (12.2007-02.2008): doctoral research grant
Department of the Ancient Near East of the British Museum - University College London

Stiftung Aktion Österreich-Ungarn (04.2007-05.2007): doctoral research grant
Institut für Orientalistik der Universität Wien

Bourse du Gouvernement Français (10.2006-03.2007): doctoral research grant
HAROC (Histoire et Archéologie de l'Orient Cunéiforme) au CNRS (Nanterre)
Département des Antiquités Orientales du Musée du Louvre

Bourse du Gouvernement Français (09.2004-06.2005): Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies
Paris-8 - HAROC (Histoire et Archéologie de l'Orient Cunéiforme) au CNRS (Nanterre)
Département des Antiquités Orientales du Musée du Louvre

 

Research in Museums (examination and drawing of objects and cuneiform texts)

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (Oxford): Department of the Ancient Near East           (05-06.2014)

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (04.2015)

Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris): Département des Monnaies, médailles et antiques
(01/05/07-2011, 01/08/10-2012, 04/11-2013, 10.2016)

British Museum (London): Department of the Ancient Near East                                                            (03.2005, 01-02.2008, 05-07.2010, 05-06.2014)

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem: Western Asiatic Antiquities (11-12.2014, 04-05.2015)

Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge): Department of Ancient Art (05.2016)

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Wien): Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung (04.2010, 11.2016)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York): Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art (05.2016)

The Morgan Library & Museum (New York): Department of Ancient Near Eastern Seals and Tablets (05.2016)

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze (10.2013)

Musées d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève (01.2013)

Musée du Louvre (Paris): Département des Antiquités Orientales                                                         (10-12.2004, 10-12.2006, 04.2014)

Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Bruxelles): Département Antiquité (06.2005, since 2009)

Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo: Egypt and Antiquity Collections (08.2009)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Department of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art (05.2016)

Museum of Fine Arts of Budapest: Department of Egyptology (since 2007)

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden): Department Ancient Near East (09.2014)

State Hermitage Museum (Saint Petersburg) (06.2012)

Staatliche Münzsammlung München (08.2017)

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Philadelphia): Near Eastern Collections (05.2016)

Vorderasiatisches Museum (Berlin) (02.2006, 09.2013, 01.2017)

Walters Art Museum (Baltimore): Islamic and South Asian Art (05.2015)

Yale Babylonian Collection (New Haven) (05.2016)

 

Excavation Fieldworks and Archaeological Missions

French Archaeological Mission of Tell Shioukh Fawqâni in the National Museum of Aleppo, Syria
(director Dr. Luc Bachelot) (01-02.2006)

Bibracte (Mont-Beuvray) Celtic and Roman settlement, France (August 2000/02/03/04/05)

Brigetio (Szőny-Vásártér) Roman civil settlement, Hungary (June 1999/2001)

 

Study Trips in Egypt, Greece, the Near East and the Middle East
research trips, visits to archaeological sites and museums

Egypt: Abu Simbel, Aswan, Bawiti, Cairo, Edfu, Philae, Thebes

Greece: Athens, Delphi, Iraklion, Korinthos, Kos, Methoni, Mycenae, Naphlio, Olympia, Rhodos, Sparta

Iran: Bishapur, Bisutun, Choga Zanbil, Hamadan, Kashan, Kermanshah, Pasargadai, Persepolis, Susa, Teheran

Israel: Ashkelon, Dan, Dor, Gezer, Hazor, Jerusalem, Megiddo

Jordan: Petra

Lebanon: Baalbek, Beirut, Byblos, Qadisha Valley, Sidon, Tyre

Syria: Ain Dara, Aleppo, Arvad, Bosra, Damascus, Deir ez Zor, Ebla, Hama, Mari, Palmyra, Raqqa, Tartus, Ugarit

Tajikistan: Dushanbe, Khorugh, Khujand, Panjikent, Wakhan Corridor

Turkey: Ani, Ankara, Boğazkale, Diyarbakır, Ephesos, Gordion, Harran, Istanbul, Kültepe, Mardin, Nemrut Dağ, Pergamon, Urfa, Van, Xanthos

Uzbekistan: Bukhara, Khiva, Kizil-Kum, Samarqand, Shahrisabz

 

International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Leuven 05.2016: Annual Meeting, Interuniversity Attraction poles - Phase VII, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven                                                                                                                                                                    "Study and Publication of Unpublished Cuneiform Material Kept in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France”

Jerusalem 05.2015: Workshop organized at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research
"The Imagery of Ištar and Mullissu: The depiction of the divine world in court art dated to the reign of Sennacherib (704–681 B.C.)"

Abu Dis 05.2015: Seminar organized by the Albright Institute at the Institute of Archaeology of Al-Quds University
"A particular group of cultic scenes depicted on Neo-Assyrian stamp seals"

London 06.2014: Director's Work in Progress Seminar, The Warburg Institute
"The imagery of Ištar and her symbolic role in the Neo-Assyrian Palace"

Ghent 06.2014: Ancient Near Eastern Seals as Markers of Identity, Ghent University                      "Imagery of the Neo-Assyrian seals belonging to the Palace"

Brussels 10.2013: Current Research on Glyptic from Greater Mesopotamia (IAP 7/14), Royal Museums of Art and History
"The typology of the Adad-nērārī III-style cylinder seals"

Brussels 05.2013: First Annual Meeting, Interuniversity Attraction poles - Phase VII, Royal Museums of Art and History                                                                                                                                                            "Study and publication of 82 cylinder seals held in the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire: Middle-Assyrian, Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods"                                                                         "Ma’allanate: Study of 42 cuneiform texts held in the Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire"

London 06.2010: Director's Work in Progress Seminar, The Warburg Institute
"Analysis of Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Symbols of Power and Royal Representations"

Paris 07.2009: 55th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale: Family in the Ancient Near East: Realities, Symbolism, and Images
"La « sainte offrande » de Nergal-ēreš à Aššur et Adad en 775. Une interprétation de l'inscription votive de la masse d'armes Ass 10274 (VA 5929)"

Münster 07.2006: 52e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale: Krieg und Friede
"Interprétation du rôle d'un insigne de pouvoir néo-assyrien"

 

Hungarian Conferences

Új Nemzeti Kiválóság Program 2016/17. évi ösztöndíjasainak szervezett konferenciája az Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetemen (05.2017)                                                                                                               "Az istenek világa az újasszír és újbabilóni képi források tükrében"

XII. Magyar Ókortudományi Konferencia (Debrecen, 05.2016)
"Tizenegy eunuch pecséthengere III. Adad-nérárí és IV. Sulmánu-asarédu korából"

Ókortudományi Társaság: felolvasóülés (Budapest, 12.2014)
"Istár és Mullisszu istennők képi ábrázolásai. Az istenek világának megjelenítése Szín-ahhé-eríba udvari művészetében"

100 éves az ókori keleti kultúrák kutatása és oktatása az ELTE Bölcsészettudományi karán: ünnepi konferencia (Budapest, 10.2010)
"Újasszír és újbabiloni királyi képmások és jelvények"
[Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Royal Images and Insignia]

1. Közel-keleti és mediterrán ókortörténeti konferencia (Pécs, 09.2010)
"Egy pecsételő (BM 2002-5-15, 1) ábrázolásának értelmezése. Az újasszír udvari művészet és
gliptika együttes vizsgálatának lehetőségei"
[Interpretation of the image of the BM 2002-5-15,1 Stamp Seal: The Possibilities of the  Common Examination of the Royal Court Art and Glyptic Art]

VII. Országos Interdiszciplináris Grastyán Konferencia (Pécs, 03.2009)
"Egy asszír kormányzó Assur és Adad istennek elvégzett "szent felajánlása""
[An Assyrian governor's "Holy Offering" made to Ashur and Adad]

Ókortudományi Társaság: felolvasóülés (Budapest, 12.2008)
"Nergal-éres, egy asszír főméltóság "szent áldozata(i)" i.e. 775-ben"
[The "Holy Sacrifice(s)" of Nergal-eresh, an Assyrian Magnate in 775 BC]

Mi, fiatal ókorosok. Doktoranduszok előadónapja az ELTE BTK-n (Budapest, 06.2006)
"Szimbolikus írásrendszer a birodalmi ideológia szolgálatában"
[Symbolical Writing System at the Service of the Imperial Ideology]

VII. Magyar Ókortudományi Konferencia (Debrecen, 05.2006)
"A Szargonida-kori titkosírás szimbólumainak értelmezése"
[Interpretation of the Rebus-Writing at the Sargonid Age]

Ókortudományi Társaság: felolvasóülés (Budapest, 11.2005)
"Titkosírás II. Sarrukín udvarában"
[Cryptography in the Court of Sargon II]

Ókortudományi Intézet: szakdolgozatok felolvasóülése (Budapest, 06.2003)
"A buzogány hatalmi szerepe és szimbolikus értéke az újasszír korban"
[The Role of Mace as a Symbol of Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire]

XXVIth OTDK (Veszprém, 04.2003)                                                                                                                       szekció: bölcsészettudomány (különdíj), kategória: régészet (I. helyezés)                                                        "Az oroszlánfejes buzogányok tipológiája"
[The Classification of the Lion-headed Maceheads]

Orientalista Nap 2003 konferenciája (01.2003)
"Az oroszlánfejes buzogányok tipológiája (Észak-Szíria- és Lurisztán-csoport) "
[The Typology of the Lion-headed Maceheads (Luristan and North Syrian Groups)]

XXVIth TDK (11.2002)
"Az oroszlánfejes buzogányok tipológiája"
[The Classification of the Lion-headed Maceheads]

 

09.2017