Uni-Tübingen

Dr. Virginia R. Herrmann

Contact

Schloss Hohentübingen, Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Burgsteige 11
Room 229
72070 Tübingen
Tel.: +49-(0)7071-29-76773
Email: virginia.herrmannspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de


Position and Role

Project Manager



Further Information

Academic Career

since June 2014 Head of the Junior Research Group “Forging the Political Landscape in Iron Age Turkey,” Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies; Co-Director, Chicago-Tübingen Archaeological Project in Samal
2019 - 2020 Consulting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Nov. 2019 Harris Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dartmouth College, Department of Anthropology
Dec. 2011 - Jan. 2015 Co-Curator, Special Exhibit "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East", Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Jan. - March 2014 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA)
July 2012 - June 2014 Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA)
Project: Urban Plans and Sociopolitical Change at Iron Age Sam’al (Zincirli Höyük, Turkey)
July 2011 - Sept. 2012 Postdoctoral Research Project Professional, Ashkelon Excavations, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago and Semitic Museum, Harvard University
June 2011 PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Chicago
Dissertation: Society and Economy under Empire at Iron Age Sam’al (Zincirli Höyük, Turkey)
2005 MA in Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Chicago
2002 BA in Classics and Old World Art and Archaeology, Brown University

Research Focuses

  • Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Ancient Levant, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia
  • Turkey, Syria, Israel/Palestine
  • Neo-Assyrian Empire
  • Archaeology of Empire
  • Monuments and Cultural Memory
  • Ancient Urbanism
  • Household Archaeology
  • Mortuary and Ancestor Cult

 

Publications

Edited Volumes

2018        

2014        

 

Journal Articles

In press        

  • Herrmann, V.R. and J.D. Schloen. “Middle Bronze Age Zincirli: The Date of ‘Hilani I’ and the End of MB II.” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 385.

2019        

2018        

2017        

2016        

2014        

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Book Chapters

Peer-Reviewed Chapters
In press        

  • Herrmann, V.R. “Style, Materiality, and the 'Resource Turn': A Case Study from the Luxury Arts of the Iron Age Levant,” in RessourcenKulturen: Konzepte und Andwendungen. Edited by S. Teuber et al.    

2019    

2018        

2014  

2011    

 

Other Chapters

2020        

2019    

2018    

2016    

  • Herrmann, V.R. and J.D. Schloen. "Assyrian Impact on the Kingdom of Sam'al: The View from Zincirli," in The Provincial Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire. McDonald Institute Monographs. Edited by J. MacGinnis, D. Wicke, and T. Greenfield. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archeological Research, pp. 265–74.
  • Schloen, J.D. and V.R. Herrmann. “Zincirli Höyük Excavations 2015,” in Kazı Sonuçları Toplantısı 38, vol. 3, 173–186.
  • Lang, M., M. Abbt, G. Bigga, J.T. Herrmann, V.R. Herrmann, K. Körner, F. Schwabe, and D. Svoboda. “A Swabian in the Orient. In the Footsteps of Julius Euting.” Keep the Revolution Going: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Edited by S. Campana, et al. Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 1027–32.

2014        

 

Popular Publications

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