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Prof. Dr. Jiménez

Prof. Dr. Enrique Jiménez

Sofia-Kovalevskaya-Award winner


Historisches Seminar der LMU
Alte Geschichte
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich

Visiting address: Historicum, Schellingstr. 12, room K504

Room: 504
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5487

Office hours:
by appointment

Enrique Jiménez studied Classical (2003-2008, with honours) and Hebrew Philology (2007-2012) at Complutense-University, Madrid. He completed his PhD in 2013 at the Institute for Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Near East (ILC, CSIC) with a thesis on „The Portrayal of the Winds in Babylonian Literature.“

His research focus is on Babylonian literary and scientific texts, particularly those of the 1st millennium BC. He has published widely on ancient Near Eastern literature, including many articles on Babylonian scientific texts and the monograph The Babylonian Disputation Poems (Leiden: Brill, 2017).

From 2013 to 2017 he held a post-doc position in the Cuneiform Commentaries Project (, Yale University. The porject aims to provide online access to the earliest hermeneutic studies in world literature, the Mesopotamian commentaries. He contributed more than 150 editions of Mesopotamian cuneiform commentaries, many of which were previously unpublished. In 2017 he conducted research at the Institute of Hebrew and Aramaic Studies (Complutense Universität, Madrid).

2017 he was awarded a Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), which allowed him to establish the "Electronic Babylonian Literature" research group in 2018. The aim of this group is to develop algorithms that will allow for the automatic reconstruction of Babylonian literature.