Talah Anderson


Wolfson College

Course & Supervisor:

DPhil Oriental Studies; Dr Paul Collins & Professor Jacob Dahl



Educational Background:

MA (Hons) University of St Andrews, MPhil Cantab

Research Interests:

Mesopotamian visual representation; Neo-Assyrian studies; religious, political and intellectual history of the ancient Middle East

My DPhil project, which is funded by an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP-Baillie Gifford Studentship as well as the Clarendon Fund, examines the development of imperial discourse in first millennium Assyria. I am especially interested in royal self-representation strategies and scribal engagement with tradition, and seek to better understand the use of myth in image, ritual and text.

I co-convene the Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology seminar series.


I am a Junior Teaching Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum and give tutorials for the History and Civilizations of Mesopotamia class. 

Talah Anderson