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The Diachronic Corpus of Sumerian Literature

"The Diachronic Corpus of Sumerian Literature (DCSL) project is about to establish a web-based corpus of Sumerian literature spanning the entire history of Mesopotamian civilization, over a range of 2500 years. It will make this corpus accessible and searchable on the model now provided by the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL). The main research aim of the project is to analyse the corpus in terms of change from the point of view of intellectual history of the region.The project recently has received a pump-priming grant from the John Fell OUP Research Fund to start work on a catalogue of Sumerian literary compositions and to edit and publish an initial body of material online.The project is in process of applying for further funding from bodies within and outside the UK. The project is headed by Marc Van De Mieroop, Professor of Assyriology, and is located in the Oriental Institute, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. The primary researchers affiliated with the project are Graham Cunningham and Jarle Ebeling."

Format:  Website
Publisher:  University of Oxford
Publication City:  Oxford