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Mar 1, 2022

Even in the Darkest of Darkness, There is Always a Light.

Zozan Tarhan

Zozan Tarhan

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski“

Fellowship received in 2021
Academic supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr.Sc. Dilyana Boteva-Boyanova
Current affiliation: Independent Researcher

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:

EDUCATION

• 24th January 2022: Doctor in the research area of Humanities (PhD). PhD thesis – “Authority and Ideology in the Early Neo-Assyrian Empire (934–745 B.C.)”
• 1st February 2019 – 24th January 2022: PhD candidate in Ancient History, Department of Ancient History, Thracian Studies and Mediaeval History, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Republic of Bulgaria).
• October 2016 – February 2018: MA programme “Archaeology”, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. MA thesis – “Near Eastern Influence in Hellas during 9th–6th c. B.C.”
• October 2016 – June 2017: MA programme “Antiquity and Middle Ages”, major in Ancient History, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. MA thesis – “Relations and Interactions of Assyria with Urartu and Neo-Hittite Kingdoms during the Reigns of Ashurnasirpal II and Shalmaneser III (883–824 B.C.)”
• October 2012 – July 2016: BA programme “Archaeology”, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
• February 2022: The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Institute of Assyriology (Federal Republic of Germany). Research Laboratory, Masterclass: Cuneiform Epigraphy
• June 2021: Support grant for Sylff fellows, funded by The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Programme
• March 2021: The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Institute of Ancient Studies, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Federal Republic of Germany). Research based on the PhD thesis, funded by The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund Programme
• September 2019 – September 2020: The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Institute of Ancient Studies, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, within the “Erasmus+” programme
• September 2017 – February 2018: University of Warsaw, Institute of Archaeology, Departments of “Archaeology of Ancient Near East” and “Classical Archaeology” (Republic of Poland), within the “Erasmus+” programme
• September 2015 – January 2016: Trakya University, Departments of “Protohistory and Archaeology of Ancient Near East” and “Classical Archaeology” (Republic of Turkey), within the “Erasmus +” programme

Zozan Tarhan received her PhD degree from the Department of Ancient History, Thracian Studies and Mediaeval History of the Faculty of History at the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski with a dissertation entitled “Authority and Ideology in the Early Neo-Assyrian Empire (934 –745 B.C.)”. Her research interests are primarily focused on the following topics: cuneiform studies; Akkadian; Sumerian; Mesopotamian ritual, cultic and divination texts; Neo-Assyrian Empire; Assyrian royal ideology; as well as relations and interactions in the Ancient Near East. She is additionally interested in archaeology and glyptics of the Ancient Near East; Near Eastern influence in Hellas during the Geometric and Archaic periods; contacts between Ancient Thrace and the Ancient Near East; contacts in the Eastern Mediterranean.

https://uni-sofia.academia.edu/ZozanTarhan
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zozan-Tarhan
tarhan.zozan@gmail.com

 

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