Natalya V. Koslova

Curriculum vitae:

Russian citizen, born on 1 February 1968, in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia (Soviet Union).

Mailing address: office - Oriental Department, The State Hermitage Museum, Dvortsovaya nab. 34, 191065 St. Petersburg, Russia private -Pochtamtskaya str. 11-21, 190000 St. Petersburg, Russia

1987-1992 studied Assyriology at the Oriental Faculty of the University of St. Petersburg (Department of the History of the Ancient Near East, under Dr. Rostislav A. Gribov and Dr. Sergey G. Koshurnikov)

1992-1993 studied Sumerology at the University of Münster, Germany (Institut für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Altertumskunde, under Prof. Joachim Krecher)

1993 graduated from the University of St. Petersburg with M.A. (supervisor: Prof. Igor M. Diakonoff)

1993-present curator of the Ur III cuneiform collection at the Oriental Department of the State Hermitage Museum, working on Ur III texts from the Hermitage collection (tablets currently being prepared for publication)

1998-present teaching Sumerology at the Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow (Department of Oriental Cultures)

1998-present working on a dissertation about reeds and timber in Ur III Umma

1998-present member of the Cuneiform Digital LIbrary Initiative, including supervision of 3rd millennium Hermitage tablet digitization by CDLI staff in St. Petersburg, regular data processing sessions at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, and participation at the CDLI associates meeting in Los Angeles in October 2001

2000-present teaching Sumerology at the Oriental Faculty of the University of St. Petersburg (Department of the History of the Ancient Near East)

2001-present member of the editorial board of the Cuneiform Digital Library Journal and Bulletin, online journals of the CDLI

Publications

Articles:

  1. "Counsels of Wisdom (A Sumerian Instructive Composition)," St. Petersburg Journal of Oriental Studies 7 (1995) 412-434 (in Russian)
  2. "A Fragment of a Sumerian School Dialogue," Vestnik drevnej istorii (Moscow) 1995/2, 68-72 (in Russian, with a summary in English)
  3. Introduction (the History of the Ur III Hermitage Collection) to F. d'Agostino, Testi amministrativi della III dinastia di Ur dal Museo Statale Ermitage San Pietroburgo - Russia (=MVN 20; Rome 1997) XII-XXV (in Russian/Italian)
  4. "Eine syllabische Schreibung des Namens Babylon in einem Ur III-Text aus Umma," NABU 1998/21.
  5. Review of W. Sallaberger & A. Westenholz, Mesopotamien: Akkade-Zeit und Ur III-Zeit. Annäherungen 3, in WZKM 91 (2001) 387-403 (in German)
  6. "Zu einem Scheinpersonennamen in den Wirtschaftsurkunden der Ur III-Zeit," in: History and Languages of Ancient Orient: I.M. Diakonoff Memorial Volume (St. Petersburg, 2002) 157-177 (in Russian, with a summary in German)
  7. "Fünf sumerische Briefe aus der Ermitage-Sammlung in St. Petersburg," in: Festschrift Burkhart Kienast (forthcoming)

Text Editions:

  1. Neusumerische Verwaltungstexte aus Umma aus der Sammlung der Ermitage zu St. Petersburg - Russland (=MVN 21; Rome 2000)
  2. Ur III-Texte der St. Petersburger Eremitage (=SANTAG 6; Harrasowitz Verlag: Wiesbaden 2000)