Eckart Frahm, Professor of Assyriology

Previous Episodes


March 4, 2015
Guest: Ardis Butterfield, Professor of English, French, and Music
Subject: Medieval English lyrics and Chaucer


February 25, 2015
Guest: John Githongo, anti-corruption activist
Subject: Corruption and the future of Kenya.


February 18, 2015
Guest: David Cameron, Professor of Political Science
Subject: Greece and the latest Eurozone crisis.


February 11, 2015
Guest: Kishwar Rizvi, Associate Professor, History of Art
Subject: The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

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February 4, 2015
Guest: Jenifer Van Vleck, Assistant Professor of History & American Studies
Subject: Empire of the Air: Aviation and the American Ascendancy



Episode: March 25, 2015


Professor Frahm's main research interests are Assyrian and Babylonian history and Mesopotamian scholarly texts of the first millennium BCE. His undergraduate courses at Yale include topics in Mesopotamian history, religion, and literature, and the Bible in its ancient Near Eastern setting. Professor Frahm has authored several books, including Babylonian and Assyrian Text Commentaries: Origins of Interpretation. He is currently in the process of creating an online portal that provides key information and full editions of these commentaries.

We talk with Eckart Frahm about the psychohistory of an Assyrian king.

Learn more about Eckart Frahm.