Martha Roth

Martha Roth
Chauncey S. Boucher Distinguished Service Professor of Assyriology in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
The Oriental Institute 324
773.834.2448
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Teaching at UChicago since 1980

Academic Bio

Martha T. Roth is the Chauncey S. Boucher Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Oriental Institute, and the Editor-in-Charge of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary. Roth researches and publishes on the legal and social history of the ancient Near East. Her primary interests have been on family law and on women's legal and social issues, and on the compilation and transmission law norms. Currently, she is working on a project on Mesopotamian law cases.

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Selected Publications

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Recent & Regularly Taught Courses

  • HUMA 14100 Reading Cultures-2
  • AKKD 10102 Elementary Akkadian-2
  • NEHC 20019/30019 Mesopotamian Law
Affiliated Departments and Centers: Oriental Institute
Subject Area: Cuneiform Studies