News from the Journal of Near Eastern Studies

The department is pleased to announce that James Osborne, Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology, is now serving as Editor of the Journal of Near Eastern Studies (JNES).  Osborne is taking over the role of Editor from Christopher Woods, who has been Editor since 2009. Prof. Woods’ last issue was JNES 79, no. 1 (April 2020).

We are grateful to Prof. Woods for transforming the journal into its modern format (updated and expanded layout, color images, revamped cover design) while maintaining the journal’s intellectual rigor and its role as the world’s leading ‘big tent’ venue for peer-reviewed scholarship in Near Eastern studies. 

In Spring 2020, JNES's Managing Editor, Seth Richardson, designed and taught Babylonian Knowledge: The Mesopotamian Way of Thought. The course, open to graduates and undergraduates, introduced students to the major categories of knowledge created and employed in ancient Assyria and Babylonia while also examining the epistemological precepts on which knowledge was constructed.