Matthew W. Stolper

Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

Matthew W. Stolper is Professor of Assyriology and the John A. Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies in the Oriental Institute. He has worked primarily on Achaemenid Babylonian texts and secondarily on Elamite history and texts. His main effort now is on recording the Persepolis Fortification Archive, a large cluster of administrative records excavated by the Oriental Institute in 1933.  Stolper's courses have dealt mostly with Akkadian historical and legal texts of the late first millennium, with forays into Old Persian and Elamite language and Achaemenid history. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cuneiform Studies and ARTA.