The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

Lidewij van de Peut is currently working as a NINO postdoctoral fellow for the Böhl Collection Cataloguing Project. She works on the Neo- and Late-Babylonian archival documents in the collection.

Her other research interests center on the use and function of written texts from ancient Anatolia and Mesopotamia in the second and first millennium BCE. She is particularly interested in the performance and rhetoric of religious and political literature, and in the transfer of texts and knowledge throughout the ancient Near East.


2018: PhD in Altorientalistik, at the Freie Universität Berlin, within the graduate programme ‘Ancient Languages and Texts’ of the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies. Doctoral dissertation: “Persuading the Divine: On the Composition of Hittite Prayers”; supervisors: Prof.dr. J. Klinger and Prof.dr. M.J. Geller.

2012: MA in Classics and Ancient Near Eastern Civilisations, specialization: Assyriology (ResMA), at Leiden University.

2009: BA in Talen en Culturen van Mesopotamië en Anatolië, at Leiden University.

Academic Positions

2019: Lecturer, at Leiden University.

2018-2019: Research assistant in Assyriology, at Leiden University, within the ERC CoG project Persia and Babylonia: Creating a New Context for Understanding the Emergence of the First World Empire of Prof. C. Waerzeggers.


Profile at Leiden University website