The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

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

Andrea Trameri received his PhD at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (2020) and has a BA and MA from the University of Pavia (Italy) in Classics and Ancient Near Eastern studies (2009, 2012). His research focus includes history of pre-classical Anatolia, Hittite language and philology, Anatolian archaeology.

He is currently postdoctoral research fellow at NINO (2021-2023), with a project on the history of Cilicia and the kingdom of Kizzuwatna in the second millennium BCE. His dissertation on this topic brings together philological and archaeological evidence, and aims at providing the first complete history of this region. At NINO, he will continue his research in order to publish a volume on this subject.

He previously worked on Hittite rituals (Purifying a house from blood. A Hittite ritual for the Ancient Gods (CTH 446), Lockwood, 2021), Hittite religion, and on Anatolian Hieroglyphic.
He has been field supervisor at the excavations of Kınık Höyük (Niğde, Turkey), working on late Achaemenid and Hellenistic period levels (2013-2019, 2021).

Research interests

Ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology (especially Anatolia); Anatolian Hieroglyphic; Hittite language and philology; Hittite rituals and religion.


PhD, The Ancient World, ISAW, New York University (2020)
Dissertation: The land of Kizzuwatna. History of Cilicia in the second millennium BCE until the Hittite conquest (ca. 2000-1350).

MA, Philology, literatures, history of the Ancient Mediterranean, Università di Pavia (2012)
Thesis: A summon of the Ancient gods and of the Netherworld deities (CTH 446). Critical edition, translation, commentary (in Italian).

BA, Classics and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Università di Pavia (2009)
Thesis: The Ancient gods in the Hittite religious tradition (in Italian).

Publications (selected)