Dennis Campbell

Dennis Campbell
Associate Professor
Phone: 
(415) 338-1317
Building: Science
Room Number: 267B
Office Hours: 
Monday: 8:00 am-9:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-9:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Biography

My area of research is in the history and languages of the ancient Near East. My primary specialization is in the Hittites (ancient Anatolia/Turkey), the Hurrians (northern Mesopotamia, Syria, southeastern Anatolia) and the Urartians (eastern Anatolia). I have also been heavily involved with administrative material written in Elamite from the Achaemenid (Old Persian) period. My teaching interests cover the breadth of the ancient world.  I teach courses on the history of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome. My publications have explored philological topics on the Hurrian language as well as historical research on the Hittites, Hurrians and their place in the ancient world.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2007
  • M.A., University of Chicago, 2007
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1998

Courses Recently Taught

Fall 2017

  • HIST 0320 – Archaic and Classical Greece
  • HIST 0323 - Imperial Rome
  • HIST 0640 - Proseminar: Roman Empire

Spring 2018

  • HIST 0114 – World History to 1500
  • HIST 0328 – Early Christian Church to 313
  • HIST 0603 – History of the Ancient Near East

Courses Taught

  • HIST 114 World History to 1500
  • HIST 320 Archaic and Classical Greece
  • HIST 321 Hellinistic Greece
  • HIST 322 Roman Republic
  • HIST 323 Imperial Rome
  • HIST 328 Early Church to 313
  • HIST 329 Early Church 313-787
  • HIST 600 Cities and Empires in Mesopotamia
  • HIST 603 Ancient Near East: Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age
  • HIST 620 Pirates and Piracy
  • HIST 640 Proseminar: Roman Empire
  • HIST 640 Proseminar: Ancient Sexuality: From Egypt to Rome
  • HIST 710 Graduate Seminar: Fall of Rome
  • HIST 710 Graduate Seminar: Imperial Collapse
  • Independent Study: Cuneiform, Hurrians and Hittites; Ancient EMpires

Research Interests

  • Ancient History
  • Philology
  • Religion
  • Development of Writing
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Pirates