Dennis Campbell

Dennis Campbell
Assistant Professor
(415) 338-1317
Building: Science
Room Number: 267B
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 8:00 am-9:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-9:00 am, 11:00 am-12:00 pm


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.


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

Courses Recently Taught

Fall 2013

  • HIST 0320 – Archaic and Classical Greece
  • HIST 0603 – Ancient Near East

Spring 2014

  • HIST 0114 – World History to 1500
  • HIST 0322 – The Roman Republic
  • HIST 0710 – Seminar in Ancient History: The Fall of the Roman Empire


  • Archaic and Classical Greece
  • Ancient Near East

Research Interests

  • Ancient History
  • Philology
  • Religion
  • Development of Writing