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Dennis Campbell

Associate Professor
Phone: (415) 338-1317
Email: drcampbe@sfsu.edu
Location: Humanities Building Room 262

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

Spring 2021
HIST 0322 – Roman Republic
HIST 0329 – Early Christian Church, 313‐787
HIST 0339 – Pirates and Piracy

Fall 2021
HIST 0300 – Seminar in Historical Analysis
HIST 0310 – Cities and Empires in Mesopotamia
HIST 0328 – Pagans and Christians

Courses Taught

  • HIST 114 World History to 1500
  • HIST 300 Seminar in Historical Analysis
  • HIST 310 Ancient Near East: Cities and Empires in Mesopotamia
  • HIST 311 Ancient Mediterranean World in Transition: c. 1600‐700 BC
  • 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 339 Pirates and Piracy
  • HIST 640 Proseminar: Roman Empire
  • HIST 640 Proseminar: Ancient Sexuality: From Egypt to Rome
  • HIST 705 Graduate Seminar: Approaches to History
  • 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