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Saana Svärd

Docent in Assyriology, Docent in Middle Eastern Cultural History, University of Turku, Associate Professor in Ancient Near Eastern Studies

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Personal profile

External positions

Docent of Cultural History of the Near East, University of Turku

2016 → …

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 6121 Languages

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2006 2019

Aššur and His Friends: A Statistical Analysis of Neo-Assyrian Texts

Alstola, T., Zaia, S., Sahala, A., Jauhiainen, H., Svärd, S. & Linden, K., 2019, In : Journal of Cuneiform Studies. 71, p. 159-180 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Female Sages in Akkadian Literature

Svärd, S., 2019, Representing the Wise: A Gendered Approach : Proceedings of the 1st Melammu Workshop, Lille, 4–5 April 2016. Anthonioz, S. & Fink, S. (eds.). Münster: Zaphon Verlag, p. 53-64 12 p. (Melammu Workshops and Monographs; no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Muinaisten kielten opetus: Raamatun heprea ja akkadi

Valkama, K. M. J. & Svärd, S. S., 2019, Euroopan ulkopuolisten kielten opetus Suomessa. Valsta, S. & Väisänen, N. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen itämainen seura, p. 1-29 29 p. (Suomen Itämaisen Seuran suomenkielisiä julkaisuja; no. 46).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access

Third Workshop on Gender, Methodology, and the Ancient Near East: Enhancing Networking and Consolidating an Initiative

Svärd, S., De Graef, K., Garcia-Ventura, A. & Anne, G., 2019, In : Near Eastern Archaeology. 82, 3, p. 186-189

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access

Women, Family Life, and Gender Roles in Ancient Mesopotamia

Garcia-Ventura, A. & Svärd, S., 2019, Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection. Lassen, A., Frahm, E. & Wagensonner, K. (eds.). New Haven, CT: Peabody Museum of Natural History

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Projects 2010 2025

Deep Learning and Semantic domains in Akkadian texts

Svärd, S. & Sahala, A.

Helsingin yliopisto


Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Activities 2005 2020

Omar N'Shea

Saana Svärd (Host)
20 Jan 202026 Jan 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Lora Chusova

Saana Svärd (Host)
13 Dec 201921 Dec 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Omar N'Shea

Saana Svärd (Host)
8 Dec 201913 Dec 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Eleanor Bennett

Saana Svärd (Host)
16 Jun 201930 Jun 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

CSTT Annual Meeting 2018

Tero Alstola (Speaker: Presenter), Saana Svärd (Speaker: Presenter), Tuukka Kauhanen (Speaker: Presenter)
9 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars