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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

  • PL 4 (Fabianinkatu 24)

    00014

    Finland

20062025
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Publications 2006 2019

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

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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

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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

2018

(Re)constructing the Image of the Assinnu

Svärd, S. & Nissinen, M., 2018, Studying Gender in the Ancient Near East. Svärd, S. & Garcia-Ventura, A. (eds.). Eisenbrauns, p. 373–411 39 p.

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

Semantic Domains in Akkadian Text

Svärd, S. S., Jauhiainen, H. A., Linden, B. K. J. & Sahala, A. J. A., 7 Aug 2018, CyberResearch on the Ancient Near East and Neighboring Regions: Case Studies on Archaeological Data, Objects, Texts, and Digital Archiving. Juloux, V. B., Gansell, A. R. & di Ludovico, A. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 224-256 33 p. (Digital Biblical Studies; no. 2).

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

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Studying Gender in the Ancient Near East

Svärd, S. S. (ed.) & Garcia-Ventura, A. (ed.), 2018, Eisenbrauns. 520 p. (Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Women in Neo-Assyrian Temples

Svärd, S., 2018, Neo-Assyrian Sources in Context: Thematic Studies on Texts, History, and Culture. Yamada, S. (ed.). Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, p. 117-133 17 p. (State Archives of Assyria Studies; vol. 28).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

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2017

CSTT and Gender

Svärd, S. S., Tervanotko, H. K. (ed.) & Bonnie, R. G. L. M. (ed.), 2017, Helsinki: University of Helsinki. 43 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientific

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Gender and Methodology in Assyriology

Svärd, S. S., 2017, CSTT and Gender. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology, p. 27-32 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access

Women's Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Anthology of the Earliest Female Authors

Svärd, S. & Halton, C., 2017, Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press. 254 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

2016

Cross-cultural Studies in Near Eastern History and Literature

Svärd, S. (ed.) & Rollinger, R. (ed.), 2016, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag. 250 p. (Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East; vol. 2)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Neo-Assyrian Elite Women

Svärd, S., 2016, Women in Antiquity: Real Women across the Ancient World. Budin, S. L. & Macintosh Turfa, J. (eds.). Abingdon ; New York, NY: Routledge, p. 126-137 12 p. (Rewriting Antiquity).

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

Osaako kukaan puhua muinaisia kieliä?

Svärd, S., 2016, In : Tiede. 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Shin-asshiria-jidai no joseitachi

Translated title of the contribution: Neo-Assyrian WomenSvärd, S. & Karahashi, F. (Translator), Mar 2016, In : Kiyō - Chūō Daigaku. Bungakubu. 61, p. 25-42 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Studying Gender: A Case Study of Female Administrators in Neo-Assyrian Palaces

Svärd, S., 2016, The Role of Women in Work and Society in the Ancient Near East. Lion, B. & Michel, C. (eds.). Boston, MA ; Berlin: de Gruyter, 12 p. (Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records; vol. 13).

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

Open Access

The Figure of Semiramis in Roman and Sammu-ramat in Neo-Assyrian Texts: Reflections on Gender

Svärd, S. S. & Truschnegg, B., 2016, (In preparation) In : Journal of Near Eastern Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2015

Change in Neo-Assyrian Imperial Administration: Evolution and Revolution

Svärd, S. (ed.) & May, N. N. (ed.), 2015, Padova: S.A.R.G.O.N. Editrice e Libreria. 220 p. (State Archives of Assyria Bulletin; vol. 21)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Changes in Neo-Assyrian Queenship

Svärd, S., 2015, In : State Archives of Assyria Bulletin.. 21, p. 157-171 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Machtvolle Frauen: Die neuassyrischen Königinnen und ihre Haushalte

Translated title of the contribution: Powerful Women: The Neo-Assyrian Queens and their HouseholdSvärd, S. & Vogel, H. (Translator), 2015, In : Antike Welt. 2, p. 32-36 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Menetys

Translated title of the contribution: LossSvärd, S. & Lu, L., Sep 2015

Research output: Non-textual formPerformanceArt in coproductionpeer-review

Preface: The Importance of Noticing Change

Svärd, S. & May, N. N., 2015, In : State Archives of Assyria Bulletin.. 21, p. 5-10 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Women and Power in Neo-Assyrian Palaces

Svärd, S., 2015, Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project. 300 p. (State Archives of Assyria Studies; no. 23)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

2014

Female Agency and Authorship in Mesopotamian Texts

Svärd, S., 2014, In : Kaskal. 2013, 10, p. 269-280

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Political Leadership: Ancient Near East

Svärd, S., 14 Nov 2014, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies. O´Brien, J. M. (ed.). Oxford, p. vol 2, 17-23

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

The Microcosm-Macrocosm Analogy in Mesopotamian and Medieval Arabic History of Science

Svärd, S. & Nokso-Koivisto, I., Oct 2014, Case Studies in Transmission. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, (The Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient and Medieval Near East; vol. 1).

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

2013

The Microcosm-macrocosm Analogy in Mesopotamian and Mediaeval Islamic Contexts

Nokso-Koivisto, I. & Svärd, S., 2013, In : Studia Orientalia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2012

Assyrian naisten vallaton valta

Svärd, S., Aunio, L. (ed.) & Janhunen, J. (ed.), 2012, Miten minusta tuli tohtori: Itämaiden tutkijat kertovat. Aunio, L. & Janhunen, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen itämainen seura, p. 338-344 (Suomen Itämaisen Seuran suomenkielisiä julkaisuja; no. 40).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

Differences in Ancient Assyria: Some Methodological Questions

Svärd, S., 2012, Perspectives on Difference: Makings and Workings of Power. Kajanus, A. & Meincke, M. (eds.). Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Department of World Cultures, (Renvall Institute Publications; no. 30).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Lectio praecursoria: Power and Women in the Neo-Assyrian Palaces

Svärd, S., 16 Mar 2012, In : Ennen ja nyt : historian tietosanomat.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Naisten valta uusassyrialaisissa palatseissa

Svärd, S., 2012, In : Kangastus. syyskuu, p. 13-16

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Power and Women in the Neo-Assyrian Palaces

Svärd, S., 2012, Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto, maailman kulttuurien laitos. 323 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisMonograph

Sodan ja rakkauden jumalatar: Kaksoisvirtainmaan naiset ja pyhyys

Svärd, S., 2012, In : Lukemista Levantista. 4, p. 1-5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Women, Power and Heterarchy in the Neo-Assyrian Palaces

Svärd, S., 2012, Organization, Representation, and Symbols of Power in the Ancient Near East: Proceedings of the 54th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale at Würzburg 20–25 July 2008. Wilhelm, G. (ed.). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, p. 507-518

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2011

Book Review of: Leichty, Erle: The Royal Inscriptions of Esarhaddon, King of Assyria (680-669)

Svärd, S., 2011, In : Studia Orientalia. 111, p. 470-473 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Tohtorikoulutuksen rakenteet muuotoksessa: Tohtorikoulutuksen kansallinen seuranta-arviointi

Niemi, H., Aittola, H., Harmaakorpi, V., Lassila, O., Svärd, S., Ylikarjula, J., Hiltunen, K. & Talvinen, K., 2011, Helsinki: Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvosto. 96 p. (Korkeakoulujen arviointineuvoston julkaisuja; no. 15:2011)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Uusassyrialaisten palatsien naiset

Svärd, S., 2011, In : Historia. 11, p. 30-33

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

2010

“Maid of the King” (GÉME ša šarri) in the Neo-Assyrian Texts

Svärd, S., Dec 2010, Studies Presented in Honour of Veysel Donbaz DUB.SAR E.DUB.BA.A: Veysel Donbaz'a Sunulan Yazilar. Sevket, D. (ed.). Istanbul: Ege Yayinlari

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

2009

Of god(s), trees, kings, and scholars: Neo-Assyrian and related studies in honour of Simo Parpola

Luukko, M. (ed.), Svärd, S. (ed.) & Mattila, R. (ed.), 2009, Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society. 503 p. (Studia Orientalia; no. 106)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Of God(s), Trees, Kings, and Scholars: Neo-Assyrian and Related Studies in Honour of Simo Parpola

Luukko, M. (ed.), Svärd, S. S. (ed.) & Mattila, R. A. (ed.), 2009, Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society. (Studia Orientalia)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Who Were the "Ladies of the House" in the Assyrian Empire?

Luukko, M. & Svärd, S. S., 2009, Of God(s), Trees, Kings, and Scholars: Neo-Assyrian and Related Studies in Honour of Simo Parpola. Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society, Vol. 106. p. 279-294 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Who were the “Ladies of the house” in the Assyrian Empire?

Svärd, S. & Luukko, M., 2009, Of God(s), Trees, Kings, and Scholars: Neo-Assyrian and Related Studies in Honour of Simo Parpola. Finnish Oriental Society, Vol. 106. p. 279-294 15 p. (Studia Orientalia).

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

2008

Sacred marriage and the devotees of Istar

Teppo, S., 2008, Sacred marriages: the divine-human sexual metaphor from Sumer to early Christianity. Nissinen, M. & Uro, R. (eds.). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, p. 75-92 18 p.

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

Women's roles in the Neo-Assyrian era: female agency in the empire

Svärd, S., 2008, Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag. 124 p.

Research output: ThesisMaster's thesisTheses

2007

Agency and the Neo-Assyrian women of the palace

Teppo, S., 2007, Studia Orientalia. Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society, Vol. 101. p. 381-420 40 p. (Studia Orientalia; vol. Volume 101).

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

Assyrian-English-Assyrian dictionary

Parpola, S. (ed.), Whiting, R. M. (ed.), Cherry, Z. (ed.), Luukko, M. (ed.), Buylaere, G. V. (ed.), Gentili, P. (ed.), Donovan, S. (ed.) & Teppo, S. (ed.), 2007, Helsinki, Finland: Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, Institute for Asian and African Studies, University of Helsinki. 289 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Muinaiset naiset: Kulttuurintutkimus 24 (teemanumero)

Teppo, S. (ed.), 2007, (Kulttuurintutkimus; vol. 2007, no. 2)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Muinaiset naiset: pääkirjoitus

Teppo, S., 2007, In : Kulttuurintutkimus. 24, 2, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

The role and duties of the Neo-Assyrian shakintu in the light of archival evidence

Teppo, S., 2007, In : State Archives of Assyria Bulletin.. Vol. 16, p. 257-272 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Uusassyrialaisten palatsien naiset: eristettyjä ja alistettuja?

Teppo, S., 2007, In : Kulttuurintutkimus. 24, 2, p. 3-14 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review