WATANABE Chikako Esther

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Name
WATANABE Chikako Esther
Affiliation
Osaka Gakuin University
Section
Faculty of International Studies
Job title
Professor
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy(PhD)(University of Cambridge(U.K)), Master of Arts(M.A.)(University of Birmingham(U.K)), Master of Arts(M.A.)(Gakushuin University)

Profile

Chikako E. Watanabe (PhD Cambridge 1999) is Professor of Assyriology and Art History in the Faculty of International Studies at Osaka Gakuin University. Her academic interests range from Neo-Assyrian pictorial narratives and animal symbolism to an analysis of the source materials of Assyrian reliefs and cuneiform tablets. She was awarded the Third JSPS prize on “Narratological Interpretation of the Art of Ancient Mesopotamia” in 2006. She is the author of Animal Symbolism in Mesopotamia: A Contextual Approach, WOO 1 (2002).

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Education

 
 
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1998
Assyriology, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge
 
 
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1986
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Literature, Gakushuin University
 

Published Papers

 
Holocene fluvial and anthrogenic processes in the region of Uruk in southern Mesopotamia
Jaafar Jotheri, Mark Altaweel, Akihiro Tuji, Ryo Anma, Benjamin Pennington, Stephanie Rost and Chikako Watanabe
Quartnary International xxx   1-13   2017   [Refereed]
The symbolic role of animals in Babylon: A contextual approchi to the lion, the bull and the mushussu
WATANABE Chikako Esther
Iraq 77   249-259   2015   [Refereed]
Diatom analysis of cuneiform tablets housed in the British Museum
Akihiro Tuji,Anke Marsh,Mark Altaweel,Jonathan Taylor and WATANABE Chikako Esther
Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science.Series B,Botany   40(3) 101-106   2014   [Refereed]
Assessing the resilience of irrigation agriculture: applying a social-ecolofical model for understanding the mitigation of salinization
Mark Altaweel and Chikako E. Watanabe
Journal of Achaeological science   39(4) 1160-1171   2012   [Refereed]
NAA and XRF analyses and magnetic susceptibility measurement of Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets
Johannes H. Sterba,Etsuo Uchida,Max Bichiler,Toshiki Sasaki and Chikako E. Watanabe
Scienze dell'Antichità 17   409-426   2011

Misc

 
An analysis of the composition, "The Battle of Til-Tuba"
4th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East      2004
The 'Continuous Style' in the narrative schemes of Late Assyrian reliefs
49e Reucontre Assyriologique Internationale, London      2003
"Symbolism of the Royal Lion Hunt in Assyria"(口頭発表)
43rd Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale 1-5 July 1996, at Charles Iniversity, Prague, Czech Republic      1996
"A Problem in the Libation Scence of Ashurbanipal"
Cult and Ritual in the Ancient Near East, Bulletin of the Middle Eastern Culture Center   6 91-104   1992
The Depiction of Depth of Field in the Lion Hunt Reliefs of the Neo-Assyrian Period
Bulletin of the Ancient Orient Museum   12 129-160   1991

Books etc

 
I am ashurbanipal: King of the Word, King of Assyria
WATANABE Chikako Esther (Part:Joint Work, Reading Ashurbanipal's palace reliefs: methods of presenting visual narratives)
British Museum with Thames & Hudson   2018   
Composite Artefacts in the Ancient Near East: Exhibiting an imaginative materiality, showing a genealogical nature
S. Di Paolo (ed.) (Part:Joint Work, Composite animals representing the property of thunder in Mesopotamia)
Archaeopress   2018   
At the Dawn of History: Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of J. N. Postgate
M. Worthington and A. N. Stone (eds.) (Part:Joint Work, Association of the dog with healing power in Mesopotamia)
Eisenbrauns   2017   
The Archaeology of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Adjacent Regions
K Kopanias and J. MacGinnis (eds.) (Part:Joint Work, Philological and scientific analyses of cuneiform tablets housed in Sulaymaniyah (Slemani) Museum)
Oxford: Archaeopress   2016   
Critical Approaches in Ancient Near Eastern Art
(eds.) Marian Feldman and Brian Brown (Part:Joint Work, Styles of Pictorial Narratives in Assurbanipal’s Reliefs)
De Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston   2014   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
The Different Types of Lions Represented in Ashurbanipal's Lion Hunt Reliefs
WATANABE Chikako Esther and Jamie Novotny
64th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale   16 Jul 2018   
A Series of (Un)fortunate Events: Visual and Textual Representations as Witnesses to the Death of Teumman at Til-Tuba
WATANABE Chikako Esther
63rd Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale   24 Jul 2017   
Recording an Assyrian Battle: A Look at the Assyrian-Elamite Conflict at Til-Tuba in Textual and Visual Sources
WATANABE Chikako Esther and Jamie Novotny
Battle descriptions as literary texts: a comparative approach: Interdisciplinary conference   17 May 2017   
Composite animals in Mesopotamia as cultual symbols
WATANABE Chikako Esther
10th International Congress onth Archaeilogy of the Ancient   26 Apr 2016   
Biological investigation of clay tablets in the context of the palaeoenvilonment
Akihiro Tuji, Ryo Anma and WATANABE Chikako Esther
10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East,Austrian Academy of Sciences   25 Apr 2016   
Identifying the four foreigners paying homage to Assurbanipal in BM ME 12495-6 through textual and pictorial sourses
Jamie Novotny and WATANABE Chikako Esther
61th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale,University of Geneve   22 Jun 2015   
Unraveling the mystery of an unrecorded event:indentifying the four foreigners paying homage to Ashurbanipal in BM ME 124945-6,Interaction, Interplay and Combined Use of Different Sources in Neo-Assyrian Studies
Jamie Novotny and WATANABE Chikako Esther
19 Dec 2014   
Philological and Scientific analyses of cuneiform tablets housed in Sulaymaniyah Museum'
WATANABE Chikako Esther
Archaeological Research in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the adjacent areas   3 Nov 2013   
Compositional arrangement used in state pictorial narratives: Special features of the ‘centric arrangement’ in Assurbanipal reliefs'
WATANABE Chikako Esther
58th Rencoutre Assyriologique Internationale   Jul 2012   
An innovative approach to tracing environmental changes in ancient Mesopotamia: Ecohistory of salinisation and aridification in Ilaq
WATANABE Chikako Esther
57th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, July 2011, Rome   Jul 2011   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Reconstruction of Assyrian reliefs through the analysis of material stone
JSPS: KAKENHI
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): WATANABE Chikako Esther
Ecohistory of Iraq through the analysis of cuneiform tablets and other clay objects
JSPS: KAKENHI
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): WATANABE Chikako Esther
Ecohistory of Iraq through the analysis of cuneiform tablets and other clay objects
JSPS: KAKENHI
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): WATANABE Chikako Esther
Water and Cities in Ancient Iraq through the Analysis of Clay Tablets
JSPS: Bilateral Research Project (OP)
Project Year: Jul 2014 - Jun 2016    Investigator(s): WATANABE Chikako Esther
Provenance study of cuneiform tablets housed in Sulaymaniyah Museum and geological survey along the Tigris river
JSPS: KAKENHI
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): WATANABE Chikako Esther