Department of Greek & Latin


Associate Professor in Ancient Middle Eastern Languages joins UCL Greek and Latin

8 February 2021


UCL has received a donation of more than £11m for research and teaching on the history, heritage and languages of Mesopotamia, the ancient 'land between two rivers' that is now home to modern-day Iraq, Northern Syria and Eastern Turkey. Thanks to the generosity of this donation, the Department of Greek and Latin has appointed an Associate Professor in Ancient Middle Eastern Languages. We are delighted to welcome Dr Mark Weeden to the Department from September 2021. Students will be able to study cuneiform languages such as Akkadian, Sumerian, and Hittite; and Hittite will already be available to students in the academic year 2021-22.

Read more about the investment at UCL news and the ramifications for teaching at the London Centre for the Ancient Near East website.