Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College
Areas of expertise
Greek and Babylonian cultural and intellectual history, with a particular focus on the Hellenistic period; connections between the Greek world and Babylonia in the first millennium BC; cultural interaction in Seleucid Babylonia; Mesopotamian astrology; libraries and scholarship in the ancient world.
‘Collations to the Antiochus Cylinder (BM 36277)’, Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires(2012) no. 35.
‘Edition of the Antiochus (Borsippa) Cylinder’, part of the Corpus of Ancient Mesopotamian Scholarship, Oracc (2012) [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/cams/selbi/Q004179/html/].
Entries on ‘An/Anu’, ‘Iškur/Adad’, 'Ninazu', 'Ninisinna', 'Ninsi'anna' and 'Šala', for the online encyclopaedia Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses, Oracc and the UK Higher Education Academy (2011-12) [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg].
‘Secrets in the library: protected knowledge and professional identity in Late Babylonian Uruk’, Iraq 75 (2013)
‘"Antiochus … king of Babylon, king of the lands, am I." The Antiochus Cylinder, Babylonian scholarship and Seleucid imperial ideology’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 134 (forthcoming 2014).
‘From Herodotus to a “Hellenistic” world? The eastern geographies of Aristotle and Theophrastus’, in E. Barker, S. Bouzarovski, C. Pelling and L. Isaksen (eds.) New Worlds out of Old Texts: Developing Techniques for the Spatial Analysis of Ancient Narratives. Oxford: OUP (forthcoming 2014)
With E. Robson, ‘Scholarly tablet collections in first-millennium Assyria and Babylonia’, in G. Barjamovic and K. Ryholt (eds.), The Earliest Libraries: Library Tradition in the Ancient Near East. Oxford: OUP (forthcoming 2014)