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1Name:  Dr. Piotr Michalowski
 Institution:  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
 Year Elected:  1999
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  404b
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1948
Piotr Michalowski is George G. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations at the University of Michigan. Educated at Warsaw and Yale Universities, he then went on to do research and teach at Harvard, UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Michalowski's work concentrates on the literatures, religion, history, historiography, and languages of ancient Mesopotamia, with special attention to the early periods. Dr. Michalowski is currently working on a number of projects, including an edition of a major collection of Sumerian magical texts and an anthology of Sumerian poetry. His most recent publications include work on Sumerian goddesses, a study of the ideology of Nabonidus, the last independent king of Babylon, and a grammatical sketch of the Sumerian language. Also, for the last decade, he has been editor of the Journal of Cuneiform Studies. In light of recent world events, Dr. Michalowski organized and continues to guide the American Coordinating Committee for Iraqi Cultural Heritage. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1999, was elected President of the International Association of Assyriologists in 2009, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.
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