Explore the world of Enheduana
Now celebrated as the first known author in literary history, Enheduana was a princess and priestess who lived more than four thousands years ago.
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It’s not often that an author from over 4,000 years ago is in the news. But when she is, you’ll find it here.
- Collected works in English translationSophus Helle’s new book on Enheduana, to be published with Yale University Press in March 2023, is now available for preorder. It contains an English translation of her collected worksContinue reading “Collected works in English translation”
- October 15, 2022–February 19, 2023: Exhibition at The Morgan (New York)From October 15, 2022 through February 19, 2023, The Morgan Library & Museum in New York is hosting an exhibition about Enheduana’s life and literature, and more broadly about theContinue reading “October 15, 2022–February 19, 2023: Exhibition at The Morgan (New York)”
- September 10–11, 2022: Performance at Thorvaldsens Museum (Denmark)Three artists—Danica Curcic, Samina Bazai, and Stine Grøn—are staging an experimental musical performance of the Exaltation of Inana, based on the Danish translation by Sophus Helle, at the Thorvaldsens MuseumContinue reading “September 10–11, 2022: Performance at Thorvaldsens Museum (Denmark)”