Collected works in English translation

Sophus 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 works as well as a detailed introduction to her historical background, literary reception, and the main themes treated in her poems. This website was launched to accompany the book.

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 the world of women in ancient Iraq during the third millennium BCE. Find more information at The Morgan’s website, where you can also access a virtual tour of the exhibit.

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 Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The performance, which is organized in connection with the Golden Days festival, will take place on September 10–11, 2022.