Postdoctoral Researcher

Bonn Centre for Dependency & Slavery Studies (BCDSS)

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

​Heussallee 18–24


?53113 Bonn

Forschung und Projekte

Aktuelle(s) Projekt(e)

Forced Foreign Labour in Early Mesopotamia: Slaves, Captives and Deportees


Monographien (und Dissertation)

Bartash, V. (2019): Establishing Value: Weight Measures in Early Mesopotamia. Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records 23. Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter. xviii+270 S. ISBN: 978-1-5015-1714-3, DOI:
Bartash, V. (2017): Sumerian Administrative and Legal Documents ca. 2900‒2200 BC in the Schøyen Collection. Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology 35. Bethesda, MD: CDL Press. xviii+536 S. ISBN 978-1-9343-0973-5.
Bartash, V. (2013): Miscellaneous Early Dynastic and Sargonic Texts in the Cornell University Collections. Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology 23. Bethesda, MD: CDL Press. xiv+243 S., 23 Tafeln. ISBN 978-1-9343-0949-0.


2020 “The Early Dynastic Near East”. In: K. Radner, N. Moeller, D. T. Potts (Hrsg.), The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East. Vol. 1: From the Beginnings to Old Kingdom Egypt and the Dynasty of Akkad. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020, 531-611.
2020 “Coerced Human Mobility and Elite Social Networks in Early Dynastic Iraq and Iran”, Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History 7 (2020), 25-57. DOI:
2018 “Going for the Subarean Brand: The Import of Labor in Early Babylonia”, Journal of Near Eastern Studies 77 (2018), 263-278.
2018 “Sumerian ‘Child’”, Journal of Cuneiform Studies 70 (2018), 3-25.
2018 “Age, Gender and Labor: Strategies to Classify Humans in Early Cuneiform Records ca. 3350-2500 BC”. In: A. Garcia-Ventura (Hrsg.), What’s in a Name? Terminology Related to the Work Force and Job Categories in the Ancient Near East. Alter Orient und Altes Testament 440. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2018, 45-80.
2017 „Supervision over Weighing in Early Dynastic and Sargonic Mesopotamia“. In: R. de Boer & J. G. Dercksen (Hrsg.), Private and State in the Ancient Near East. Proceedings of the 58th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale at Leiden 16–20 July 2012. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2017, 79‒87.
2015 “Children in Institutional Households of Late Uruk Period Mesopotamia”, Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 105 (2015), 131-138.
2015 „On the Sumerian City UB-meki, the Alleged ‘Umma”“, Cuneiform Digital Library Bulletin 2015:002, 1-7 (
2014 “E2-mi2 “Women’s Quarters”: the Earliest Written Evidence”. In: F. Buccellati, T. Helms und A. Tamm (Hrsg.), Household and Household Economies in 3rd Millennium B.C. Syro-Mesopotamia. BAR International Series 2682. Oxford: Oxbow, 2014, 9-20.
2012 „Die Entstehung eines Gewichtssystems in Mesopotamien“. In: Ch. Trümpler und P. Breunig (Hrsg.), Werte im Widerstreit: von Bräuten, Muscheln, Geld und Kupfer. Wiesbaden: Hessisches Ministerium für Bildung und Kunst, 2012, 9-14.
2010 „Puhru: Assembly as a Political Institution in ‘Enūma eliš‘“. In: L. Kogan et al. (Hrsg.), Language in the Ancient Near East. Proceedings of the 53e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Vol. 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2010, 1083-1109.
2008 „Das babylonische Weltschöpfungsepos ‘Enūma eliš‘“, Belarussische Historische Zeitschrift 111 (2008), 27-34 [auf Belarussisch].