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Marina Redina-Thomas

2nd Year PhD Student

Marina Redina-Thomas

Educational Background

  • Candidate of Sciences (expected in 2018) Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences, World History
  • MA, 2009, Herzen State Pedagogical University, Cultural Linguistics
  • BA, 2007, St. Petersburg State University, Oriental and African Studies


Marina received a BA in Oriental and African Studies with the focus on Assyriology from St. Petersburg State University (2007) and a MA in Cultural Linguistics from Herzen Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia (2009). In 2010-2018, she was a graduate student at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences working towards the Candidate of Sciences degree (World History / Ancient World). In 2012-2013, Marina was a Fulbright Research Student at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology working on the research project focusing on Middle Babylonian city administration.

Office Hours Fall 2019

Monday 1:40 - 2:40, Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30 & by appointment


  • Archaeology Program
  • Near Eastern Studies


  • Middle Babylonian period
  • Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
  • Administration and bureaucracy
  • Digital humanities


  • 2017 “Cuneiform Archives from Dūr-Enlillē: New Evidence on the Family of šandabakku of Kassite Nippur?” in Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Asian and African Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 4, 2017, pp. 365-376 [In Russian]
  • 2017 “Notes on the Administrative System of Nippur as a Provincial Center of Kassite Babylonia” in Lands and Peoples of the Orient, Vol XXXVII, pp. 121-135 [In Russian]
  • 2016 “State and International Relations in the Ancient Near East. Conference in Memoriam of Vladimir Aronovich Jacobson (St. Petersburg, September 23-24, 2015)” in Written Monuments of the Orient, Vol. 1(24), pp. 107-111 (with Dr. Ivan Bogdanov) [In Russian]
  • 2015 “Who Ruled the Sacred City of Nippur? Šandabakku of Nippur in the Written Sources of the Kassite Period” in Journal of Ancient History ( Vestnik Drevney Istorii ), Vol. 4, pp. 87-103 [In Russian]
  • 2015 “Archaeological Explorations of Ancient Mesopotamia: Cuneiform Archives from Kassite Nippur and Problems of Their Attribution” in Transactions of the Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vol. 12, pp, 121-129 [In Russian]
  • 2015 “Problems and Perspectives of Studying the Kassite Period of Babylonian History” in Humanities and Sciences University Journal, Vol. 14, pp. 199-207 [In Russian]
  • 2015 “Middle Babylonian Letters and Texts of Kudurru Stelae” in Assyriology and Egyptology in St. Petersburg State University. Curriculum Programs for Undergraduate and Graduate Level Students, pp. 19-21 [In Russian]
  • 2015 “Enlil-kidinnī – šandabakku of Kassite Nippur” in The XXVIII International Conference on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa. Asia and Africa in the Changing World. 22-24 April, 2015. Abstracts, p. 312 [In Russian]
  • 2014 “His Seal Has Been Applied”: Ways of Verifying Cuneiform Documents in Nippur during the Kassite Period” in Transactions of Jewish Studies. Philology and Cultural Studies. Issue 3, pp. 299-313 [In Russian]
  • 2013 “Ethnic Diversity and Interactions of the Ethnic Groups in Kassite Babylonia on the Material of Nippur Archives” in The XXVII International Conference on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa. Local Heritage and Global Perspective. “Revolitionism” and “Traditionalism” in the East. April 24-26, 2013. Abstracts of Papers”, pp. 272-273 [In Russian]
  • 2007 “Studying El-Amarna Archives as a Source on History of Kassite Babylonia” in The XXIV International Conference on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa. April 10-12, 2007. Abstracts of Papers”, pp. 231-233 [In Russian]