Professor Ömür Harmanşah
Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
UT Austin: Departments of Middle Eastern Studies and Religious Studies
Professor Harmanşah’s research examines the art, archaeology, and material culture of the ancient Near East. He has written extensively on cities, urban space, and social memory, especially during the Bronze and Iron Ages in ancient Mesopotamia and Anatolia. His current work focuses on theories of place and landscape, while he investigates the cultural meanings of springs, caves, and such geological features from antiquity to early modernity.