Amélie Kuhrt

Amélie Kuhrt FBA (born 1944) is a historian and specialist in the history of the ancient Near East.

She was educated at King's College London, University College London and SOAS.

Professor Emerita at University College London, she specialises in the social, cultural and political history of the region from c.3000-100 BC, especially the Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian and Seleucid empires. She was co-organiser of the Achaemenid History Workshops from 1983 to 1990. In 1997, her book The Ancient Near East : c.3000-330 BC was awarded the annual American History Association's James Henry Breasted Prize for the best book in English on any field of history prior to the year 1000 AD.

Kuhrt was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2001. She is currently a member of the British Academy's Projects Committee, which is responsible for assessing the scope for new projects and initiatives sponsored by the Academy.

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