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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
September 25, 2017
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Dr. K. Feuerherm

Dr. Karljürgen Feuerherm

Associate Professor, Ancient Near Eastern and Digital Humanities

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3193
Fax: (519) 746-3655
Office Location: 2-139

Personal Website:
Academic Background
Education: He holds a PhD in Akkadian Language and Literature (Toronto, 2004; minors Semitic Linguistics and Sumerian), an M.Div. (Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, 1994) and a B. Math/Computer Science (Waterloo, 1984). His dissertation topic was "Abum-waqar and his Circle: A Prosopographical Study," a study of economic and related documents from the city of Larsa under Rim-Sîn


Karljürgen is Associate Professor specializing in Amorite Akkadian, Classical Hebrew, and the culture and mythology of the ancient Near East and Egypt, with a focus on the early second millennium.

Other Interests:

Karljürgen was one of three authors of a proposal recently accepted by the Unicode Technical Committee to encode Mesopotamian Cuneiform script (N2698: Revised proposal to encode the Cuneiform script in the SMP of the UCS by Michael Everson, Karljürgen Feuerherm, and Steve Tinney - He also enjoys teaching Shorinji-ryu Karatedo as the head instructor of a local dojo.