The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
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ETCSL: credits and copyright

Project members

Software development

Search software was written by Steve Tinney of the Pennylvania Sumerian Dictionary Project at the University of Pennsylvania, and implemented with the aid of the University of Oxford's Academic Computing Development Team.


If you wish to use or cite the corpus, please use the following form of citation:

Black, J.A., Cunningham, G., Fluckiger-Hawker, E, Robson, E., and Zólyomi, G., The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (, Oxford 1998- .

Copyright © J.A. Black, G. Cunningham, E. Robson, and G. Zólyomi 1998, 1999, 2000; J.A. Black, G. Cunningham, E. Flückiger-hawker, E. Robson, J. Taylor, and G. Zólyomi 2001. The authors have asserted their moral rights.


The ETCSLproject is based at the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford. We have received funding from the following bodies:

Gábor Zólyomi's work for the ETCSL project, 2001-2004, is supported by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) and by a János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Eleanor Robson's work for the ETCSL project was supported in 1997-2000 by a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is now a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

We would also like to thank Dave Lipsey of Booz, Allen & Hamilton for IT generous support.


We are extremely grateful to all those who have contributed source material to the project: Bendt Alster, Vera Benczik, Antoine Cavigneaux, Miguel Civil, Andrew George, Geerd Haayer, Bram Jagersma, Joachim Krecher, Marie-Christine Ludwig, Martha Roth, Yitschak Sefati, Steve Tinney, Herman Vanstiphout, Niek Veldhuis, Konrad Volk, Christopher Walker, Claus Wilcke, and Annette Zgoll. Further details of the electronic sources used are listed in the bibliography of each composition.

Picture credits

We would like to credit the anonymous designer of the image on our homepage, but have been unable to track him or her down. Please email us if you can help us get in touch.

The image is a spoof of the upper register of the banquet side of the Standard of Ur. There is a photograph and an explanation of the original at the British Museum's website.

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