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Martin Worthington

Martin Worthington is an Assyriologist at Trinity College Dublin.

Research interests include orthographic abbreviation in Babylonian and Assyrian of the second and first millennia BC; the Babylonian Gilgamesh epic; Sumerian Songs and Spells; Spellings and linguistic awareness in the Middle Assyrian Laws; Akkadian Textual Criticism.


  • 2020–present
    Al-Maktoum Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Dept of Near and Middle East, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2012–2020
    Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Assyriology, Dept of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
  • 2017–2018
    Visiting Research Scholar, ISAW, NYU
  • 2010–2012
    British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SOAS, University of London
  • 2006–2010
    Junior Research Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge