Dr. Irene Sibbing-Plantholt

Research Associate

E-mail: sibbing-plantholt@chronoi.org

Phone: +49 (0)30 838-65553

Address: Otto-von-Simson-Straße 7, 14195 Berlin

Research Interests: Social and cultural history of ancient Mesopotamia, social time and time consciousness in the ancient world, Mesopotamian religion, social history of medicine, social and medical anthropology.

Irene Sibbing-Plantholt studied Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Classical Antiquity and Near Eastern Archeology at Leiden University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Free University of Berlin and the University of Pennsylvania.


In 2017, she completed her doctorate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania with a thesis on the representation of goddesses and their relationship to the learned healers of ancient Mesopotamia.


From 2017 to 2018 she was a lecturer for Akkadian at the University of Pennsylvania. Irene Sibbing-Plantholt has been a research associate at the Berlin Antike Kolleg / Einstein Center Chronoi since July 2018.