Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor

Eduardo A. Escobar is a historian and Assyriologist whose research focuses on cuneiform scholarly cultures of the ancient Middle East. His current book project, entitled “Technology as Knowledge: Cuneiform Technical Recipes and the Material World,” details the central role technology played in the construction of scribal knowledge of the late second and early mid first millennia BCE. As postdoctoral fellow at SIFK (The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge), Eduardo teaches courses on Babylonian knowledge, historiography, and on scientific knowledge in the pre-modern world. He recently received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies (STS), and holds degrees from Columbia University, and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.