1997-98 ANNUAL REPORT
On December 15, 1997, Hripsime Haroutunian resumed her work on the Chicago Hittite Dictionary, after a year's break. During this time period she spent much of her time transliterating newly published cuneiform texts from volume KBo 39 (about 130 fragments) and KBo 38 (about 50 fragments), identifying them, matching them to similar fragments from the project files, finding duplicates, parallel fragments or joining pieces, and simultaneously keying them into the project's server-computer. In addition she compiled a list of all attested Hittite words beginning with letters A to K for future CHD articles.
Besides her involvement with the Hittite Dictionary project, Haroutunian was further engaged in compiling bibliography on the most recently published articles and books in the field, being the sole editor and publisher of the Newsletter for Anatolian Studies (NAS). During 1997/98 she produced Vol. 13/1-2 (1997) of NAS and almost finished collecting data for a forthcoming issue, Vol. 14/1 (1998), which will be released end of July. She was also busy preparing an article entitled, "Bearded or Beardless? Some Speculations on the Function of Beard among the Hittites," which is an expanded version of her presentation at the 207th Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society in Miami (March 1997). It will appear in H. G. Güterbock et al., eds., Recent Developments in Hittite Archaeology and History (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1998).
Aside from this, in spring 1998 Haroutunian successfully taught an Oriental Institute Adult Education Course entitled "The People of a Thousand Gods: Religion and Art of the Hittites."
Revised: July 30, 2007