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Department of the Study of Religions

Dr Erica Hunter

BA, MA, DPhil, PhD (Melbourne)

Overview

Erica Hunter
Department of the Study of Religions

Senior Lecturer in Eastern Christianity

Centre of Jaina Studies

Member, Centre of Jaina Studies

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Iranian Studies

Member

Name:
Dr Erica Hunter
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020 7898 4663
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SOAS, University of London
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Russell Square: College Buildings
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Biography

Dr Erica Hunter - The Christian Library from Turfan

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Afework Hailu Beyene, The Shaping of Judaic Identity of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church: Historical and Literary Evidence
  • Barakatullo Ashurov, Tarsākyā: an analysis of Sogdian Christianity based on Archaeological, Numismatic, Epigraphic and Textual Sources.
  • Dorothy Tembo, Missions, Colonialism and Christian Identity in Malawi
  • Jennifer Griggs, Syrian Orthodox Barhebraeus in Dialogue with Islam: Understanding the ‘Love of God’ and the Hermeneutics of Mysticism.
  • Ralph Lee, Symbolic Interpretations in Ethiopic and Ephremic Literature

Research

Eastern Christianity; Syriac Christianity in the Middle East, with particular reference to Iraq; Syriac Christianity in medieval Central Asia and China.

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Central Asia
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Hunter, Erica and Dickens, Mark (2014) Syriac Texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection. Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag. (Verzeichnis der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland, Syrische Handschriften )

Jefferson, Rebecca and Hunter, Erica (2004) Published Material from the Cambridge Genizah Collections: A Bibliography 1980-1987. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge University Library Genizah Series v. 13)

Hunter, Erica and Lieu, S.N.C. and Clackson, Sarah (1998) Dictionary of Manichaean Texts. Vol. 1. Texts from the Roman Empire. Texts in Syriac, Greek, Coptic and Latin. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. (Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, Macquarie University)

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Hunter, Erica C D, ed. (2009) The Christian Heritage of Iraq: collected papers from the Christianity in Iraq I-V Seminar Days. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press. (Gorgias Eastern Christian Series 13)

Book Chapters

Hunter, Erica C D (2014) 'Coping in Kurdistan: the Christian diaspora.' In: Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 321-338. (Studies in Oriental Religions)

Hunter, Erica (2014) 'The Jewish Cemetery at Ja,: Judaeo-Persian Communities of Ghurid Afghanistan.' In: Scripts Beyond Borders. A Survey of Allographic Traditions in the Euro-Mediterranean World. Louvain-la-Neuve: Peeters, pp. 511-526.

Hunter, Erica C D (2014) 'The Syrian Orthodox Church.' In: Leustean, Lucian, (ed.), Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-First Century. London: Routledge, pp. 542-562. (Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series, 54)

Hunter, Erica C D (2014) 'The Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.' In: Leustean, Lucian, (ed.), Eastern Christianity and politics in the twenty-first century. London: Routledge, pp. 601-620. (Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series, 54)

Hunter, Erica C.D. (2013) 'Traversing Time and Location: A Prayer-Amulet to Mar Tamsis from Turfan.' In: Winkler, Dietmar W. and Tang, Li, (eds.), From the Oxus River to the Chinese Shores: Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia. Salzburg: Lit. Verlag, pp. 23-41. (Orientalia-patristica-oecumenica v. 5)

Hunter, Erica C D (2013) 'SyrHT 140: Commemorating Mar Cyriacus and Julitta.' In: Fodor, P., (ed.), Modoque: Die Wurzeln der europaischen Kultur unde deren Rezeption im orient und Okzident. Festschrift fuer Miklos Maroth zum siebstigen Geburtstag. Budapest: Fortschungszentrum fuer Humanwissenschaften der Ungarischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp. 117-127.

Hunter, Erica C D (2013) 'Comparative Perspectives on Sapta d-pisra d-ainia.' In: Voigt, R, (ed.), Durch Dein Wort ward jegliches Ding!" : 2. Mandäistische und samaritanistische Tagung : zum Gedenken an Rudolf Macuch (1919-1993) = "Through Thy Word All Things Were Made!" : 2nd International Conference of Mandaic and Samaritan Studies. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 117-127.

Hunter, Erica C D (2013) 'Nebuchadnezzar's Dream in Daniel 2.' In: Baer, David and Gordon, Robert, (eds.), Leshon Limmudim : essays on the language and literature of the Hebrew Bible in honour of A.A. Macintosh. London: Bloomsbury (T & T Clark), pp. 227-235.

Hunter, Erica C.D. (2012) 'Syriac, Sogdian and Old Uyghur Manuscripts from Bulayïq.' In: Academia Turfanica, , (ed.), The History behind the Languages. Essays of the Turfan Forum on Old Languages of the Silk Road [語言背後的歷史—西域古典語言學高峰論壇論文集]. Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe 上海古籍出版社, pp. 79-93.

Hunter, Erica C D and Horn, Cornelia (2012) 'Christianity in the Late Antique Near East.' In: Potts, Daniel, (ed.), A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Oxford: Blackwell-Wiley, pp. 1094-1112. (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

Hunter, Erica C D (2011) 'Syriac Sources and Manichaeaism. A Four Hundred Year Trajectory.' In: van den Berg, Jacob and Kotzé, Annemaré and Nicklas, Tobias and Scopello, Madeleine, (eds.), In Search of Truth. Augustine, Manichaeism and other Gnosticism. Studies for Johannes van Oort at Sixty. Leiden: Brill, pp. 291-300.

Hunter, Erica C D (2009) 'A Jewish Inscription from Jam, Afghanistan.' In: Sundermann, Werner and Hintze, Almut and de Blois, François, (eds.), Exegisti monumenta: Festschrift in Honour of Nicholas Sims-Williams. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 191-196. (Iranica, Band 17)

Hunter, Erica C D (2009) 'The Persian Contribution to Christianity in China: reflections in the Xian Fu Syriac inscriptions.' In: Winkler, Dietmar and Li, Tang, (eds.), Hidden Treasures and Intercultural Encounters: Studies on East Syriac Christianity in Central Asia and China. Berlin: Lit; London: Global, pp. 71-86. (Orientalia - patristica - oecumenica, 1)

Hunter, Erica C D (2009) 'Magic and Medicine amongst the Christians of Kurdistan.' In: Hunter, Erica C D, (ed.), The Christian Heritage of Iraq: Collected Papers from the Christianity in Iraq I-V Seminar Days. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press. (Gorgias Eastern Christian Series 13)

Hunter, Erica (2008) 'The Christian Matrix of al-Hira.' In: Jullien, Christelle, (ed.), Les Controverses des Chretiens dans l’Iran Sassanide. Paris: Association pour l'Avancement des Études Iraniennes, pp. 41-56. (Cahiers Studia Iranica, 36)

Hunter, Erica C D (2008) 'The Language of Mandaic Incantation Bowls in the Early Islamic Era.' In: Voigt, Rainer, (ed.), 1CAnd Life is Victorious 1D. Mandaean and Samaritan Literatures. In Memory of Rudolf Macuch (1919-1993). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 117-126.

Hunter, Erica C D (2007) 'Interfaith Dialogues: The Church of the East and the Abbassids.' In: Vashalomidze, Sophia G. and Greisiger, Lutz, (eds.), Der Christliche Orient und seines Umwelt. Gesammelte Studien zu ehren Jurgen Tubach. Wiesbaden Harrassowitz, pp. 289-302. (Studies in oriental religions, 56)

Hunter, Erica C D (2006) 'Christianity in Central Asia and the Near East.' In: Brown, Keith, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 392-394.

Hunter, Erica C D (2006) 'Theodore bar Koni’s Historical and Cosmogonic passages on the Manichaeans.' In: de Blois, Francois and Sims-Williams, Nicholas, (eds.), Dictionary of Manichaean Texts. Vol.II. From Iraq and Iran (Texts in Syriac, Arabic, Persian and Zoroastrian Middle Persian). Brepols. (Corpus fontium manichaeorum. Subsidia ; 2)

Hunter, Erica C D (2005) 'Theodore bar Koni and the Manichaeans.' In: van Tongerloo, Aloïs and Cirillo, Luigi, (eds.), Il manicheismo : nuove prospettive della ricerca : Quinto Congresso internazionale di studi sul Manicheismo, atti. Brepols, pp. 167-178.

Hunter, Erica C D (2002) 'The Transmission of Greek Philosophy via the 'School of Edessa'.' In: Holmes, C. and Waring, J., (eds.), Literacy, Education and Manuscript Transmission in Byzantium and Beyond. Brill, pp. 225-39.

Hunter, Erica C D (2002) 'Converting Turkic Tribes.' In: Benjamin, C. and Lieu, S. N. C., (eds.), Silk Road Studies VI. Walls and Frontiers in Inner-Asian History. Brepols, pp. 183-195.

Hunter, Erica (2002) 'When Black Bronzes are Beautiful.' In: I Bronzi Antichi, Produzione e Technologia. Montagnac: Mergoil, pp. 655-660. (Monographies instrumentum)

Hunter, Erica (2000) 'The typology of incantation bowls: physical features and decorative aspects.' In: Catalogue of Aramaic and Mandaic Incantation Bowls in the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum, pp. 163-204.

Hunter, Erica C D (1999) 'Another Scroll Amulet from Kurdistan.' In: Reinink, GJ, (ed.), After Bardaisan. Studies on Continuity and Change in Syriac Christianity in Honour of Prof. Han J W Drijvers. Leuven: Peeters, pp. 161-172. (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, 89)

Hunter, Erica (1995) 'Combat and Conflict in Incantation Bowls: Studies on Two Aramaic Specimens from Nippur.' In: Studia Aramaica: New Sources and New Approaches. Oxford: OUP on behalf of Manchester University Press, pp. 61-77. (Journal of Semitic studies. Supplement ; 4.)

Hunter, Erica C D (1993) 'The Cult of Saints in Syria during the Fifth Century A.D.' In: Livingston, Elizabeth A., (ed.), Studia Patristica, XXV. Leuven: Peeters, pp. 308-312.

Articles

Hunter, Erica C D (2012) 'The Christian Library from Turfan: Syr HT 41-42-43 an early exemplar of the Ḥudrā.' Hugoye, 15 (1). pp. 15-67.

Hunter, Erica C D (2010) 'Hebrew-script tombstones from Jām, Afghanistan.' Journal of Jewish Studies, 61 (1). pp. 72-87.

Hunter, Erica C D (2010) 'Syriac Onomastica in the Xian Fu Inscriptions.' Parole de l'Orient, 35 . pp. 357-369.

Hunter, Erica C D (2009) 'Reconstructing Christianity in south-west Iraq: Reassessing Hira.' The Harp, XXIV . pp. 411-423.

Hunter, Erica C D (2009) 'Men Only. Hebrew-script inscriptions from Jām, Afghanistan.' Buried History. Journal of the Australian Institute of Archaeology, 45 . pp. 11-14.

Hunter, Erica (2004) 'Nippur and Aramaic Incantation Bowls.' Studia Orientalia, 99 . pp. 69-82.

Hunter, Erica C D (2002) 'Manipulating Incantation Texts: Excursions in Refrain A.' IRAQ, the British School of Archaeology in Iraq Journal, 64 . pp. 259-273.

Hunter , Erica (2000) 'Two incantation bowls from Babylon.' Iraq, LXII . pp. 139-147.

Hunter, Erica (1998) 'Syriac Ostraca from Mesopotamia.' Orientalia Christiana Analecta, 1998 . pp. 617-639.

Hunter, Erica (1998) 'Who are the demons? The iconography of incantation bowls.' Studi Epigrafici e Linguistici sul Vicino Oriente antico, 15 . pp. 95-115.

Hunter, Erica C D (1997) 'A Syriac Ostracon from Ctesiphon.' al-Rafidan, 18 . pp. 361-367.

Hunter, Erica (1997) 'Two incantation bowls from the collection of the Iraq Museum.' Sumer, 49 . pp. 107-122.

Hunter, Erica C D (1996) 'The Church of the East in Central Asia.' Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 78 . pp. 129-142.

Hunter, Erica C D (1996) 'Syriac Inscriptions from al Hira.' Oriens Christianus, 80 . pp. 66-81.

Hunter, Erica (1996) 'Incantation Bowls: A Mesopotamian Phenomenon.' Orientalia Nova Series, 65 (3). pp. 25-39.

Hunter, Erica (1995) 'Amulets and the Assyrians of Kurdistan.' Journal of the Assyrian Academic Society, IX (2). pp. 25-39.

Hunter, Erica (1994) 'Two Mandaic Incantation Bowls from Nippur.' Baghdader Mitteilungen, 25 . pp. 605-618.

Hunter, Erica C D (1993) 'A scroll amulet from Kurdistan.' ARAM, 5 . pp. 243-254.

Hunter, Erica C D (1992) 'Syriac Christianity in Central Asia.' Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte, 44 . pp. 362-368.

Hunter, Erica C D (1991) 'An Inscribed Reliquary from the Middle Euphrates.' Oriens Christianus, 75 . pp. 112-123.

Hunter, Erica C D (1990) 'Genres of Syriac Amulets: A Study of Cambridge Ms. Syr 3086.' Orientalia Christiana Analecta (236). pp. 355-368.

Hunter, Erica C D (1990) 'Report and Catalogue of Inscribed Fragments: Ayn Shaiya and Dukakin Caves near Najaf, Iraq.' al-Rafidan, 10 . pp. 89-108.

Hunter, Erica C D (1989) 'Syriac inscriptions from a Melkite monastery on the Middle Euphrates.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 52 (1). pp. 1-17.

Hunter, Erica C D (1989) 'The Conversion of the Kerait to Christianity in A.D. 1009.' Zentralasiatische Studien, 22 . pp. 140-163.

Hunter, Erica C D (1988) 'Isaac of Nineveh, the Persian Mystic.' Iqbal Review: Journal of the Iqbal Academy of Pakistan, 29 (3). pp. 91-95.

Hunter, Erica C D (1987) 'Saints in Syriac anathemas: a form-critical analysis of role.' Journal of Semitic Studies, 32 (1). pp. 83-104.

Hunter, Erica 'Aramaic speaking communities of Sasanid Mesopotamia.' ARAM Periodical, 7 (2). pp. 319-335.

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