Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Working Bibliography of Autobiographies

The History of the Study of Antiquity through the Lens of Autobiography 

A Working Bibliography 

(version 09.15.2017 - 244 items) 

Charles E. Jones 

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Adler, Cyrus. I Have Considered the Days. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1941.
Akurgal, Ekrem. Erinnerungen eines Archäologen: Einige bedeutende Kapitel aus der Kulturgeschichte der Republik Türkei. Peleus 57. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2013.
Albright, William Foxwell. “William Foxwell Albright.” In American Spiritual Autobiographies, Fifteen Self-Portraits. Edited by Lois Finkelstein, 156–81. New York: Harper, 1948.
Allen, Mitchell. “Scholarly Publishing as an Archaeological Practice.” Journal of Eastern Mediterranian Archaeology and Heitage Studies 3, no. 3 (2015): 302–6. doi:10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.3.3.0302.
Alter, Robert. A Life of Learning: Wandering Among Fields. ACLS Occasional Paper ISSN: 1041-536X 70. American Coucil of Learned Societies, 2013.
Anastos, Milton V. “The Life of Learning.” In The Life of Learning, Edited by Douglas Greenberg and Stanley Katz with the  Assistance of Candace Frede, 37–52. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Andrae, Walter. Lebenserinnerungen eines Ausgräbers. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1961.
Ashmole, Bernard. Bernard Ashmole, 1894-1988: An Autobiography, Edited by Donna Kurtz. Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994.
Auer, Grethe. Wenn ich mein Leben betrachte-- : Wien, Bern, Marokko, Berlin : Erinnerungen. im Auftrag von Hans Gustav Güterbock, herausgegeben von Herzeleide Henning. Berlin: Stapp Verlag, 1995.
Bachofen, Johann Jakob. Selbstbiographie und Antrittsrede über das Naturrecht. Hrsg. und eingeleitet von Alfred Baeumler. Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften 5. Halle/SAlle: Niemeyer, 1927.
Biesterfeldt, Biesterfeldt. “E. Littmann — Leben und Arbeit: Ein autobiographisches Fragment (1875-1904).” Oriens 29–30 (1986): 1–101.
Biesterfeldt, Hinrich. “Franz Rosenthal’s Half an Autobiography.” Welt Des Islams 54 (2014): 34–105.
Biggs, Robert D. “My Career in Assyriology and Near Eastern Archaeoloy.” In From the Workshop of the Assyrian Dictionary, Volume 2: Studies Presented to Robert D. Biggs, June 4, 2004, Martha T. Roth, Walter Farber, Matthew W. Stolper, and Paula von Bechtolsheim Eds., xi–xxiv. Assyriological Studies 27. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2007.
Bittel, Kurt. Reisen und Ausgrabungen in Ägypten, Kleinasien, Bulgarien und Griechenland 1930-1934. Vol. 5. Abhandlungen der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Klasse 1998. Mainz: Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, 1998.
Bittel, Kurt, Christoph Bittel, and Helmut Weimert. Wie ich zur Archäologie kam : Erinnerungen und Reiseberichte : zum 100. Geburtstag des Heidenheimer Ehrenbürgers. Veröffentlichungen des Stadtarchivs Heidenheim an der Brenz 16. Hildesheimn: Stadtarchiv Heidenheim, 2007.
Bowra, Cecil Maurice. Memories: 1898-1939. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1966.
Braidwood, Linda. Digging beyond the Tigris: An American Woman Archaeologist’s Story of Life on a “Dig” in the Kurdish Hills of Iraq. New York: Henry Schuman, 1953.
Brenner-Idan, Athalya. “On Scholarship and Related Animals: A Personal View from and for the Here and Now.” Journal of Biblical Literature 135, no. 1 (2016): 6–17.
Broughton, Thomas Robert Shannon. Autobiography: A Scholar’s Life. American Journal of Ancient History, N.s. 5. Piscataway: Georgias Press, 2008.
Brown, Peter. A Life of Learning. ACLS Occasional Paper 55. American Coucil of Learned Societies, 2003.
Brownlee, William. “My Eight Years of Scroll Research.” Duke Divinity School Bulletin 21, no. 3 (1956): 68–81.
Brugsch, Heinrich Émile Charles Adalbert. Mein Leben und mein Wandern. Berlin: Allgemeiner Verein für Dt. Literatur, 1894.
Budge, Ernest Alfred Wallis. By Nile and Tigris: A Narrative of Journeys in Egypt and Mesopotamia on Behalf of the British Museum between the Years 1886 and 1913. Vol. 2. London: J. Murray, 1920.
Bulliet, Richard. “Confessions of a Middle East Studies Specialist.” Missle East Law and Governance 9 (2017): 199–222.
———. “Pages from a Memoir: Methodists and Muslims,” 2017.
Burns, Alfred. From Austria to Hawaii: Odyssey of a Classicist. Hawaii Classical Studies 1. New York: Peter Lang, 1994.
Calder, William. “Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, an Unpublished Autobiography.” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 12, no. 4 (1971): 561–77.
Calder, William M. “Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff: An Unpublished Latin Autobiography.” Antike Und Abendland 27 (1981): 34–51.
Cameron, Averil. “Starting out in the 1960s, Working Class and Female.” Women’s Classical Committee, May 22, 2017.
Casaubon, Isaac. Ephemerides Isaaci Casauboni, cum praefatione et notis edente J. Russell. Oxonii: e Typographeo academico, 1850.
Caton-Thompson, Gertrude. Mixed Memoirs. Gateshead, Tyne & Ware: Paradigm Press, 1983.
Causey, Faya. “Not Set in Amber—Moving a Career from the Academy to the Art Museum.” Journal of Eastern Mediterranian Archaeology and Heitage Studies 3, no. 3 (2015): 282–86. doi:10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.3.3.0282.
Chase, Alston Hurd. Time Remembered. San Antonio: Parker Publishing, Inc, 1994.
Christie, Agatha. Agatha Christie: An Autobiography. London: Collins, 1977.
Christie Mallowan, Agatha. Come, Tell Me How You Live. New York: Bantam Books, 1946.
Chubb, Mary. City in the Sand. New York: Crowell, 1957.
———. Nefertiti Lived Here. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1954.
Clark, Elizabeth A. “From Patristics to Late Antiquity at the Catholic Historical Review.” The Catholic Historical Review 101, no. 2 (2015): 27–71.
Clark, J. Desmond. “A Personal Memoir.” In A History of African Archaeology, Peter Robertshaw, Editor, 189–2041. London: James Curry, Ltd., 1990.
Collingwood, Robin George. An Autobiography. London: Oxford Unversity Press, 1939.
Conticello de’ Spagnolis, Marisa. Dieci anni a Pompei e nella Valle del Sarno : esperienze ed emozioni di una archeologa. Nocera Inferiore (Sa) [i.e. Salerno, Italy: Editoriale Franco Alfano, 2006.
Crawford, Osbert Guy Stanhope. Said and Done; The Autobiography of an Archaeologist. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1955.
Creuzer, Friedrich. Aus dem Leben eines alten Professors : mit literarischen Beilagen und dem Porträt des Verfassers. Leipzig ;Darmstadt: Leske, 1848.
———. Paralipomena der Lebensskizzen eines alten Professors : Gedanken und Berichte über Religion, Wissenschaft und Leben. Friedrich Creuzer’s deutsche Schriften, neue und verbesserte 3. Frankfurt: Baer, 1858.
Cross, Toni M, Charles Gates, and Patricia W. Ülkü. Anatolian Images. Istanbul: Librar Kitap, 2013.
Currelly, Charles Trick. I Brought the Ages Home. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1956.
Curtius, Ludwig. Deutsche und antike Welt: Lebenserinnerungen. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1950.
Daniel, Glyn Edmund. Some Small Harvest. [London]: Thames and Hudson, 1986.
Davis, Jack L. “Doing Archaeology in the Classical Lands: The Greek World.” In Classical Archaeology, Edited by Susan E. Alcock and Robin Osborne, 53–68. Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology 10. Malden / Oxford: Blackwell, 2007.
Dempster, Thomas, and David Irving. Thomae Dempsteri Historia ecclesiastica gentis Scotorum: sive, De scriptoribus scotis. Edinburgi: excudebat Andreas Balfour cum sociis, 1829.
Desroches-Noblecourt, Christiane. La Grande Nubiade, ou, Le parcours d’une égyptologue. Paris: Stock/Pernoud, 1992.
Desroches-Noblecourt, Christiane, Catherine David, Isabelle Franco, and Jean Philippe de Tonnac. Sous le regard des dieux. Paris: Albin Michel, 2003.
Dever, Norma. “They Also Dug! Archaeoiogist’s Wives and Their Stories.” Near Eastern Archaeology 57, no. 3 (2004): 162–73. doi:10.2307/4132378.
Dodds, Eric Robertson. Mssing Persons: An Autobiography. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977.
Donbaz, Veysel. Bin Kral Bin Anı. Istanbul: Togan, 2014.
Donker van Heel, Koenraad. A Hand on My Knee: The Trouble of Being Blunt. [Leiden], 1996.
———. How Kim & I Became a Staff of Old Age. Leiden: Koenraad Donker van Heel, 2017.
———. Les Enculeurs de Mouche, Juillet 2015: How One’s Opinions Can Very Suddenly Change While Dealing with Other People & a Fluffy Bunny. [Leiden], 2015.
———. Sept Rue Vauvilliers: The Hunter Comes Home from the Hills. [Leiden], 1992.
———. The Hairy Rocket: P. Berlin 3048 Recto & Verso at 27°. [Leiden], 1997.
———. The Three Muskebeers: Down and Out in Paris and Pisa. [Leiden], 1993.
———. Them and Us: How the Second World War Keeps Getting in People’s Way. [Leiden], 1995.
———. Tips for Trout on Trains: An Egyptologist at Large in Turin. [Leiden], 1992.
Dover, Kenneth James. Marginal Comment: A Memoir. London: Duckworth, 1994.
Duel, Leo, and Heinrich Schleimann. Memoirs of Heinrich Schleimann: A Documentary Portrait Dreawn from His Autobiographical Writings, Letters, and Excavations. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.
Dunham, Dows. Recollections of an Egyptologist. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1972.
Dural, Sadrettin, Ian Hodder, and Duygu Camurcuoğlu Cleeremur. Protecting Çatalhöyük : Memoir of an Archaeological Site Guard. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, 2007.
Durant, Will, and Ariel Durant. A Dual Autobiography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977.
Edwards, Amelia B. “My Home Life.” The Arena 19 (June 1891): 299–310.
Edwards, Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen. From the Pyramids to Tutankhamun : Memoirs of an Egyptologist. Oxford: Oxbow, 2000.
Erman, Adolf. Mein Werden und mein Wirken; Erinnerungen eines alten Berliner Gelehrten. Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer, 1929.
Evans, Joan. Prelude and Fugue: An Autobiography. London: Museum Press Limited, 1964.
Fairclough, Henry Rushton. Warming Both Hands: The Autobiography of Henry Rushton Fairclough Including His Experiences under the American Red Cross in Switzerland and Montenegro. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1941.
Field, Henry. The Track of Man: Adventures of an Anthropologist : Volume 2, White House Years, 1941-1945. Miami: Banyan Books, 1982.
———. The Track of Man: The Adventures of an Anthropologist. Garden City: Doubleday, 1953.
Finlay, George. “Autobiography of the Author.” In A History of Greece from Its Conquest of the Romans to the Present Time: B.C. 146 to A.D. 1864, Vol. 1, xxxix–xlix. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1877.
Ford, Adam. My Life in Ruins : From Petra to Glenrowan My Adventures and Misadventures in Archaeology. Strawberry Hills, NSW: ReadHowYouWant, 2015.
Fox, Aileen. Aileen : A Pioneering Archaeologist. Leominster, Herefordshire: Gracewing, 2000.
Frye, Richard. Greater Iran: A 20th-Century Odyssey. Costa Mesa: Mazda, 2005.
Gardinar, Alan H. My Working Years. London: Coronet Press, 1962.
Gardiner, Alan H. My Early Years. Ballaghaue, Andreas, Isle of Man: Typed, photo-copied and bound by John Gardiner, 1986.
———. My Working Years. London: Coronet Press, 1962.
Garsoïan, Nina. De Vita Sua. Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, 2011.
Gelb, Ignace J. “Approaches to the Study of Ancient Society.” Journal of the American Oriental Socie 87, no. 1 (1967): 1–8.
Gibbon, Edward, and M. M. Reese. Gibbon’s Autobiography. London: Routledge & K. Paul, 1971.
Gildersleeve, Basil L. The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1915.
Gjerstad, Einar. Ages and Days in Cyprus. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology., Pocket-Book 12. Göteborg: P. Åstrom, 1980.
———. Sekler och dagar. Stockholm: Bonnier, 1933.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Aus meinem Leben: Dichtung und Wahrheit. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1970.
Goff, Claire. An Archaeologist in the Making: Six Seasons in Iran. London: Constable, 1980.
Gordon, Cyrus H. A Scholar’s Odyssey. Biblical Scholarship in North America 20. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000.
Gordon, Cyrus H. “Recovering Canaan and Ancient Israel.” In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Volume IV, Jack M. Sasson, Editor in Chief, 2779–89. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1995.
Gough, Mary. The Plain and the Rough Places: An Account of Archaeological Journeying through the Plain and the Rough Places of the Roman Province of Cilicia in Southern Turkey. London: Chatto & Windus, 1954.
Grant, Michael. My First Eighty Years. Henley-on-Thames, Oxon: Aidan Ellis, 1994.
Greener, Leslie. High Dam over Nubia. New York: Viking Press, 1962.
Grene, David. Of Farming & Classics: A Memoir. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Grinsell, L. V. An Archaeological Autobiography. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1989.
Güterbock, Hans G. “Resurecting the Hittites.” In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Volume IV, Jack M. Sasson, Editor in Chief, 2765–77. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1995.
Gutfeld, Oren. “Alternative Careers in Archaeology: My Version.” Journal of Eastern Mediterranian Archaeology and Heitage Studies 3, no. 3 (2015): 298–302. doi:10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.3.3.0298.
Haarlem, W. M. van. Graven in de Nijldelta : ervaringen van een Nederlandse archeoloog in Egypte. Baarn: Tirion, 2003.
Hadley, James. Diary (1843-1852) of James Hadley, Tutor and Professor of Greek in Yale College, 1845-1872, Edited with a Foreword by Laura Hadley Moseley. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1951.
Halbertsma, Herrius. Van Sneek naar Amersfoort :Herinneringen van een oudheidkundige. Utrecht: Matrijs, 1992.
Hallett, Hallett, Judith P. Compromising Traditions: The Personal Voice in Classical Scholarship. London: Routledge, 1977.
Hirsch, Hans. Gruss aus dem Morgenland: Versuch über die Welt im Spiegel einer seltsamen Wissenschaft. Hor: Berger, 1984.
Hogarth, David G. A Wandering Scholar in the Levant. London: J. Murray, 1896.
———. Accidents of an Antiquary’s Life. London: Macmillan, 1910.
———. The Wandering Scholar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925.
Hole, Frank Arnold. “Assessing the Past Through Anthropological Archaeology.” In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Volume IV, Jack M. Sasson, Editor in Chief, 2715–27. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1995.
Householder, Fred W. “A Sketch of How I Came to Be in Linguisitics.” In First Person Singular: Papers from the Conference on an Oral Archive for the HJistory of American Linguisitics, Wdited by Boyd H. Davis and Raymond O’Cain, 191–99. Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguisic Science III: Studies in the History of Linguistics 21. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1980.
Husayn, Taha, E. H. Paxton, Hilary Wayment, and Kenneth Cragg. The Days. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1997.
Jacobsen, Thorkild. “Searching for Sumer and Akkad.” In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Volume IV, Jack M. Sasson, Editor in Chief, 2743–52. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1995.
Jaeger, Werner. “Entwürfe Zu Lebenerinnerung (Anfang): Notes Towards an Autibiography: The Beginnings.” In Five Essays, Translated by Adele M. Fiske, R.S.C.J.. With a Bibliography of Werner Jaeger Prepared by Herbert Bloch, 4–21. Montreal: Mario Casalini Ltd., 1966.
———. “Introduction to Scripta Minora: ‘An Intellectual Autobiography.’” In Five Essays, Translated by Adele M. Fiske, R.S.C.J.. With a Bibliography of Werner Jaeger Prepared by Herbert Bloch, 25–44. Montreal: Mario Casalini Ltd., 1966.
———. “Zur Einführung.” In Scripta Minora I, ix–xxvii. Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1960.
Janes, T.G.H. “Rediscovering Egypt of the Pharaohs.” In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Volume IV, Jack M. Sasson, Editor in Chief, 2753–64. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1995.
Jashemski, Wilhelmina F. Discovering the gardens of Pompeii : the memoirs of a garden archaeologist, 1955 - 2004. [North Charleston, South Carolina]\: CreateSpace, 2015.
Jones, Charles E. “‘… or Equivalent Combination of Experience and Education.’” Journal of Eastern Mediterranian Archaeology and Heitage Studies 3, no. 3 (2015): 286–92. doi:10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.3.3.0286.
Junker, Hermann. Leben und Werk in Selbstdarstellung. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-historische Klasse. Sitzungsberichte, 237. Band, 1. Abhandlung. Wien: Hermann Böhlaus Nfg. Kommissionsverlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissen, 1961.
Kansa, Sarah Whitcher, and Eric Kansa. “Reflections on a Road Less Traveled: Alt-Ac Archaeology.” Journal of Eastern Mediterranian Archaeology and Heitage Studies 3, no. 3 (2015): 293–98. doi:10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.3.3.0293.
Karageorghis, Vassos. A Lifetime in the Archaeology of Cyprus: The Memoirs of Vassos Karageorghis. Stockholm: Medelhavsmuseet, 2007.
Katz, Karl. The Exhibitionist: Living Museums, Loving Museums. New York: The Overlook Press, 2016.
Kaufmann, Carl Maria. Ausgraber, Mumienjäger und tote Städte : Von d. Romantik der Forschg im Orient auf Grund eigener Erlebnisse. Berlin: A. Scherl, 1928.
Keisteller, Paul Oskar. “The Life of Learneing.” In The Life of Learning, Edited by Douglas Greenberg and Stanley Katz with the Assistance of Candace Frede, 105–19. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Kiekesbusch, Albert, and Ingeborg Mertins-Kiekebusch. Gedanken und Erinnerungen. Bonn: Bercker Graphischer Betrieb GmbH, 1995.
King, Helen. “My Classics Career.” Women’s Classical Committeee, August 15, 2016.
Kitchen, Kenneth A. In Sunshine and Shadow: An Autobiographical Sketch in a Family Context. Wallasey: Abercrombie Press, 2016.
Knaur, Elfriede Regine. “A Preface of Sorts.” In Coats. Queens, and Cormorants: Selected Studies in Cultural Contact between East and West. Akanthus Crescens 10. Kilchberg/Zürich: Akanthus Verlag für Archaologie, 2009.
Knox, Bernard. Essays Ancient and Modern. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1989.
Kramer, Samuel Noah. In the World of Sumer. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1986.
Kraus, Fritz Rudolf, and Jan Schmidt. Dreizehn Jahre Istanbul (1937-1949): Der deutsche Assyriologe Fritz Rudolf Kraus und sein Briefwechsel im türkischen Exil. 2 vols. Leiden: Brill, 2014.
Lassus, Jean. Souvenirs d’un Cobaye. Colmar: Édition Alsatia, 1973.
Layard, Austen Henry. Sir Henry Layard Autobiography and Letters from His Childhood until His Appointment as H.M. Amdassador to Madrid Edited by the Hon. William N. Bruce, with a Chapter on His Parliamentary Carreer by the Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Otway. 2 volumes vols. London: John Murray, 1903.
Lepinski, Sarah. “Changing Course.” Journal of Eastern Mediterranian Archaeology and Heitage Studies 3, no. 3 (2015): 254–58. doi:10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.3.3.0254.
Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie de. Souvenirs de quarante ans dédiés à mes enfants. 2 volumes vols. Paris: Nouvelle Revue, 1887.
Levi, Giorgina Arian, and Emanuele Viterbo. Simeone Levi: La storia sconosciuta di un noto egittologo. Prefazione di Cesere Segre. Postfazione di Alessandro Bongioanni. Torino: ANEKE srl, 1999.
Lichtheim, Miriam. Telling It Briefly : A Memoir of My Life. Fribourg: University Press, 1999.
Lidzbarski, Mark. Auf rauhem wege, jugenderinnerungen eines deutschen professors. Giessen: A Töpelmann, 1927.$b386257;view=1up;seq=7.
Lipsius, Justus. Vitae descriptio : Overijse 1547 - 1606 Leuven = Mijn leven = Ma vie = Mein Leben = My life. Overijse: Lipsianum, 1997.
Lloyd, Seton. “Excavating the Land Between Two Rivers.” In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Volume IV, Jack M. Sasson, Editor in Chief, 2729–41. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1995.
———. The Interval: A Life in Near Eastern Archaeology. Faringdon: Lloyd Collon, 1986.
MacNeice, Louis. The Strings Are Flase: An Unfinished Autobiography. London: Faber and Faber, 1965.
Malamat, Abraham. מווינה לירושלים ועד מארי / Mi-Ṿinah li-Yerushalayim ṿe-ʻad Mari. Ra’ananah: Doustori, 2004.
Mallowan, Max Edgar Lucien. Mallowan’s Memoirs. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1977.
Manure, Henry. The Autobiography of a Scientist: Being the Memoirs of Doctor Henry Manure, Professor of Archaeology, Palaeontology and Egyptology at Derbytown University as Recorded by His Amanuensis. Princeton: Scientific Publishing Company, 1936.
Matheson, Sylvia A. Time off to Dig: Archaeology and Adventure in Remote Afghanistan. London: Odhams Press, 1961.
Mazar, Benjamin. “Autobiographical Reflections of a University Teacher.” In Ah, Assyria... : Studies in Assyrian History and Ancient Ner Eastern Historiography Presented to Hayim Tadmor, 332–38. Scripta Hierosolymitana: Publications of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 33. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1991.
McDaniel, Walton Brooks. Riding a Hobby in the Classical Lands. Cambridge: Published for the Dept. of the Classics [by] Harvard University Print Office, 1971.
Meissner, Bruno. Verleumdung. Zeuthen: Selbstverlage des Verfassers, 1933.
Mendelsohn, Daniel. An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Meridor, Ra’anana. “Classics in a Hot Climate.” Scripta Classica Israelica 22 (2003): 277–82.
Merrillees, Robert S. “Ruminations on a Lifetime Spent in Archaeological Research.” Ournal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology & Heritage Studies 3, no. 3 (2015): 246–50. doi:10.5325/jeasmedarcherstu.3.3.0246.
Michałowski, Kazimierz. Erinnerungen: Hinter den Kulissen der Archäologie. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2011.
Morgan, Jacques de, and Andrée Jaunay. Mémoires de Jacques de Morgan (1857-1924): Directeur général des Antiquités égyptiennes, délegué général de la Délégation scientifique en Perse : souvenirs d’un archéologue. Paris: L’Harmattan, 1997.
Moscati, Sabatino. Sulle Vie del Passato: Cinquant’anni di studi, incontri, scoperte. Arte Stori Archeologia 3. Milano: Editorial Jaca Book Spa, 1990.
Müller, F. Max. My Autobiography:  A Fragment. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1901.
Murray, Gilbert. Gilbert Murray: An Unfinished Autobiography. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1960.
Murray, Margaret Alice. My First Hundred Years. London: W. Kimber, 1963.
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm. Ecce Homo, n.d.
Nöldeke, Arnold, and Elisabeth Weber-Nöldeke. Altiki der Finder : Memoiren eines Ausgräbers. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2003.
Nylander, Carl. The Deep Well. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1964.
Overbeck, Franz. Werke und Nachlass. 7. Autobiographisches 2. “Meine Freunde Treitschke, Nietzsche und Rohde.” Stuttgart: Metzler, 1999.
———. Werke und Nachlaß. 7 Autobiographisches “Mich selbst betreffend.” Stittgatt: Metzler, 2002.
Parrot, André. L’aventure archéologique. Collection Vécu. Paris: Laffont, 1979.
Perrot, Jean. “Et ils sortirent du paradis”: Carnets d’un archéologue en Orient, 1945-1995. Paris: Édition de Fallois, 1997.
Petrie, W. M. Flinders. Ten Years’ Digging in Egypt. London: Religious Tract Society, 1889.
Petrie, William Matthew Flinders. Seventy Years in Archaeology. New York: H. Holt and Company, 1932.
Philby, Harry St. John Bridger. Arabian Days: An Autobiography. London: Robert Hale Limited, 1948.
Philipson, David. My Life as an American Jew. Cincinnati: John G. Kidd & Son, 1941.
Phillips, Wendell. Unknown Oman. New York: D. McKay Co., 1966.
Pollak, Ludwig. Römische Memoiren : Künstler, Kunstliebhaber und Gelehrte 1893-1943. Studia archaeologica 72. Rome: “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, 1994.
Pope, Arthur Upham. “Arthur. From ‘Nine Lives’, Unfinished Autobiography of Arthur Upham Pope, Begun in 1956.” In Surveyors of Persian Art : A Documentary Biography of Arthur Upham Pope & Phyllis Ackerman, 43–46. Ashiya, Japan, Costa Mesa: SoPA, Mazda, 1996.
Porada, Edith. “Understanding Ancient Near Eastern Art: A Personal Account.” In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, Volume IV, Jack M. Sasson, Editor in Chief, 2695–2714. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1995.
Porten, Bezalel. “‘Mr. Elephantine.’” In In the Shadow of Bezalel: Aramaic, Biblical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Bezalel Porten, Edited by Alejandro F. Botta, xi–xxxiii. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 60. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2013.
Potter, Mabel Harrington. Karl Pomeroy Harrington: The Autobiography of a Versatile and Vigorous Professor. Boston: Thomas Todd Company, 1975.
Poulsen, Frederik. Travels & Sketches. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923.
Quibell, Annie Abernathie Pirie. A Wayfarer in Egypt. London: Methuen, 1925.
Rainey, Froelich Gladstone. Reflections of a Digger: Fifty Years of World Archaeology. Philadelphia: The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1992.
Raubitschek. The Autobiography of A. E. Raubitschek, Edoted with Ans Introduction and Notes by Donald Lateiner. Histos Supplements 1. Newcastle Upon Tyne: HI STOS School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University, 2014.
Reiner, Erica. An Adventure of Great Dimension: The Launching of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary. Vol. 92:3. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2002.
———. “Memoir.” In Letters from Egypt and Iraq 1954, by Margaret Bell Cameron, 71:9–11. Oriental Institute Special Publication. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2001.
Renger, Johannes. “Who Are All Those People?” Orientalia NOVA SERIES 42 (1973): 259–73.
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta. My Memoirs: Recollections of an Archaeologist’s Life. Rome, 1972.
Robinson, Laura. A Life Partially Relived in Vignettes. Hicksville: Exposition Press, 1977.
Rousseau, Stéphane. Alexandrie, du phare au cachot : Egypte, 12 ans d’aventures. Latresne: Bord de l’eau, 2005.
Runciman, Steven. A Traveller’s Alphabet: Partial Memoirs. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1991.
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  1. The list includes Shanks and Vermes (who recounted his interesting adventures more than once, including the mistaken claim that his was the first Scrolls PhD, though Samuel Iwry, 1951, Johns Hopkins U. with Albright as advisor, "The Damascus Document and the Dead Sea Scrolls" was earlier). That brings to mind some other Dead Sea Scrolls related items. Though John C. Trever may be remembered more for photography than scholarship, his The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Personal Account (revised ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1977) reports much of interest. So does the sometimes overlooked William Brownlee, "My Eight Years of Scroll Research," Duke Divinity School Bulletin 21.3 (1956) 68-81
    Yigael Yadin presented excerpts from the diary of his father E. L. Sukenik in the Sukenik Eretz Israel vol. 8 (1967) (and used it also in his Message of the Scrolls), with a different perspective than Brownlee/Trever--and some different chronology. Even Weston Field's Dead Sea Scrolls: A Full History: Volume One: 1947-1960 (Leiden: Brill, 2009), though it includes many interviews and documents, leaves some matters unsettled. E.g., what two Hebrew University librarians, early on, dismissed some Cave One scrolls as unimportant? (Fields wrote that there may have been two distinct and separate caves conflated into Cave One, btw.) The great Gershom Scholem, who may not fit the "Ancient" category (he was rather disinterested in Assyriology and, curiously, also Qumran mss), and who may not have been one of those librarians, in any case, wrote a fine memoir, From Berlin to Jerusalem (New York: Schocken,1980, tr. from German).

  2. An impressive start! Three more possibilities: Rudolf Sellheim, "Autobiographische Aufzeichnungen und Erinnerungen von Carl Brockelmann", Oriens 27 (1981): 1-65; Hinrich Biesterfeldt, "E. Littmann — Leben und Arbeit: Ein autobiographisches Fragment (1875-1904)," Oriens 29-30, 1986, 1-101; and Hinrich Biesterfeldt, "Franz Rosenthal’s Half an Autobiography," Welt des Islams 54 (2014): 34-105.

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  4. The above comment reminded me of another one:
    Mark Lidzbarski's. Auf rauhem Wege: Jugenderinnerungen eines deutschen professors. (Giessen: A. Töpelmann, 1927).

    You can find a digitized copy here:$b386257;view=1up;seq=7

  5. I like this project/blog. I added it to my blog, see here also for a comment about adding Taha Hussein's autobiography to the working bibliography:

    1. Thanks very much. I'll certainly add "The Days", and feel free to send me ant other autobiographies you may discover

  6. I don't know if you're still adding to this list, but here is another – Samuel Iwry's autobiography: To Wear the Dust of War.

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