Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameMORI Wakaha
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionSenior Project Researcher
Arrival day2006.4.1
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth 
Academic CareerDepartment Linguistics, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, D. Course (2002)
Department Linguistics, Graduate School, Kyoto University, M. Course (1996)
Department Linguistics, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University (1993)
Professional CareerSenior Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2006–)
Lecturer (part-time), Kyoto University (2004-2005, 2008-)
Researcher (part-time), Center for Eurasian Cultural Studies (2005–2006)
Lecturer (part-time), Doshisya Women's College (2004-)
Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC 1) (1996)
Higher DegreesD.L(Kyoto University, 2005)
M.L (Kyoto University, 1996)
Fields of SpecializationSumerian
Cuneiform Studies
Academic Society MembershipsThe Liguistic Society of Japan
The Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan




Maekawa, K. and M. Mori 2012,01 "Dilmun, Magan, and Meluhha in Early Mesopotamian History: 2500-1600 BC".. Witzel, M. and T. Osada (ed.) Cultural Relations between the Indus and the Iranian Plateau during the Third Millennium BCE . Harvard Oriental Series. Opera Minora Vols. 7.. Harvard University Press, Boston, pp.237-262.

Mori, W. 2009 Kusabigatamoji-de Namae-wo Kako. Nakamaki, H., T. Morishige and T. Tada (ed.) Gakko-to Hakubutsukan-de Tsukuru Kokusairikaikyoiku. Akashi-shoten, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, pp.220-229. (in Japanese)

【Translations / Joint Translations】

Mori, W. 2008,06 Gozoku-ha jinrui-no senshi-nitaishite donoyoona imi-wo motsunoka [Chapter 9], Noko-no kakusan [Chapter 10]. Osada,T. Y. Sato (ed.) Nokokigen-no Jinruishi.[ Kyoto University Press, Kyoto, pp.279-397. (in Japanese) Translation of Bellwood, P. First Farmers: The Origins of Agricultural Societies. Blackwell, Oxford (England), pp.180-251.

Onishi,M., Osada, T. and W. Mori Zetsumetsugengo. .[ Kyoto University Press, Kyoto, pp.81-158. (in Japanese) Translation of Evans,N. Dying Words. Wiley-Blackwell, UK, pp.1-287. (forthcoming)


【Original Articles】

MORI, Wakaha 2010 Notes on Plural verbal bases in Sumerian. Kogan, L. (ed.) Language in the ancient near east. Babel und Bibel, 4/1. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Indiana, pp.167-179.

Mori, W. 2009,02 Sumerian through Babylonians' eyes. Maekawa, K. (ed.) Cultural Contact between Ancient Syria and Mesopotamia. Kokushikan University, Machida, Tokyo, pp.10-19. (in Japanese)

Maekawa, K. and W. Mori 2008 Dilmun, Magan and Meluhha in the Early Mesopotamian History. Annual Report of Indus Project 2007:155-167. (in Japanese)

Mori, W. 2007 Plural bases meaning "to go" in Sumerian. The Report of "Formation of Tribal Communities in the Bishri Mountains, Middle Euphrares” 2006 (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Area (2005-2009)):68-84. (in Japanese)

Mori,W. "Plural verbal bases meaning "to go" in Sumerian". Acta Sumerologica. Vol. 23(forthcoming). (reviewed).

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Mori, W., K.. Maekawa Dilmun, Magan and Meluhha in Early Mesopotamian History: 2500-1600 BC. Cultural Relations between the Indus Valley and the Iranian Plateau during the Third Millennium BC, 2008.06.07-2008.06.08, RIHN, Kyoto.

Mori, W. Exotic things in the Sumerian literarure - the periphery of Sumer and Akkad. The 51th Japanese Sumerological meeting, 2008.05.24-2008.05.25, Kyoto University (Kyoto) . (in Japanese)

Mori, W. Sumerian language from Babylonian's eyes. Cultural contact in the ancient Syria and Mesopotamia: peoples, cultures and languages, 2008.01.26-2008.01.27, Kyoto University. (in Japanese)

Mori, W. Let’s write our names in the cuneiform scripts. Possibility of Making Use of Museum in International Education: Through a Teacher Training Workshop, 2007.08.06-2007.08.07, The National Museum of Ethnology (Suita, Osaka). (in Japanese)

Mori, W. Notes on the plural bases in Sumerian. 53e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, International Congress of Assyriology and Near Eastern Archaeology, 2007.07.23-2007.07.28, Russian State University for Humanities, Ermitage Museum (Moscow and St. Petersberg, Russia).

Mori, W. Vowel change under the influence of the preceding consonants in Sumerian. The 50th Japanese Sumerological meeting, 2007.05.26-2007.05.27, Waseda University (Setagaya, Tokyo). (in Japanese)