Émilie Pagé-Perron

Assyriologist and Digital Scholar

Assyriologist and Digital Scholar Émilie Pagé-Perron is the first Junior Research Fellow in Assyriology at Wolfson College. Her research interests encompass Mesopotamian social history, Sumerian philology, and Computational Linguistics of cuneiform languages.

Émilie employs both a traditional philological approach and computational methods in her work. Although her education is based in the Humanities, she has perfected her skills in data science, with a focus on data management and curation, natural language processing, and network analysis.

After a B.A. in Religious Studies specializing in Hinduism at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Émilie has pursued her interest in the Ancient World at the Université de Genève with Prof. Antoine Cavigneaux, where she prepared a Master's thesis on the fishing industry in the Early Dynastic IIIb period (2012). Her doctoral dissertation discusses social identity in the third millennium through a study of the pantheon of the ancient city of Adab. 

Émilie is co-director of the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative and editor of the Cuneiform Digital Library Notes. Her publications include: 2018 “Network Analysis for Reproducible Research on Large Administrative Cuneiform Corpora” in Vanessa Juloux, Amy Gansell and Alessandro di Ludovico eds. CyberResearch on the Ancient Near East and Eastern Mediterranean. Case Studies on texts, objects, and archaeological data. Brill 192-221 (read more) and É. P.-P., Maria Sukhareva, Ilya Khait, and Christian Chiarcos 2017 “Machine Translation and Automated Analysis of the Sumerian Language” LaTeCH-CLfL workshop,  Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Anthology (read more).