The Gilgamesh epic project for young people ran from May 2015 to October 2016. It was organised by the Enheduanna Society, and sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the British Institute for the Study of Iraq.
Project participants were given opportunities to hear, interpret, explore, renew and pass on the 3000-year-old Gilgamesh epic. They were mentored by Zipang Mesopotamian Storytellers
Fran Hazelton (English), June Peters (English), Badia Obaid (Arabic and English).
The storytelling was
based on translations by Dr Stephanie Dalley from the Faculty of
Oriental Studies, University
of Oxford, and Professor Andrew George from the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London.
Especial thanks go to John Levitt for his
reading of the Gilgamesh epic from Three Kings of Warka.,
and to Simon Clemenson for his workshops on cuneiform writing.
Websites on which the project has been
The Enheduanna Society
BBC Radio 4 “In Our Time”