SORAYA FIELD FIORIO
HISTORIAN WRITER MUSICIAN
Soraya Field Fiorio is a historian, writer, and musician based in New York City. Her research interests include intellectual history, comparative mythology, and the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of the ancient Near East and Aegean. She works to recover "lost" historical women—hidden figures whose presence has been omitted from the traditional metanarrative through either intentional destruction or neglect.
A classically-trained pianist, she is one half of the band
White Falcon Black Dove along with Chaka Malik.
Photo c. Studio Fotín
The Epic of Gilgamesh,
The King Who Tried to Conquer Death
Dive into the Epic of Gilgamesh, and follow the king of Uruk
on a series of dangerous quests as he searches for immortality.
A Day in the Life of an Ancient Babylonian Business Mogul
Follow Beltani, a Babylonian priestess and businesswoman, as she investigates who is undermining her barley fields and tavern.
The Rise and Fall of
History's First Empire
Discover history’s first empire: Sumer, located in Mesopotamia, which built the world’s first cities and created the first writing system.
Who Was the World's
Travel back in time to ancient Mesopotamia and meet Enheduanna, a high priestess and the world’s first author.
The Murder of Ancient Alexandria's Greatest Scholar
Who was Hypatia and why was she deemed a threat?
The Race to Decode a Mysterious Language
Dig into the mysterious Linear B symbols, found on ancient tablets on the island of Crete, which took scholars nearly 50 years to decode.
TED-Ed, with Susan Lupack
The Last Chief of the Comanches and the Fall of an Empire
Get to know the story of Quanah Parker, a Native American warrior and leader, and the last chief of the Comanche tribe.
TED-Ed, with Dustin Tahmahkera
The secret life of Sir Isaac Newton
and his inward search for hidden truth.
A fight over all things visible and invisible, featuring practical magic, empire, and terrible men.
On archaic marriage laws—and those who found loopholes in them.