As a new year is approaching, the IAA would like to remind its members to pay their annual membership dues. As of this month, members can find on the IAA website whether or not they are behind in payment, and if so, for how many membership years. Members that have not paid their membership for the running membership year, will be marked ‘inactive’. This does not mean that they are no longer considered to be a member, but it should remind them that membership payment is required in order to keep the Association alive.
If a member has not paid for over three years, their membership will be cancelled en their names will be removed from the website. If your name is not on the list, but you feel it should be, please do not hesitate to contact the IAA.
The IAA would like to thank the organizing committee of the 2015 Rencontre for their warm welcome and all of their hard work to make this year’s RAI another great success. For those of you who were not able to attend the Rencontre and General Meeting, or would simply like to review their visit, please find the minutes of the General Meeting here. The Rencontre Programme can be found here. The abstracts can be found here, and photos can be found here!
In addition to the article on Membership Payment in this issue, the IAA Board has discussed options to make it easier for members to stay up-to-date with their membership payment. The IAA Office has found that many members who receive a payment reminder, are unaware that they are behind, or at least do not know exactly how far they are behind. Therefore, the Board has decided to make some changes to the IAA website. Continue reading Membership Payment Information Online
During the General Meeting at the Rencontre in Geneva and Bern the issue of membership payment has been discussed. Although membership numbers have raised during the past couple of years, income out of membership payments has unfortunately declined. The reason for this is that members tend to forget to pay their membership dues for one or more years, even though a payment reminder is sent out once or twice a year (depending on how far behind the member is on their payment) and another reminder is published in Mār Šiprim. Continue reading Membership Payment
As you might have seen, the IAA website has undergone a massive transformation. IAA President Cécile Michel had noticed that media has become more interested in the history of the Near East, as a result of the tragic circumstances there. This had led to a necessity to make the website more accessible for those who are not schooled in Assyriology. Continue reading New Website
This year’s winner of the De Gruyter Award, the Award presented for the best recent Ph.D dissertation in Assyriology , is C. Jay Crisostomo for his dissertation: ‘Bilingual Education in Scholarship: The Old Babylonian Word List Izi’. Continue reading De Gruyter Award
In second place, Dr. Michele Cammarosano has won the IAA Prize for his article: “The Cuneiform Stylus”. Dr. Cammarosano is associated with the department of Altorientalistik at the University of Würzburg, where he works on the Project “3D-Joins und Schriftmetrologie” under the supervision of G.W. Müller. Continue reading IAA Prize Runner-up
The winner of the IAA Prize 2015 is Enrique Jiménez with his article ‘New Fragments of Gilgameš and other Literary Texts from Kuyunjik’, published in Iraq 76 (2014). Dr. Jiménez: “The article presents the highlights of a quest for new pieces of Babylonian literature that started some years ago, using the British Museum’s catalogue. Continue reading IAA Prize
We would like to remind everyone that the entry deadline for the awards and prizes of 2015, is coming up. All applications have to be entered by March 1st 2015. Continue reading Prizes, Awards and Funds
Dear IAA-members, a new year has started, and with that a new membership year for the IAA. Some of you may have already received an email about the payment of the IAA membership fees for 2013 and 2014, but we would like to remind everyone again to pay their dues for 2015. Continue reading Membership Fees