Special Offer on Rencontre Proceedings by Eisenbrauns

Dear members of the International Association for Assyriology,

Eisenbrauns is very happy to announce that the latest proceedings of the Rencontre, RAI 57 = Tradition and Innovation in the Ancient Near East, edited by Alfonso Archi, is being published this week. As a member of the IAA, you are eligible for a special 30% discount on all proceedings of RAI meetings published by Eisenbrauns, including this volume. Continue reading Special Offer on Rencontre Proceedings by Eisenbrauns

IAA Subsidies for Cuneiform Studies

thumbnail_KleinermanAlexandra Kleinerman is a faculty research associate in the Jonathan and Jeannette Ancient Near Eastern Studies Tablet Collection at Cornell University. She is collaborating with Prof. Alhena Gadotti (Towson University) to publish close to 800 Old Babylonian Sumerian scribal exercise texts currently housed at Cornell. Continue reading IAA Subsidies for Cuneiform Studies

In the Field: Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria

Investigating the Origins of Imperialism at Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria

By: Merel Brüning, research assistant to Dr. Bleda Düring

In 2011, Dr. Bleda Düring of the Faculty of Archaeology in Leiden, obtained a European Research Council Starting Grant for his project “Consolidating Empire – Reconstructing Hegemonic Practices of the Middle Assyrian Empire at the Late Bronze Age Fortified Estate of Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria, ca. 1230 – 1180 BC”. Continue reading In the Field: Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria

In The Spotlight: Sydney University

This issue the spotlight falls on the University of Sydney, where dr. Louise Pryke is a Research Associate.

“I’d like to think that the living Aboriginal culture makes
Australians more curious to investigate the ancient world, both in terms of Australian history and world history”

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