Mār Šiprim – The Rencontre Issue

Welcome to already the third issue of Mār Šiprim! You may have noticed that we have had somewhat of a delay: issue number three was supposed to come out July 15th, and the calendar reads August. But there is a good excuse: we wanted to be able to add all of the information about RAI 2013. So, after a short waiting period, we give you Mār Šiprim – The Rencontre Issue!

Besides RAI information, this issue will of course also feature our recurring themes:

For “In The Spotlight”, this time professor Cornelius and Jonathan Westhead will give us information about Assyriology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa!

“In The Field” has gone off its usual archaeological track. This time, we give you in the field-information by Lidewij van de Peut about her PhD program Topoi in Berlin.

The “IAA-Initiatives”-section is all about the Rencontre. Interviews have been conducted with the De Gruijter – and IAA Prize winners and new initiatives are announced.

And as always, the “Recent Publications” page has been updated.

We hope you’ll enjoy this third issue of Mār Šiprim and encourage all of you to react, provide feedback and make us aware of any interesting subjects for the next issues!


the Mār Šiprim Team