RAI 2014: Warsaw

Perhaps a bit early, just one month since we have all enjoyed the previous Rencontre, but the next RAI is already occupying our minds! RAI 60 will take place in the beautiful country of Poland and the city of Warsaw will be its stage. It will be held from July 21st to July 25th, 2014 and we are looking forward to seeing you all there!

Some early information by the organizing committee:

VENUE

Sessions will be held at the Old Library building, the university’s former library which has been revamped as a modern conference centre. It is located at the main University campus (Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28) on the so-called Royal Track and about a ten-minute walk from the Old Town.

Hubert Kowalski_Archiwum Biura Promocji Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego (4)
Photo by: Hubert Kowalski – Archiwum Biura Promocji Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

THEME

The theme of the Warsaw Rencontre will be “Fortune and Misfortune in the Ancient Near East.” The organizers believe that it may be approached from a number of angles including the issues of success and failure: (generally) in life; in love; in court; in war (victory and defeat); in ritual (ritual success and failure); in medicine (successful and failed treatment); in omens; in oracles.

Photo by: Piotr Bocian - Archiwum Biura Promocji Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Photo by: Piotr Bocian – Archiwum Biura Promocji Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

INFORMATION

All the necessary practical information will be posted on 60 RAI web site, to be launched very soon. The organizers will gladly answer any questions you may have, you can also write to the Rencontre e-mail address.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Olga Drewnowska, Magdalena Kapełuś, Rafał Koliński, Adam Kryszeń, Małgorzata Sandowicz, Piotr Taracha