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! Continue reading Mār Šiprim – The Rencontre Issue

RAI 2013

From July 15th to July 19th, the 59th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale was held in the beautiful city of Ghent, in Belgium. The theme of this RAI was ‘Law and (Dis)order in the Ancient Near East’, but on Sunday no one could tell, for the registration went as smooth as possible. With the sun shining on Assyriologists gathering from all over the world, it promised to be a fantastic week! Continue reading RAI 2013

Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale 2012-2013

LEIDEN, July 2012. Ten years after the previous RAI in Leiden, the Rencontre 2012 turned out to be a successful revisit. Under the theme “Private and State in the Ancient Near East” we attended great lectures, met with old friends and enjoyed a warm ambiance. The only spoiler was the weather. It did rain for most of the week: Not unknown for the Netherlands but definitely overstaying its welcome. Still, we hope everyone enjoyed their visit!

On behalf of the organizing committee in Leiden: Thank you all for coming and participating!

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