RAI 2016

We would like to thank the organizing committee of this year’s RAI, who toiled hard to make the 2016 Rencontre a success!

The Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale took place in Philadelphia this year, as a sort of distinguished prelude to the following week’s Democratic National Convention. We had our own share of challenges to deal with, as the city of Philadelphia was hit by both soaring temperatures and a breakdown in public transportation in the week ahead of the Rencontre. Undeterred, the organizers of this year’s Rencontre, Grant Frame, Josh Jeffers, Holly Pittman, Lauren Ristvet, Steve Tinney, and Richard Zettler, managed to turn it into the success we all expected it to be.

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Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale 2015

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!

RAI 2014 Reminder!

Those of you who have been reading the previous issues of this newsletter couldn’t have missed it, but just to make sure: do not forget that the RAI 2014 is coming up!

Some quick information: The 60th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from the 21st to the 25th of July under the theme “Fortune and Misfortune”. Continue reading RAI 2014 Reminder!

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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