Welcome to the home of Mār Šiprim, the official Newsletter for the International Association for Assyriology (IAA). Through this Newsletter, the IAA aims to provide an online platform for Assyriologists and Near-Eastern enthusiasts where to interact with each other on both an intellectual and an informal level, thus establishing an international linkage among colleagues.

If you would like to know more about the visions of the IAA or would like to become a member, please visit the IAA website.

Issue 2015-1 has been published!

This time we bring you the first circular of the upcoming Rencontre in Switzerland, important information on membership and membership-payment, prizes, awards and funding. (remember, deadlines for all contests are MARCH 1st!!)
Curious about how last year’s winner of the IAA Fund is going to use her prize for research? Alexandra Kleinerman speaks about her ambitions.
We have a new “In the Spotlight“, this time coming all the way from Sydney, Australia with thanks to Dr. Louise Pryke. Learn more about the archaeological project Sabi Abyat, courtesy of research-assistant Merel Brüning, in our recurring section “In the Field”. Find out about the special discount Eisenbrauns is providing for IAA members on Rencontre Proceedings and read about ZAGROS, the mini-conference held in honour of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO) jubilee!

We hope you’ll enjoy this first issue of 2015! We would also like to remind you that we can use all of your help, with articles, ideas and feedback. So, if you know of an interesting topic, would like your project to receive more information through this medium, or want to share your thoughts, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Mār Šiprim is meant to be for Assyriologists and by Assyriologists so we need your help! Are you working on a project you think should be mentioned in this Newsletter? Do you live in a country you think deserves to be in the spotlight in the next issue? Or do you have a great idea that might broaden the general horizon of Mār Šiprim? Please don’t hesitate to send us your input!

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