As some of you may have noticed, both the IAA website and the Mār Šiprim-website, have been inaccessible for a while from some locations; especially in the United States. We have been working hard to solve this problem, and as it seems at the moment, the websites are now accessible again. If for whatever reason […]
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IAA Initiatives: Prizes, Awards and Funds
IAA Prizes and Awards We would like to remind everyone that the entry deadline for the awards and prizes of 2015, is coming up. All applications have to be entered by MARCH 1st 2015. To further encourage young researchers to engage with the scientific community, the IAA, in cooperation with other parties, has started some […]
IAA Initiatives: Membership Fees
Dear IAA-members, a new year has started, and with that a new membership year for the IAA. Some of you may have already received an email about the payment of the IAA membership fees for 2013 and 2014, but we would like to remind everyone again to pay their dues for 2015. The IAA has […]
IAA Initiatives: Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale 2015
Rencontre 2015, Geneva and Bern From June 22 to June 26th, the 61st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale will take place, hosted by the universities of Geneva and Bern. (Please be reminded that IAA-members receive a discount on Rencontre entrance-fees!). The first circular has been published by the organizing committee, with information on this year’s theme, papers, […]
IAA Initiatives: IAA Subsidies for Cuneiform Studies (Previously Maureen Kovaks Fund)
Alexandra Kleinerman is a faculty research associate in the Jonathan and Jeannette Ancient Near Eastern Studies Tablet Collection at Cornell University. She is collaborating with Prof. Alhena Gadotti (Towson University) to publish close to 800 Old Babylonian Sumerian scribal exercise texts currently housed at Cornell. These exercises are primarily lexical, and so represent the elementary […]
Introduction by Cécile Michel, IAA President
Dear colleagues, members of the IAA,
As you may know, on July 24 in Warsaw, during the general meeting of the International Association for Assyriology, I was elected as the new president of the Association for the next four years. I am extremely honored for the confidence placed in me. With the help and goodwill of all IAA members, I shall do my best to be worthy of this trust.
60th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale
It has been over a month ago since already the 60th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale was held in Poland, Warsaw. It has been a great edition, featuring a fantastic venue and interesting lectures. And of course, during the General Meeting on Thursday a new president and new board members were elected. More on the new IAA president and board members can be found in this issue of Mār Šiprim
2014 Winners of Prizes and Grants
Since last year, the IAA and De Gruyter Publications have started two competitions to award promising young researchers: the IAA Prize and the De Gruyter Dissertation Award. Besides these two awards, there is also the Maureen Kovacs Fund, from which every year a financial donation towards a young researcher’s project is provided. The 2014 prize winners and the Maureen Kovaks Fund recipient have been announced during the General Meeting at the Rencontre in Warsaw.
Call to Attention: Please Provide your Correct Email Address
It has come to the attention of the IAA, that many email addresses which have been provided over the years by our members, are no longer in use. We would therefore like to ask everyone who has changed their address recently, or at least since they have become a member of the IAA, to provide us with their new contact information.
New IAA Website
The International Association for Assyriology is proud to announce the launch of their new website! Please visit and wander through the pages, again filled with everything Assyriology. All information that used to be on the old website, has been transferred to the new one, but in a (we hope) more clear and compact state. The improved interface makes it easier to find what you are looking for and the new server allows a more streamlined appearance.