Archive | Issue 2013-3

Mār Šiprim – The Rencontre Issue

Besides RAI information, this issue will of course also feature our recurring themes: For “In The Spotlight”, this time professor Cornelius and Jonathan Westhead will give us information about Assyriology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa!
“In The Field” has gone off its usual archaeological track. This time, we give you in the field-information from Lidewij van de Peut about her PhD program Topoi in Berlin. The “IAA-Initiatives”-section is all about the Rencontre. Interviews have been conducted with the De Gruijter – and IAA Prize winners and new initiatives are announced. And as always, the “Recent Publications” page has been updated.

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In The Field: A PhD Abroad

This issue, we have taken a somewhat different approach to the “In The Field” section than you have been getting used to. As we were reminded, not just the interaction with other fields such as Archaeology falls under the “In The Field”-category. Travelling to universities and interacting within projects are all part of the hands-on approach that is a part of Assyriology. Therefore, we have asked one PhD student to give some information on what it is like to be working abroad, within a large project.

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IAA-Initiatives: 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!

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IAA-Initiatives: 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 from the organizing-committee:

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IAA-Initiatives: De Gruyter Award- Honorable Mentioning

During the last Rencontre’s general meeting, the winner of the De Gruyter Award has been announced. Although Tobias Scheucher’s dissertation was worth the first prize, Eva van Dassow mentioned in her speech that the evaluation committee was pleasantly surprised by the very high standard of dissertations that where handed in. There were others who had also written some excellent dissertations and we of course do not want to deprive anyone who was not present in Ghent from knowing about them, or these talents from being honoured. We therefore hereby give you the kind words Eva von Dassow spoke about the award and the dissertations handed in by Ilgi Gercek and Nicolas Vanderroost:

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IAA-Initiatives: IAA Prize Winners

At the General Meeting during the Rencontre in Ghent this year, not one but two prizes were awarded. Next to the De Gruyter Award, the IAA was proud to present it’s very own IAA Prize, which is given to two up-and-coming Assyriologists that had written the best article after the PhD. First-prize winner was Gabriella Spada (Italy) and Erik van Dongen (Finland) was the runner-up. Twelve papers had been submitted.

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