ARAM FORTHCOMING CONFERENCES

Below is a summary of the forthcoming conferences organised by ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies. To download the  forthcoming conferences list please click on the following link. Forthcoming Conferences

The Aramaeans B.C.: History, Literature, and Archaeology, 9th11th July 2018 (University of Oxford)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Forty Seventh International Conference on the history and the cultural heritage of the Aramaeans B.C.: History, Literature, and Archaeology, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, on 09th – 11th July 2018.

The conference will start on Monday July 9th at 9am, finishing on Wednesday July 11th at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]

Syriac Christianity, 11th13th July 2018, (Oxford University)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Forty Eighth International Conference on Syriac Christianity (including Mar Touma Church), and the Archaeology of monasteries and churches in the Syriac (Syrian), Maronite, Chaldean, and Assyrian (Church of the East) Churches, to be held at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, on 11th – 13th July 2018.

The conference will start on Wednesday 11th July at 9am, finishing on Friday 13th July at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]

Afterlife, Funerary Beliefs and Ceremonies, and Cemeteries in the Near East before 8th Century A.D., 16th18th July 2018 (University of Oxford)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Forty Ninth International Conference on Afterlife, Funerary Beliefs and Ceremonies, and Cemeteries in the Near East before 8th Century A.D., to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, on 16th – 18th July 2018.

The conference will start on Monday 16th July at 9am, finishing on Wednesday 18th July at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]

The Gnostics of the Ancient Near East, 8th10th July 2019 (University of Oxford)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fiftieth International Conference International Conference on the theme of The Gnostics of the Ancient Near East, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, 8th-10th July, 2019.

The conference aims to study the Naj Hammadi Scriptures, the Valentinians, the Mysteries of Mithra, Hermes, Aridaeus, Didymos, the Hymn of Jesus, the Acts of John, the Chaldean Oracles, the Manichaeans, the Mandaeans, and others.

The conference will start on Monday 11th July at 9am finishing on Friday 13th July at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address:

ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England.

Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]

Mandaeism, 11-12 July 2019 (University of Oxford)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty First International Conference International Conference on the theme of Mandaeism, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, 11-12 July, 2019.

The conference aims to study Mandaeism and its relationship to Near Eastern religions and Gnostic movements. The conference will start on Thursday 11th July at 9am finishing on Friday 12th July at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address:

ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England.

Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]

The Arab Axes, 15th-17th July, 2019

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty Second International Conference on The Arab Axes, 15th-17th July 2019

Part I: Dūmat al-Jandal – al-Ḥīrah – al-Jabiah in Late Antiquities.

Part II: From Najran to Ḥatra in Late Antiquities.

The conference will start on Monday 15th July at 9am, finishing on Wednesday 17th July at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041. Email: [email protected]

Melkite Christianity, 06th08th July 2020, (Oxford University)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty Third International Conference on Melkite Christianity (the Patriarchates of Antioch, Jerusalem and Alexandria) and the Archaeology of monasteries and churches in the Melkite and Byzantine Christianity in the Levant, to be held at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, on 6th – 8th July 2020.

The conference will start on Monday 6th July at 9pm, finishing on Wednesday 8th July at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]

The Ascetic Settlements and Monasteries in the Ancient Near East before 9th century A.D., 9th11th July 2020, (Oxford University)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty Fourth International Conference on the history and archaeology of The Ascetic Settlements and Monasteries in the Levant before 7th century AD, to be held at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, on 9th – 11th July 2020.

The conference aims to present the archaeological sites of the early ascetic settlements in the ancient Near East, and to shed more light on the Naditû of Babylon, the Essenes and the Jewish ascetic movements, the Manichaeans of the Levant, Apotactitai and Monazontes, early Christian asceticism in Syria, Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Egypt, and other ascetic trends in the Levant before 7th century AD.

The conference will start on Thursday 9th July at 9pm, finishing on Saturday 11th July at 1pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]

The Aramaeans B.C.: History, Literature, and Archaeology, 12th14th July, 2021 (University of Oxford)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty Fifth International Conference on the history and the cultural heritage of the Aramaeans B.C.: History, Literature, and Archaeology, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, on 12th – 14th July, 2021.

The conference will start on Monday July 12th at 9am, finishing on Wednesday July 14th at 1pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]

Syriac Christianity, 14th16th July 2021, (Oxford University)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty Sixth International Conference on Syriac Christianity, to be held at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, on 14th – 16th July 2021

The conference will start on Wednesday 14th July at 9pm, finishing on Friday 16th July at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]

The Syro-Mesopotamian Roots of the Armenian and Georgian Churches, 19th21st July 2021, (Oxford University)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fifty Seventh International Conference on the Syro-Mesopotamian Roots of the Armenian and Georgian Churches, to be held at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, on 19th – 21st July 2021

The conference will start on Monday 19th July at 9pm, finishing on Wednesday 21st July at 1pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. Tel. 01865-514041 Email: [email protected]