The volume of the contributions to RAI 47, Sex and Gender in the Ancient Near East, edited by Simo Parpola and Robert Whiting, has been published.
For those of you who fell in love with Helsinki and cant wait to get back, here are some links to information on Finland so you can keep track of what is going on here.
Information on Finland
Finland's Web page prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Information on Helsinki
The City of Helsinki's Home Page
Current Euro Exchange Rate
Helsinki Transport Information
and for those of you for whom the Rencontre is the thing, wherever it may be, here is a link to the home page of the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale International Congress of Assyriology & Near Eastern Archaeology in Leiden and a link to the home page of the next Rencontre, RAI 49 in London in 2003.