Programme

69th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale

This program draft is subject to changes. The first program draft with speakers' names will be published by the end of April.
Monday, 8 July 2024

The registration desk will stay open through 12:00 PM on Friday 12 July, so if there are significant queues on Monday morning please return to the registration desk at a later moment.

Dean Pirjo Hiidenmaa, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki

Professor Saana Svärd, chair of 69th RAI organising committee, director of the Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires, University of Helsinki

Professor Walther Sallaberger, president of IAA, University of Munich

The Unicafe Porthania canteen at the conference venue is open for lunch and snacks. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity.

Session 14a
General track, 3 papers

Session 14b
General track, 3 papers

Session 14c
Workshop: Ancient Identities under Empire, 1-3 of 12

Session 14d
Workshop: The Ancient Western Asian Image: a Weapon and Victim, 1-3 of 6

Session 14e
Workshop: Intertextuality in Cuneiform Literature and Beyond, 1-3 of 15

Session 14f
Workshop: Emesal in Third Millennium Texts, 1-3 of 6

Session 15a
General track, 3 papers

Session 15b
General track, 3 papers

Session 15c
Workshop: Ancient Identities under Empire, 4-6 of 12

Session 15d
Workshop: The Ancient Western Asian Image: a Weapon and Victim, 4-6 of 6

Session 15e
Workshop: Intertextuality in Cuneiform Literature and Beyond, 4-6 of 15

Session 15f
Workshop: Emesal in Third Millennium Texts, 4-6 of 6

Tuesday, 9 July 2024

Session 1a
General track, 3 papers

Session 1b
General track, 3 papers

Session 1c
Workshop: The Circulation and Adaption of Knowledge in the Ancient Near East, 1-3 of 12

Session 1d
Workshop: Digital and Open Assyriology, 1-3 of 21

Session 1e
Workshop: Intertextuality in Cuneiform Literature and Beyond, 7-9 of 15

Session 1f
Workshop: Land Management Practices: Migration and Empire, 1-3 of 9

Session 2a
General track, 3 papers

Session 2b
General track, 3 papers

Session 2c
Workshop: The Circulation and Adaption of Knowledge in the Ancient Near East, 4-6 of 12

Session 2d
Workshop: Digital and Open Assyriology, 4-6 of 21

Session 2e
Workshop: Intertextuality in Cuneiform Literature and Beyond, 10-12 of 15

Session 2f
Workshop: Land Management Practices: Migration and Empire, 4-6 of 9

The Unicafe Porthania canteen at the conference venue is open for lunch and snacks. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity.

Session 3a
General track, 3 papers

Session 3b
General track, 3 papers

Session 3c
Workshop: Ancient Identities under Empire, 7-9 of 12

Session 3d
Workshop: Digital and Open Assyriology, 7-9 of 21

Session 3e
Workshop: Intertextuality in Cuneiform Literature and Beyond, 13-15 of 15

Session 3f
Workshop: Land Management Practices: Migration and Empire, 7-9 of 9

Posters can be viewed in the conference venue at any time. During this dedicated poster session poster presenters are available for questions, comments and discussion near their poster, and all conference participants are encouraged to interact with poster presenters.

Session 4a
General track, 3 papers

Session 4b
General track, 3 papers

Session 4c
Workshop: Ancient Identities under Empire, 10-12 of 12

Session 4d
Workshop: Digital and Open Assyriology, 10-12 of 21

Session 4e
Workshop: Another Look at Motherhood in Ancient Western Asia, 1-3 of 9

Session 4f
Workshop: Archaeology and Fieldwork, 1-3 of 9

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

Session 5a
General track, 3 papers

Session 5b
General track, 3 papers

Session 5c
Workshop: The Circulation and Adaption of Knowledge in the Ancient Near East, 7-9 of 12

Session 5d
Workshop: Digital and Open Assyriology, 13-15 of 21

Session 5e
Workshop: Another Look at Motherhood in Ancient Western Asia, 4-6 of 9

Session 5f
Workshop: Helsinki research from “State Archives of Assyria” to “Ancient Near Eastern Empires”, 1-3 of 6

Session 6a
General track, 3 papers

Session 6b
General track, 3 papers

Session 6c
Workshop: The Circulation and Adaption of Knowledge in the Ancient Near East, 10-12 of 12

Session 6d
Workshop: Digital and Open Assyriology, 16-18 of 21

Session 6e
Workshop: Another Look at Motherhood in Ancient Western Asia, 7-9 of 9

Session 6f
Workshop: Helsinki research from “State Archives of Assyria” to “Ancient Near Eastern Empires”, 4-6 of 6

The Unicafe Porthania canteen at the conference venue is open for lunch and snacks. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity.

Registration to excursions through the conference registration form. Availability is limited.

Thursday, 11 July 2024

Session 7a
General track, 3 papers

Session 7b
General track, 3 papers

Session 7c
Workshop: Current Research in Third Millennium Studies, 1-3 of 21

Session 7d
Workshop: King- and Queenship in the Ancient Near East: Maintaining Relations with the Power Base, 1-3 of 18

Session 7e
Workshop: Hylistic Mythological Research, 1-3 of 9

Session 7f
Workshop: Narrative and Storytelling as a Communication Strategy in Cuneiform Scholarship, 1-3 of 9

Session 8a
General track, 3 papers

Session 8b
General track, 3 papers

Session 8c
Workshop: Current Research in Third Millennium Studies, 4-6 of 21

Session 8d
Workshop: King- and Queenship in the Ancient Near East: Maintaining Relations with the Power Base, 4-6 of 18

Session 8e
Workshop: Hylistic Mythological Research, 4-6 of 9

Session 8f
Workshop: Narrative and Storytelling as a Communication Strategy in Cuneiform Scholarship, 4-6 of 9

The Unicafe Porthania canteen at the conference venue is open for lunch and snacks. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity.

Session 9a
General track, 3 papers

Session 9b
General track, 3 papers

Session 9c
Workshop: Current Research in Third Millennium Studies, 7-9 of 21

Session 9d
Workshop: Digital and Open Assyriology, 19-21 of 21

Session 9e
Workshop: Hylistic Mythological Research, 7-9 of 9

Session 9f
Workshop: Narrative and Storytelling as a Communication Strategy in Cuneiform Scholarship, 7-9 of 9

Friday, 12 July 2024

Session 10a
General track, 3 papers

Session 10b
Workshop: Between Anarchy and Hierarchy: Creating Epistemic Order in the Ancient Near East, 1-3 of 12

Session 10c
Workshop: Current Research in Third Millennium Studies, 10-12 of 21

Session 10d
Workshop: King- and Queenship in the Ancient Near East: Maintaining Relations with the Power Base, 7-9 of 18

Session 10e
Workshop: Textiles in Cuneiform Texts: Recording, Terminology and Techniques, 1-3 of 6

Session 10f
Workshop: People and Seals in the Ancient Near East, 1-3 of 12

Session 11a
General track, 3 papers

Session 11b
Workshop: Between Anarchy and Hierarchy: Creating Epistemic Order in the Ancient Near East, 4-6 of 12

Session 11c
Workshop: Current Research in Third Millennium Studies, 13-15 of 21

Session 11d
Workshop: King- and Queenship in the Ancient Near East: Maintaining Relations with the Power Base, 9-12 of 18

Session 11e
Workshop: Textiles in Cuneiform Texts: Recording, Terminology and Techniques, 4-6 of 6

Session 11f
Workshop: People and Seals in the Ancient Near East, 4-6 of 12

The Unicafe Porthania canteen at the conference venue is open for lunch and snacks. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity.

Session 12a
General track, 3 papers

Session 12b
Workshop: Between Anarchy and Hierarchy: Creating Epistemic Order in the Ancient Near East, 7-9 of 12

Session 12c
Workshop: Current Research in Third Millennium Studies, 16-18 of 21

Session 12d
Workshop: King- and Queenship in the Ancient Near East: Maintaining Relations with the Power Base, 13-15 of 18

Session 12e
Workshop: Archaeology and Fieldwork, 4-6 of 9

Session 12f
Workshop: People and Seals in the Ancient Near East, 7-9 of 12

Session 13a
General track, 3 papers

Session 13b
Workshop: Between Anarchy and Hierarchy: Creating Epistemic Order in the Ancient Near East, 10-12 of 12

Session 13c
Workshop: Current Research in Third Millennium Studies, 19-21 of 21

Session 13d
Workshop: King- and Queenship in the Ancient Near East: Maintaining Relations with the Power Base, 16-18 of 18

Session 13e
Workshop: Archaeology and Fieldwork, 7-9 of 9

Session 13f
Workshop: People and Seals in the Ancient Near East, 10-12 of 12