General Information

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology have the honor to invite you to the 62nd Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale—the annual conference of the International Association for Assyriology—to be held in Philadelphia, USA, on July 11th through 15th, 2016. The theme of this meeting is “Ur in the Twenty-First Century CE.”

You will find all the necessary practical information on this website and in the forthcoming circulars.

We look forward to welcoming you in Philadelphia, the only World Heritage City in the United States.

Organizing committee:
Grant Frame, Joshua Jeffers, Holly Pittman, Lauren Ristvet, Steve Tinney, and Richard Zettler

First Circular
Second Circular
Third Circular


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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of:
Center for Ancient Studies (University of Pennsylvania)
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (New York University)