Monday, May 30, 2016

Assyrian symposium at Library of Congress

ARAMAIC WATCH: Symposium on Assyrian Culture and History to Be Held At Library of Congress.
(AINA) -- A symposium titled Assyrian Legacy: From Ancient Civilization to Modern Cultural Revival will be held on June 10 in Washington at the U.S. Library of Congress, located at the historic Thomas Jefferson building on 101 Independence Avenue SE.

The symposium, sponsored by the Assyrian Universal Alliance, is comprised of three sessions on topics related to the history of the Assyrians. Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb, the chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress, will open the symposium.

Follow the link for the schedule. The symposium is wide ranging, dealing with ancient Assyriology (the study of Akkadian cuneiform on clay tablets) to ancient Syriac to speakers of modern Aramaic in twentieth-century Iraq and in the present day.