3rd Circular

We look forward with pleasure and anticipation to welcoming you in Switzerland in a month’s time. In the meantime, we would like to update you on the forthcoming 61st RAI.

In Geneva (UNI Mail), registration will be open on Sunday, 21 June, between 5 and 7 pm, and on Monday and Tuesday, 22-23 June, beginning at 8:30 am.

In Bern (Uni-S), registration will be open on Wednesday, 24 June, between 3 and 6 pm, and on Thursday and Friday, 25-26 June, beginning at 8:30 am.

You will find more information on the venues on our website.

We kindly ask you to pay your registration online.

A preliminary program has been posted.
Please note that changes are still possible. Presently, it includes 74 papers, 14 posters, and 11 workshops with an additional 88 papers. Moreover, the statutory meeting of SHIRIN (http://shirin-international.org/) will take place at the RAI, and SHIRIN, together with IAW of the University of Bern, will discuss strategies for restoration and reconstruction.

Our staff will be accepting PowerPoint presentations upon registration or in the conference rooms between sessions. We recommended that you have your presentation also in pdf-format. Those intending to use handouts, please send them to us by 15 June so that we can prepare copies.

Receptions will take place on Tuesday evening, 6:30-10 pm, in the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva, Rue Charles Galland 2, and on Wednesday evening, 8-11 pm, in the Rathaus in Bern, Rathausplatz 2. There will also be a VLIP-party for everybody on Thursday evening, from 8 pm on, in the Kornhauskeller, Kornhausplatz 18.

We would also like to remind you of the Swiss Society for Ancient Near Eastern Studies‘ meeting on Philology and Archaeology: Dialogue in Crisis, which will take place on Saturday, 27 June, following the RAI in Bern, from 9:30-12 am.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries you may have.

With our best regards,
Your Organizing Committee
A. Ahrens, P. Attinger, A. Cavigneaux, E. Clevenstine, S. Ecklin, M. Jaques, P.
M. Michel, C. Mittermayer, G. O. Nicolet, M. Novák, S. Rutishauser, C. E. Suter,
and J. Tudeau