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Please find the programme and the abstracts here.

General Information

The Département des sciences de l’Antiquité of the University of Geneva and the Abteilung für Vorderasiatische Archäologie of the University of Bern have the pleasure of inviting you to convene for the 61st Rencontre in Switzerland.

Our theme, Text and Image, endeavors to stimulate a renewed dialogue between those of us who study the written legacy and those who study the material legacy of the ancient Near East. We welcome all efforts that aim at a holistic under­standing of the complete ancient Near Eastern human being. In order to accommodate excavation schedules, the 61st RAI in Geneva and Bern will take place from 22 to 26 June 2015.

You will find all relevant information, including the the circulars, on this website.
Welcome to Switzerland!

The 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, J. Tudeau