[b-hebrew] 9. MICAH ,eeting - final call

R. Lehmann lehmann at uni-mainz.de
Sat Aug 30 08:54:44 EDT 2008

9. Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew (MICAH)
Reminder and 3rd (final) call.

The 9th Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew and Related  
Languages (9. MICAH) will take place at Johannes Gutenberg University  
of Mainz (Germany), from Friday, 14 to Sunday 16 November, 2008.

You are invited to give a lecture, either a short paper (20 min plus  
5 discussion) or a full lecture (45 min plus 10 discussion), as you  

Topics cover the grammar and linguistics of Ancient and Classical  
Hebrew (Epigraphic and Biblical Hebrew, Qumran and related Hebrew,  
and Ben Sira), as well as studies of adjacent languages and  
epigraphy, for instance Ugaritic, Phoenician-Punic, Old and Imperial  
Aramaic, Moabite and Edomite. Also welcome are topics on general  
epigraphy, paleography, and general linguistics in close connection  
with these languages.

Submitted paper topics will be arranged into special sessions, within  
the following areas:

Biblical Hebrew
Postbiblical Hebrew
Lexicography & Semantics
Epigraphy & Palaeography
General topics of Northwest Semitic paleography.

Conference languages are German, English, and French.
As we wish to avoid parallel sessions, sessions will be deemed closed  
when the optimal number of proposed papers for each are accepted.

Actually, due to few cancellations the schedule is not yet fixed, but  
will be until Friday, September 12th at the latest.

Postgraduates, or PhD. doctorate students are explicitly invited to  
present their projects where they might benefit from collegial  
discussions. Any one applying in this category, please indicate  
clearly your institution and supervisor. Please send paper proposals  
to the undersigned (lehmann at uni-mainz.de) and indicate the topic  
(preliminary or working title) and the preferred length of presentation.

For participation, we request a fee of 35 Euro, which is due on site.  
For those who present a paper, participation is free. While no formal  
pre-registration form is needed, for planning purposes, it is  
nevertheless important that we receive soon an email declaration of  
intent even if you do not present a paper, at the given address. We  
are not organizing travel or housing arrangements, but will gladly  
inform you on available lodging near the University.

The actual list of speakers will shortly be presented on

For all questions and concern please contact:

Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann
Academic Director / Ancient Hebrew and NWS Languages
Research Unit on Ancient Hebrew & Epigraphy
Faculty of Protestant Theology
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Tel. +49-6131-39-23284 (office)
Phone and fax +49-6132-799873
email: MICAH[&]uni-mainz.de

In co-operation with:
Anna E. Zernecke (University of Mainz)
Dr. Johannes F. Diehl (University of Frankfurt)

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