Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tawitha: Sharing our Syriac Research

Syriac Studies Conference - 24 August 2012 – Melbourne, Australia

This one day conference will cover all areas in Syriac studies- language, theology, history and culture, with an emphasis on the sharing of research in progress, and opportunities for discussion of possible future collaboration.

Papers and presentations are invited from researchers in either the standard 20 minute paper format, or as a 5 minute research idea presentation/note, or longer 30 minute paper.

Topics could include Syriac poetry, linguistic issues, history, church fathers, asceticism, theology, philosophy and worldview themes.
Presenters will mostly be a mix of PhD candidates and PhD holders but undergraduates are also welcome to attend.

Location: St Nicholas Church Hall (rear of church) Cnr Victoria Pde and Simpson St, East Melbourne. Parking at front. Close to North Richmond station.

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm.   Cost: $20.

This is the first of what is foreseen as an annual or more frequent event, to be hosted by various participants. This year’s conference is being sponsored and hosted by MIOCS (Melbourne Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies).

For expressions of interest, submissions (title and abstract due 31 July 2012), or enquiries contact: John D’Alton


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