ASOR 2018 annual meeting, Denver, Colorado, 14th-17th November

The 2018 ASOR Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, CO, from November 14th to 17th at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The conference attracts over 1,000 scholars and enthusiasts of archaeology, linguistics, geography, epigraphy, anthropology, and other fields related to the study of the ancient Near East. For more detailed information see

The ASOR Call for Papers has been posted online (2018 List of Approved Sessions and Workshops on the ASOR Annual Meeting website). The deadline for abstract submissions is February 15, 2018.   

76 approved Sessions or Workshops promote discussions on important topics, such as:

-Object, Text, and Image: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Seals, Sealing Practices, and Administration

-Performance and the Body in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

-Archaeology of Islamic Society

-The Megiddo Excavations: New Studies Reflecting on the Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel and Beyond

-Death and Dying in the Ancient Near East

-The Archaeology of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

-Archaeology of the Near East: the Classical Periods

-House and Household in the Near East: Archaeology and History

-Maritime Archaeology

-Gender in the Ancient Near East

-Thinking, Speaking, and Representing Animals in the Ancient Near East: New Perspectives from Texts and Images

-Theoretical and Anthropological Approaches to the Near East

Abstracts should be submitted via ASOR’s Online Abstract Management System. The abstract will be forwarded to the correct Session Chair based on the session(s) noted on the form. For further information or questions specifically related to session, please email the session chair in advance of the submission deadline.

Questions regarding the status of submitted abstracts should be emailed to Arlene Press, ASOR’s Programs and Events Manager.

The research may also be best presented in poster format. Poster abstract submission will open January 15, 2018, and will close on August 1, 2018. Poster abstracts must be submitted through the ASOR’s Online Abstract Management System as well. More details can be found on the Projects on Parade Poster Session page.

Award Nominations. Different awards honor scholars for a book (written or edited), for the career, for special support or service contributions to ASOR or other institutions and for the most original poster.

Future Annual Meetings :  2019: San Diego, CA
2020: Boston, MA

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into, and public understanding of, the history and cultures of the Near East and wider Mediterranean world, from the earliest times. ASOR is apolitical and has no religious affiliation :

Laura Battini

Chargé de Recherche au CNRS (UMR 7192 – PROCLAC, Paris), spécialiste d’architecture et d’iconologie syro-mésopotamienne

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