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MICAH & Idea of Writing joint conference(s), Mainz 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:36 pm
by RGLehmann
Please take note of the 12. Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew (MICAH), 29th October to 1st November, 2015 at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.
The 12th MICAH 2015 meets as a joint conference with the Idea of Writing group (29th-30th Oct.).

MICAH is a biannual philological conference on Ancient Hebrew and adjacent languages. Topics cover grammar and linguistics of Ancient and Classical Hebrew (Epigraphic and Biblical Hebrew, Qumran and related Hebrew, and Ben Sira), as well as studies of older or contemporary adjacent Semitic languages and epigraphy, as for instance Ugaritic, Phoenician-Punic, Old and Imperial Aramaic or Early Syriac, Moabite and Edomite and the like in phonetics, lexic, morphology and syntax.
"Idea of Writing" is an annual meeting of palaeographers, grammatologists and calligraphers for all writing systems. The 2015 main topic "Long hand and short hand" covers script systems all over the world (as for instance Egyptian, Chinese, Maya, Luwian, Hangul and Semitic or Western Alphabetic) with special focus on the impact of fast and fluent versus slow, untrained or even clumsy scribal hand on style, shape, and layout.

Further information:
The actual speaker's list:
For participation, please register at

Re: MICAH & Idea of Writing joint conference(s), Mainz 2015

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:57 am
by RGLehmann
Dear Colleagues and experts,
this is just a reminder and to provide up-to-date information about the upcoming event of "Mainz International Colloquium of Ancient Hebrew (MICAH)" & "The Idea of Writing" joint conferences at the end of this month at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.
Please find all relevant information, more detailed description of both conferences, registration form, and a preliminary program schedule at
and the adjacent pages:

If there are any further questions, please write to
(which in fact is both the same).

In behalf of the co-organiser Dr. Anna Zernecke and the organising team,
with kind regards,

Reinhard G. Lehmann

Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann, Academic Director
Research Unit on Ancient Hebrew & Epigraphy
FB 01/ Faculty of Protestant Theology
Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
D-55099 Mainz