ARAM Past Conferences:
ARAM Sixth International Conference (Harvard University, 9-11 June, 1996): Who are, or are, the Aramaeans?

Sunday, June 9, 1996

Opening Ceremony:
Dr. Jim F. Coakley (Director of ARAM-Harvard University): "Address".
Inaugural talk: Prof. Peter Machinist (Harvard University): "The emergence of Aramaic popular literature in the first millennium BCE".

Monday, June 10, 1996

Chair: Dr. Shafiq AbouZayd (Oxford University)
Prof. Paul Dion (University of Toronto): "Aramean royal courts and civilian structures of authority".
Dr. Hartmut Kühne (Free University of Berlin): "The Aramaeans on the Lower Habur, 1000-500 BCE".
Prof. Spehen Cole (Harvard University): "The early history of the Aramaeans in Iraq".
Prof. Stephen Grosby (Villanova University): "'rm klh: a nation of Aram?".

Chair: Prof. Peter Machinist (Harvard University)
Prof. John Huehnergard (Harvard University): "What isn't Aramaic? a lexicograher's dilemma".
Dr. Chul Bae (Harvard University): "Aramaic as a lingua franca in the Ancient Near East".
Prof. Oktor Skjaervo (Harvard University): "Aramaic`heterograms` in Iranian scribal traditions".
Dr. Yona Sabar (University of California at L.A.): "Parallel features of development in Jewish neo- Aramaic and modern Israeli Hebrew".
Professor Franz Rosenthal (Yale University): A free talk followed by a dinner.

Tuesday, June 11, 1996

Chair: Dr. J. F. Coakley (Harvard University)
Dr. Erica C. D. Hunter (Cambridge University): "Aramaic-speaking communities of Sasanide Mesopotamia".
Dr. Victoria Erhart (Dumbarton Oaks): "The Aramaeans of the 6th-8th centuries CE".
Dr. J.F. Coakley (Harvard University): "Assyrians or Aramaeans? In memoriam J.M.Fiey".
Dr. Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley (USA): "Mandaeans in the U.S.A. today: the tenacity of traditions". ********************************************************************************

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