2013 Conference on Mandaeism

I’d been waiting for an update on a conference which had initially been proposed to be held this summer. Here’s the updated information from the ARAM Society web site:

Mandaeism, 25-28 July 2013 (University of Stockholm – Sweden)

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Thirty Seventh International Conference on the theme of Mandaeism, to held at the to be held at University of Stockholm, 25-28 July 2013.

The conference will start on Wednesday 25 July at 9am finishing on Saturday 27 July at 6pm. A Mandaean baptism is scheduled for Sunday morning 28th July.

The conference aims to study Mandaeism and its relationship to Near Eastern religions and Gnostic movements. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 30 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address:

ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England.

Tel.  01865-514041 Fax. 01865-516824. Email: aram@orinst.ox.ac.uk


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  • Tommy Wasserman

    Hmm, I think there is something wrong with the dates here… Perhaps it should be Wednesday April 18, 2012 2:00 PM –
    Friday 20 April, 2012 10:00 PM.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

    Thanks for pointing that out. I am guessing they recycled the announcement and changed the year but not the days, at least not correctly. I will see if I can find out more…

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

    Presumably they meant Wednesday the 24th or Thursday the 25th.

  • Tommy Wasserman

    I think it is the wrong year. It is supposed to be 2012.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

    It is hard to say. Something is wrong, but it isn’t entirely clear what. The conference was previously announced as scheduled for 2012, but this would not be the first time that ARAM postponed a conference on the Mandaeans.

    I just hope that, whenever they decide to have it, they clarify things so that those of us who really hope to attend may do so!