"The 13th Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew (MICAH) 2018 will meet November 2–4. (Friday-Sunday) at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany.
As always, topics of the MICAH meeting 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 and Early Syriac, or Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite and the like in phonetics, lexic, morphology and syntax. Topics on non-Semitic but contact languages (e.g. Philistine, Luwian) and general linguistics in connection with these languages will also considered welcome.
Conference languages are German, English, and French. We invite scholars in the above described fields to submit abstracts (max. one page) on a topic of their choice by May 31, 2018 at the latest to the address given below. We like to explicitly encourage postgraduates or PhD doctorate students to present their projects and to benefit from collegial discussions and a friendly, non-conceited atmosphere (please include a short CV to your application). The time allocated for each paper will be approximately 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.
As we wish to avoid parallel sessions, the call will be deemed closed when the optimal number of proposed papers is accepted. For this reason, if you consider active participation, the earlier you send your proposal the better.
Conference fee to cover tea, coffee, refreshments and lunch is € 45 (€ 30 for students; free for JG|U students).
Please note that we are not organizing travel or housing arrangements. Nevertheless we will gladly inform you about nearby accommodation with special University conference discount."