9. Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew (MICAH)
Reminder and 3rd (final) call.
The 9th Mainz International Colloquium on Ancient Hebrew and Related Languages (9.
MICAH) will take place at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany), from Friday,
14 to Sunday 16 November, 2008.
You are invited to give a lecture, either a short paper (20 min plus 5 discussion) or a full
lecture (45 min plus 10 discussion), as you please.
Topics cover the grammar and linguistics of Ancient and Classical Hebrew (Epigraphic and
Biblical Hebrew, Qumran and related Hebrew, and Ben Sira), as well as studies of adjacent
languages and epigraphy, for instance Ugaritic, Phoenician-Punic, Old and Imperial
Aramaic, Moabite and Edomite. Also welcome are topics on general epigraphy,
paleography, and general linguistics in close connection with these languages.
Submitted paper topics will be arranged into special sessions, within the following areas:
Lexicography & Semantics
Epigraphy & Palaeography
General topics of Northwest Semitic paleography.
Conference languages are German, English, and French.
As we wish to avoid parallel sessions, sessions will be deemed closed when the optimal
number of proposed papers for each are accepted.
Actually, due to few cancellations the schedule is not yet fixed, but will be until Friday,
September 12th at the latest.
Postgraduates, or PhD. doctorate students are explicitly invited to present their projects
where they might benefit from collegial discussions. Any one applying in this category,
please indicate clearly your institution and supervisor. Please send paper proposals to the
) and indicate the topic (preliminary or working title)
and the preferred length of presentation.
For participation, we request a fee of 35 Euro, which is due on site. For those who present
a paper, participation is free. While no formal pre-registration form is needed, for
planning purposes, it is nevertheless important that we receive soon an email declaration
of intent even if you do not present a paper, at the given address. We are not organizing
travel or housing arrangements, but will gladly inform you on available lodging near the
The actual list of speakers will shortly be presented on
For all questions and concern please contact:
Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann
Academic Director / Ancient Hebrew and NWS Languages
Research Unit on Ancient Hebrew & Epigraphy
Faculty of Protestant Theology
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Tel. +49-6131-39-23284 (office)
Phone and fax +49-6132-799873
In co-operation with:
Anna E. Zernecke (University of Mainz)
Dr. Johannes F. Diehl (University of Frankfurt)