The publication of the 11th Melammu Symposium that was hosted by FIME in Beirut in April 2017 has been released. The volume called Evidence Combined. Western and Eastern Sources in Dialogue is published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press and it’s edited by Raija Mattila, Sebastian Fink and Sanae Ito. See here for more details.
Melammu is an international project that investigates the continuity, transformation, and diffusion of Mesopotamian and Ancient Near Eastern culture from the third millennium BCE through the ancient world until the Islamic times and after. The 11th symposium held in Beirut concentrated on the combined use of Ancient Near Eastern and classical sources. The symposium was organized as a cooperation between the Melammu Project, FIME, and the American University in Beirut (AUB), and it was the first of its kind in the Middle East.