Speaker registration is now open for the workshop in Beirut “The Changing and Enduring Face of the Ancient Near East: The Impact of Migration and Imperialism through the Ages”

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Are you a selected speaker in the workshop? Please register to the workshop through the form below. The registration is open until the 23rd of May. (Note! This is not a registration for the general audience. Registration period for the general audience is from 15.6.-31.7.).

The workshop is held on the 24-25th of August in Beirut, Lebanese National Library. The programme is followed by a day-long excursion to the Bekaa valley on the 26th of August.

This event is jointly organized by the Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME) and the University of Helsinki’s Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires (ANEE)


The workshop is free of charge for the selected speakers and audience. 

A modest fee for the excursion to the Bekaa valley will be requested from those who wish to participate.

Attendees are kindly asked to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses, but FIME will be happy to provide advice and assistance in finding accommodation. 

Coffee breaks and lunch will be offered at the venue. Dinner is not included. 

A walking tour of Beirut, as well as two museum visits will be arranged on August 24 & 25. The latter include the National Museum of Beirut and the American University of Beirut Archaeological Museum. Transportation to and from the museums as well as entrance fees for registered participants will be covered by the workshop organizers.

Should you have additional questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the organizers at sandra.nassereldine@fime.fi.

You can see the ended Call for Papers as well as more information about the workshop and practicalities here.

    You can send mail to FIME (sandra.nassereldine@fime.fi) if you have trouble submitting the form.