Call for Papers 2018

The organisers of the seventh annual Oxford Postgraduate Conference in
Assyriology (OPCA) wish to extend an invitation to all UK, European,
and overseas students whose research relates to the field of
Assyriology. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for
students at the postgraduate and postdoctorate levels to present their
research to a group of peers and to establish connections with

This two-day conference will be held at Wolfson College, Oxford from
Friday morning, 13 April to Saturday evening, 14 April, 2018. The
conference is pleased to announce that our invited senior talk will be
given by Dr. Jonathan Taylor (The British Museum, Assistant Keeper,
Cuneiform collections, Mesopotamia).

There is a conference fee of £25 that goes towards hospitality costs
and allows us to continue awarding student grants for attendance. The
fee is subsidised and the costs of the conference met by our generous
financial supporters. Refreshments between sessions, lunch, and a
Saturday evening wine reception are included.

Our call for papers has a submission deadline of February 20th, 2018.
Please email mailto: with your proposed paper
title and a brief abstract (approximately 250 words). Successful
papers are allotted 20 minutes followed by questions.

For registration information and further details, please see our
website: You can also get
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OPCA is generously sponsored by the Lorne Thyssen Research Fund for
Ancient World Topics at Wolfson College (University of Oxford), BISI
(The British Institute for the Study of Iraq, Gertrude Bell Memorial),
and the Wolfson College Academic Committee.

We will be awarding three travel and accommodation bursaries for
participants outside of the UK on a competitive basis. The awards will
consist of a contribution towards the costs of travel and
accommodation up to the value of £180. In order to be considered for a
bursary, you must email your CV and an abstract (approximately 250
words) of your paper in application to by
February 10th, 2018. Bursaries will be chosen by an independent
selection committee.

An announcement will be published on this website, on OPCA’s facebook
page, and on our twitter once the registration for OPCA is open on the
Oxford Online Store.