OPCA 2017

OPCA 2017 will take place on April 21st-22nd at Wolfson College, Oxford. It will be the sixth annual OPCA. A call for papers will be published on this website, on OPCA’s facebook page, on our twitter, and via the Agade mailing list in mid-January.

OPCA 2017 is generously funded through the Lorne Thyssen Research Fund for Ancient World Topics at Wolfson College, the Wolfson College Academic Committee, the London Centre for the Ancient Near East (LCANE), and the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI).


You can now register to attend OPCA by clicking on this link.

Invited speakers:

The committee is delighted to announce that Professor Walther Sallaberger (Ludwig-Maximillians Universität Munich) and Dr Anne Goddeeris (Ghent University, Belgium) will be delivering two senior talks at the conference.

Bursary awards:

We will be offering travel and accommodation bursaries for several participants on a competitive basis. Bursaries will reimburse candidates up to a certain amount for expenses of travel and accommodation. The selection of candidates will be made by an independent committee. Details of the bursary application process will accompany the call for papers, which will be released in mid-January.

Current organising committee:

Parsa Daneshmand (Wolfson College, University of Oxford)

Adam Howe (Wolfson College, University of Oxford)

Monica Palmero-Fernandez (University of Reading)

Lynn-Salammbo Zimmermann (Wolfson College, University of Oxford)