This conference explores the intellectual cultures of Syriac-language literary and scholarly communities of the late antique (c. 3rd-9th century) Near and Middle East. It will also provide an opportunity for postgraduate and emerging scholars in the fields of biblical studies, theology and religion, late antique and Byzantine studies, near eastern studies, and rabbinics to present their work on Syriac literature within the University of Oxford’s vibrant late antique studies community.

Keynote papers will be given by Jack Tannous (Princeton University) and Alison Salvesen (University of Oxford).

Publication of selected and peer-reviewed conference papers is anticipated.

Conference Poster

Organizers: Walter Beers (Princeton) and Jeremiah Coogan (Oxford)


The Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

The Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity