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Summer filled with conferences in Leiden

It will be a summer filled with conferences at the Faculty of Humanities in Leiden. In the coming months, there will be something for everyone at the university, especially in the field of languages and cultures of Africa and the Middle East.

Bantu Syntax and Information Structure Conference, 8-9 June

After six years of research, the results of the Bantu Syntax and Information Structure (BaSIS) project will be presented in early June. In honour of this, a two-day conference will be organised that can be attended both physically and online.

10th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA), 4 - 7 July

This quadrennial conference in the field of argumentation will take place for the first time in Leiden this summer. About 250 international researchers working on argumentation, (informal) logic and rhetoric will present their latest research.

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Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, 17-20 July

About 400 Assyriologists from around the world are expected to attend this annual congress. The venue of the congress changes every year, so the next chance to experience it in Leiden will not be for another 10 years.

13th International Congress of Egyptologists, 6-11 August

This is the first time this Egyptologists' congress is being held in Leiden. From 6 to 11 August, the 750 to 1,000 participants will be treated to the latest discoveries from the field.

10th European Conference of Iranian Studies, 21-25 August

About 200 Iranologists, mostly from Europe, are expected to attend this quadrennial congress. Topics covered include philology, linguistics, literature, history, religious and cultural studies, art and architecture, archaeology, philosophy and anthropology.

52nd Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics, 28 - 30 August

At the end of August, the Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics will take place in the Lipsius building. The congress is being held for the 52nd time and incudes all African languages.

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Workshop Scholarly Vices: Persistence, Transmission, Circulation, 23- 25 augustus

This event will bring together fifteen experts from across Europe and North America to discuss how and why scholarly vices persisted over time. Among the speakers are Richard Newhauser (Tempe, Arizona), Sorana Corneanu (Bucharest), Sari Kivistö (Tampere), Jamie Cohen-Cole (Washington D.C.), Arnoud Visser (Utrecht), Marian Füssel (Göttingen), Lukas Verburgt (Amsterdam), Pieter Huistra (Utrecht), Dieter Fuchs (Vienna), and Amy Chambers (Manchester). The workshop will result in an edited volume, to be published in 2025.

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