CFP: The Gnostics of the Ancient Near East

Conference: The Gnostics of the Ancient Near East
When: July 8-10, 2019
Where: Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

(Via Fasti Congressum)

The ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is seeking presenters for its upcoming conference on Ancient Gnostics in the Near East. This conference aims towards a “small g” gnosticism, and will explore not only the Nag Hammadi literature, but also related current of Hermetism, mystery cult, and other phenomena.

From the organizers:

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Fiftieth International Conference International Conference on the theme of The Gnostics of the Ancient Near East, to be held at the Oriental Institute, the University of Oxford, 8th-10th July, 2019.

The conference aims to study the Naj Hammadi Scriptures, the Valentinians, the Mysteries of Mithra, Hermes, Aridaeus, Didymos, the Hymn of Jesus, the Acts of John, the Chaldean Oracles, the Manichaeans, the Mandaeans, and others.

The conference will start on Monday 11th July at 9am finishing on Friday 13th July at 7pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our Oxford address:

ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England.
Tel. 01865-514041