The Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (RAI) is a yearly five-day conference, open to all those who are interested in Assyriology and Near Eastern Archaeology. The RAI is organized by a different institution each year. During the five days the Rencontre is held, lectures about Near Eastern studies are presented by specialists from a range of disciplines of relevance to the ancient Near East.

The 2017 Rencontre will be held at the Philipps-Universität in Marburg (Germany) between 24th–28th July, on the topic of “Dealing with Antiquity: Past, Present & Future


Future Rencontres:

64 – RAI, 2018, Innsbruck, July 16-20, 2018 “The Intellectual Heritage of the Ancient Near East

65 – RAI, 2019, Paris, July 8-12 July, 2019 “Mari et le Proche-Orient. 85 ans de recherche : bilan et perspectives”

66 – RAI, 2020, Mainz & Frankfurt, July 20-24, 2020 “kultur-kontakt-kultur”


Further additions to be confirmed:

67 – RAI 2021, Torino, … (Topic to be announced)