DUSANE 2021 – Dutch Symposium of the Ancient Near East


Date and place: TBA

Time: 13:00 – 19:00

Venue: van Steenis (Faculty of Archaeology), Einsteinweg 2, Leiden

Credits: 1 EC for participation and an elaborate reflection report. 1 EC stands for 28 hours of study work, so the reflection report needs to be more than just a sum-up of the day. Incorporate literature and reflect on the theories and research presented during the day. Read more about the reflection report here.

Language: English

Registration: Send an email to dusanecommittee@gmail.com

It is our pleasure to announce the 12th edition of DUSANE, the Dutch Symposium of the Ancient Near East. DUSANE is organized by a collaboration of students who are part of Nabu Na’id, a subgroup of the study association for Archaeology L.A.S. Terra and Pleyte, the study association for Oude Nabije Oosten Studies, both linked to Leiden University.

It’s often common for passionate academic communities to isolate themselves, utterly focused on their own research. Therefore, people from Archaeology, Egyptology, Assyriology, Islamic Studies and other relevant disciplines rarely have a chance to meet, share their research and exchange perspectives and experiences. Our aim is to bridge this gap by bringing together different researchers who work in different regions and specializations within Near Eastern Studies. Therefore, during this symposium, several researchers from various specializations will their latest research related to the ancient Near East. Anyone with an interest in the several civilizations and cultures of the Near East is welcome to attend.


13:00-13:15 Word of Welcome

13:15-13:45 Speaker 1

13:45-14:15 Speaker 2

 14:15-14:45 Coffee Break and Poster Session

14:45-15:15 Speaker 3

15:15-15:45 Speaker 4

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:30 Speaker 5

16:30-17:00 Speaker 6

17:00-17:10 Closing of the Symposium

17:10-18:30 Drinks

As of now, the participation of three speakers has been finalized (see table below). We aim for six speakers in total, and we have contacted a few other possible speakers, mainly archaeologists, and we are currently awaiting their replies.

Registration: dusanecommittee@gmail.com