Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Pontifical Institute Orientale is pleased to announce the International Conference to Mark the 700th Anniversary of ʿAbdīšōʿ bar Brīkhā of Nisibis (1318-2018). The Conference will take place at the same Institute, in November 8 – 9, 2018.

The conference topics will cover study on ʿAbdīšō’s works, his time and contribution to the Syriac renaissance. Topics discussed will include:
  • Historical Setting,
  • Philosophy, Theology, Exegesis, Sacraments, Canon Law
  • Poetry, Philology
  • Esotery, Alchemy
  • Manuscripts, Editions, Translations, etc.

First Day Keynote: Sebastian Brock (Oxford University)
Second Day Keynote: Herman G. B. Teule (University of Leuven)

Venue: Pontificio Istituto Orientale, Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore 7, 00185 Roma, Italy

More detailed information will be provided later during the preparation. In addition, updates will be regularly posted on the conference web site (see here).

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