THe International Association for Assyriology
The International Association for Assyriology (IAA) has opened its website to a wider public, explaining the role of Assyriology in today's world.
The new IAA website is .
The new front page has three directories for the audience:
- "What is Assyriology" includes several resources and tools that can be used to better understand Assyriology, its role in today's world, and how it all fits within the mission statement of the IAA.
[Go there for a 17+ minute video on: "Cuneiform Script -- Writing and Calculating"; also in French and German versions]
- "IAA and the Rencontre" gathers information concerning the association and the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale.
- "News and Current Events" contains a link to the IAA Newsletter, the IAA statement concerning the Cultural Heritage of Syria and Iraq, an article on looting and destructions in Iraq and Syria, press notifications, as well as links and resources that pertain to the current issues in the Middle East.
This new website is the result of a collective effort:
Building the new website: Karin Beumer (IAA webmaster) and Andrew Deloucas
IAA team: Cécile Michel, Jon Taylor, Wilfred van Soldt, Caroline Waerzeggers
Invited article: Aline Tenu