The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut néerlandais du Proche-Orient

NINO Annual Meeting

NINO’s Annual Meeting (end of January) offers an opportunity for advanced students and researchers of the ancient Near East in the Netherlands to meet and exchange ideas about ongoing and envisioned research projects. An award ceremony of the NINO Thesis Prizes is part of the Meeting, which is co-organised by NINO and an alternating host institution.

NINO Annual Meeting 31 January 2019

The first Annual Meeting will be held in January 2019 in Groningen with the Institute of Archaeology and the Qumran Institute of Groningen University. It is a continuation, in a new format, of the previously held so-called “Oriëntalistendag”. The aim of the Meeting is to keep in touch with fellow researchers and discuss recent research. Presentations are to be held in English or Dutch.

Our programme on 31 January will include four presentations by keynote speakers: Kristin Kleber, Fokke Gerritsen, Mladen Popović, and Steffie van Gompel. In addition, we will program a series of open “lightning sessions”: short presentations by researchers and (MA/PhD) students on their current or planned projects (5 to 10 minutes).

At the end of the sessions the winners of the NINO Thesis Prizes will be announced, and the prizes awarded: € 400 for the best BA thesis and € 600 for the best MA thesis on the Ancient Near East incl. Egypt.

The organising committee of the NINO Annual Meeting 2019 is:

Call for lightning sessions

If you wish to present a “lightning session” on your current or planned project (5 to 10 minutes), please email your abstract to Carolien van Zoest (NINO).

Download pdf Call for lightning sessions


To be announced.

See the event page on our website.