Jordan history conference to commence in August

AMMAN — The 15th International conference on the history and archeology of Jordan, will open at the Yarmouk University (YU) campus on August 2, reported the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

It said the conference, entitled the Thoughtful Archeology in the Ecosphere and Sociosphere, will close four days later.

Organized by the YU and the Department of Antiquities, the meeting will tackle 13 scientific topics that cover all aspects implied in the title, said a joint statement issued Sunday by YU, and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Over 166 research papers will be presented by scientists, researchers, and academics during the conference, and multiple workshops will be held on the sidelines.

There will be 294 participants in total, 120 from Jordan, eight from Arab countries, including Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and the UAE, and 166 from other countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Holland, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and the US.

The gathering, first held in the 1980s in Oxford, the UK, as a Prince Hassan bin Talal initiative, is regarded as a major international event that allows researchers to present a summary of their scientific output on Jordan and the Levant’s history and archeology.

The conference, which is held every three years, gives scholars the chance to converse and share knowledge while also highlighting Jordan’s history on a national, regional, and global scale.

In the last decade, countries such as Germany, France, the UK, the US, Australia, and Italy have competed to host the event alternately with Jordan.

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