Conference 2009

Institute of Pre- and Proto-History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East at the University of Heidelberg organized an international colloquium about the history and culture of the Tigris Region: „Between the Cultures: The Central Tigris Region in Mesopotamia from the 3rd to the 1st Millennium B.C.“

The colloquium was held in Heidelberg from 22nd to 24th of January 2009 at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg, Hauptstr. 242, D-69117 Heidelberg.

The topics concerned settlement, history, administration, historical geography and archaeological landscape of the Eastern Tigris region. The colloquium offered an opportunity to discuss the questions on the boundaries of states and cultures, political contacts as well as cultural transfer between northern and  southern Mesopotamia in the area of the Lower Zab and Diyala river.



Colloquium was supported by the Volkswagen Foundation


and by the center for scholarly exchange  Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH)

 Results of the meeting are published

Peter A. Miglus & Simone Mühl (eds), Between the Cultures. The Central Tigris Region from the 3rd to the 1st Millennium BC, in: Heidelberger Studien zum Alten Orient 14 (2011 )