Twenty Great Developments in Syriac Studies in the Last Twenty Years

Studia Syriaca

I recently wrote a series of twenty Facebook posts that highlighted twenty great developments in Syriac studies. This is, of course, a personal list. But I thought it worth gathering the posts all together in one place.

1. Gathering

The formation of Syriac studies societies and regular local gatherings of Syriac scholars has helped grow the field in various countries and generated some wonderful books and a new journal over the last twenty years. In Germany, a regular Deutsche Syrologentag (first held in 1998) has generated a number of important collections. The eleventh Deutsche Syrologentag was held at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg in April 2020. The valuable papers from the annual meetings of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies (founded in 1999) are published in the Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies, many issues of which are available free online. The Incontro sull’Oriente Cristiano di tradizione…

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