International Conference on Mandaean Studies
8 July 2007 to 11 July 2007
It is due to the standing of the department of Hebrew Biblical and Jewish Studies in the field of Semitic studies in general and Mandaean studies in particular, that is was deemed appropriate to host the International conference on Mandaean Studies in Sydney. The University awarded the first PhD thesis in Mandaean studies in australia in 2005.
Sydney has a large Mandaean community of more than 3,000 people, mos tof whom came to Australia to escape persecution in Iraq. In his meetins with newly arrived migrants, Professor Ebied has learnt that a large number are keen to participate in the congerence and exchange ideas with leading academics and scholars in the field.
Contact: Professor Rifaat Ebied