Monday, May 16, 2016

Dubgallu: A Forum for Scholars of the Ancient Near East

Dubgallu: A Forum for Scholars of the Ancient Near East

The purpose of the board

Dubgallu is intended to be a place for scholars of the ancient Near East to post announcements, share information, and to network with each other. It is my hope that having a central place to gather and discuss will not only help to foster a stronger sense of community among those of us who study the ancient Near East (particularly those of us who have little opportunity to attend conferences), but also to facilitate collaboration and the sharing of expertise.

Who should join

Dubgallu is intended for all people who are involved in the academic study the ancient Near East. Those whose professions touch upon the ancient Near East (e.g. museum staff), researchers in fields that may only peripherally involve the ancient Near East, and former students and scholars are also most welcome.
The general public may view the contents of Dubgallu, but one must be registered to post or reply to threads. When registering, please indicate your connection to ancient Near Eastern studies in the Institutional Affiliation and/or Title/Position/Degree fields (see below). If you have no demonstrable connection to ancient Near Eastern studies but would still like to register, please email the board administrators and explain your situation.
Please note that, since your registration must be manually approved by an administrator, it may take a day or two until you are registered.


As the usual anonymous internet forum approach would defeat much of the purpose of Dubgallu, please use your real name for your username. Ideally, it should be in the form by which you are most widely known in the field (e.g. my full name is Matthew Jamie Alexander Szudy, but everyone knows me as Jamie Szudy). If you wish, you can also abbreviate your last name (Jamie S.).


Disagreements in our various fields of study can sometimes become acrimonious, in no small part because they may involve beliefs that are deeply important to some. Therefore, I would like to stress that all members are expected to treat each other with civility, and, when disagreements occur, to conduct them in a spirit of mutual respect. To avoid personal attacks and flame wars, discussions on modern politics or religion should be avoided except in cases where they relate directly to the study of the ancient Near East, Even then, these discussions must be carried out with civility.
Dubgallu does not tolerate hostile or aggressive behavior, offensive comments, personal attacks, harrassment, or bigotry of any kind. Please avoid flame wars - if you feel that someone is trolling or is goading you into making a response, please do not respond; report them to a moderator who will deal with them as appropriate. Users who engage in such negative behavior may be given a warning, temporarily banned, permanently banned, or even, if necessary, reported to the appropriate authorities.

General Rules

Whilst we attempt to edit or remove any messages containing inappropriate, sexually orientated, abusive, hateful, slanderous, or threatening material that could be considered invasive of a person's privacy, or which otherwise violate any kind of law, it is impossible for us to review every message posted on this discussion system. For this reason you acknowledge that all messages posted on this discussion system express the views and opinions of the original message author and not necessarily the views of this bulletin board. Therefore we take no responsibility and cannot be held liable for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy and completeness of every message.
By registering on this discussion system you agree that you will not post any material which is knowingly false, inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, sexually orientated, threatening or invasive of a person's privacy, or any other material which may violate any applicable laws.
Failure to comply with these rules may result in the termination of your account, account suspension, or permanent ban of access to these forums. Your IP Address is recorded with each post you make on this discussion system and is retrievable by the forum staff if need-be. You agree that we have the ability and right to remove, edit, or lock any account or message at any time should it be seen fit. You also agree that any information you enter on this discussion system is stored in a database, and that "cookies" are stored on your computer to save your login information.
Any information you provide on these forums will not be disclosed to any third party without your complete consent, although the staff cannot be held liable for any hacking attempt in which your data is compromised.
Forum Threads Posts Last Post

Dubgallu News, Info, & Feedback info, rules, announcements, and feedback on how to improve the site.
5 5 Info for new members
Mar 30, 2016, 11:12 AM
by admin

Conferences, Calls for Papers, & Events
Conferences, calls for papers, lectures, exhibitions, and all other ancient Near East related gatherings and events.
0 0

Publications & Reviews
New publications and reviews (print and electronic).
1 1 Near Eastern Archaeology ...
Mar 16, 2016, 12:17 PM
by Jamie Szudy

Excavations, Fieldwork, & Other Collaboration
Upcoming excavations and fieldwork, as well opportunities for collaboration.
0 0

Employment & Funding
Jobs, grants, fellowships, postdocs, etc.
2 2 Doctoral position in anci...
Mar 16, 2016, 12:09 PM
by Jamie Szudy

Community News
Introductions and announcements concerning colleagues and related institutions.
0 0

Ancient Near East News &

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