The program of the 2016 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, is viewable. Check the Annual Meeting page regularly for updates and changes.
Graduate students and recent alums: A new initiative to help you cut down on costs associated with the annual meeting has been launched. Visit the AOS grad student website for information and/or email Shana and Sigrid (you must be a registered AOS member) so they can best arrange your travel and rooming needs.
Submissions are invited of articles in any area of Semitic studies published between June 2012 through May 2015, to compete for the Jonas C. Greenfield Prize for Younger Semitists. The final submission date is December 15, 2015. For rules and procedures, visit the webpage.
The third issue of 2015, 135.3, has been published and mailed to subscribers.
The American Center of Oriental Research (Amman) announces its fellowships for 2016–2017, with a deadline for all applications of February 1, 2016.
In addition, there are two Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) fellowships available: Multi-Country Research Fellowships (deadline January 31, 2016) and Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowships (deadline January 15, 2016).
The second issue of 2015, 135.2, has been published and mailed to subscribers.
Nominations for the elective offices of the Society that will become vacant at the end of the membership year 2014–2015 are solicited. Submissions are due by October 15, 2015.
JAOS made the big time, specifically in the June 25 issue of The New York Review of Books where Emma Flatt’s “The Authorship and Significance of the Nujum al-‘Ulum: A Sixteenth-Century Astrological Encyclopedia from Bijapur” (131,2: 223–44) earned a citation (in William Dalrymple, “The Renaissance of the Sultans”).