Conference: Berkeley Workshop on Middle Persian Documents & Sealings

March 5, 2023

On March 3-4, 2023, the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley hosted the first Berkeley Workshop on Middle Persian Documents & Sealings. This virtual workshop brought together scholars from around the world to discuss, analyze, and advance the study of the valuable, yet still under-appreciated, collections of Middle Persian texts and sealings stemming from late Sasanian and early Islamic Iran, the Levant, Central Asia, and Egypt. The presentations showcased some of the most recent work on these textual and material corpora, raised new questions, revisited older studies, and offered summaries of the state of the art. Over 50 participants joined the virtual sessions each day.

The workshop program can be found at this link.