Middle Bronze Study Group (MBSG)
Middle Bronze Study Group (MBSG) was established in September 1999 by David Ilan of Tel Aviv University,
of Bar Ilan University and Ezra
Marcus of Haifa University.
The new groupís purpose is to forward the systematic study of the Middle
Bronze Age of the Levant. This
goal will be attained by the following means:
maintenance of a website that will served as a storage facility and clearing
house for information both new and old.
The website (presently maintained by the Tel
Aviv University Institute of Archaeology) will include meeting and
other announcements, databases on such topics as radiocarbon dates and graphic
resources, a bibliographic database, paper abstracts, and full-text articles.
Future options may include a discussion group.
symposia on topics
of special interest. Our last symposium,
held at the Hebrew Union College in March 2000, dealt with chronological
issues. Most of the papers and abstracts can be viewed from the symposium
international conference that will delve comprehensively into a variety
of topics of scholarly concern.
of a connection with the umbrella organization The Sychronization of Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the
2nd Millennium BC (SCIEM),
a Special Research Program of the Austrian Academy and the Austrian
MBSG will be an ongoing venture with no foreseeable endpoint. It will be administered collegially by the three principle
instigators, but others may be added on a permanent or temporary, ad hoc basis.
The MBSG is intended as a professional,
academic venue. Meetings and
website contributions will be open to all comers, though the organizers will
mediate content by academic criteria.
further information or to offer comments contact:
David Ilan Dr.
Aren Maeir Dr. Ezra Marcus