Food

Food

The registration fee covers all Symposium events, coffee/tea/refreshments, and dinners on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings.  Additionally, there are three optional meals.  Two lunch programs will take place (described below), for which you may pre-order a boxed lunch (through the registration application); you may also pre-order a lunch for the last day.  You may wish to bring or pick up lunch elsewhere, which is fine.  The Symposium schedule allows a 90-minute lunch break 12:00-1:30pm, during which these programs will occupy the hour 12:15-1:15pm.

  • Optional Boxed Lunch 1: Monday, June 17, 12:15-1:15pm ($15)
    Orientation to the new Digital Syriac Corpus: learn how to use and contribute to this important resource. 
      Presenter: James Walters, Rochester College
  • Optional Boxed Lunch 2: Tuesday, June 18, 12:15-1:15pm ($15)
    Women in Syriac Studies Lunch: Panel and Discussion
    How can we increase the number of women in the field of Syriac Studies? How do we encourage women to enter the field, and how do we support them to stay?  Equitable selection and hiring practices, successful mentoring strategies, and the unique challenges women face in academia more broadly, will be among the topics.  Men and women are welcome.  We look forward to a fruitful conversation.  
    Presider: Dina Boero, The College of New Jersey
    Panel Participants: Robin Darling Young, The Catholic University of America; Kevin van Bladel, 
            Yale University; Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Marquette University; and Erin Galgay
            Walsh, Duke University
  • Optional Boxed Lunch 3: Wednesday, June 19, following closing session ($15)

The Brown venue is also conveniently located within a short walk to the Thayer Street business district.  There you will find a variety of affordable dining options.