History

Institut Mesopotamie de Bruxelles, was established in Brussels to conduct historical, cultural and artistic studies. After the new board of directors is appointed was determined in January 2022, it became active and, education programs on Mesopotamian languages, beliefs, mythologies, gastronomy and social life are prepared. The Institute continues its academic activities on Mesopotamian civilizations, especially Syriac studies, together with researchers who are experts in their fields and events such as seminars, conferences and workshops are programmed.

In this way, the Institute aims to unite the studies on Mesopotamian societies such as Assyrian, Aramaic, Chaldean, Assyrian -and other communities with whom these societies are in contacts, such as Kurds and Arabs- in a more institutional structure. This institutional structure aims to bring together many disciplines such as Sociology, Linguistics and Religious Studies, History, Mythology, Literature and Culture by bringing many researchers together at a common point. This interdisciplinary perspective will provide the opportunity for a more valid and comprehensive analysis on both a regional and global scale. In addition, it is aimed to train new researchers (providing various scholarships to researchers and students), to maintain academic vitality (opening relevant departments within the institute and making assignments) through various training programs and various activities.

Our Mission,

Vision and Basic Principles

Our Mission: The institute was founded with the mission of fostering education in all fields related to the study of the Mesopotamian civilizations, especially the Assyrians, by encouraging the training of researchers, contributing to the work of existing researchers and creating a suitable environment for experts from different countries to come together in joint projects. It is aimed to support the interest in Mesopotamian civilizations with academic and qualified research, to contribute to the literature with various activities and to help researchers who aim to work in this direction. It is also to introduce Mesopotamian communities to each other and to introduce them to the world. Our institute aims to be an institution that cares about academic ethics and quality rules and adopts transparent and accountable management.

Our Vision: To be an institute that brings together many disciplines such as Sociology, Linguistics and Religious Studies, History, Mythology, Literature and Culture, offers a more valid and comprehensive analysis opportunity both on a regional and global scale with this interdisciplinary perspective, and educates new researchers through various activities, increases academic vitality constantly.

Our Basic Principles

Being open to continuous improvement

Adopting an investigative and critical approach

To base our activities on scientific ethics and democratic values

Adhering to the principle of equality of opportunity and justice