HEKHAL was created by five like-minded people whose combined academic interests lie in the area of Ancient Near Eastern history and historiography, biblical studies, and archaeology.  Hekhal was  designed with the long-term aim of increasing both academic and public understanding of the world and texts of the Ancient Near East.

HEKHAL aims to do this through the organisation of events including conferences, seminars, lectures, workshops, web resources and the publication of annual conference proceedings.  Although we are “The Irish Society for the Study of the Ancient Near East”, we are by no means restricting our membership or participation in the society to those residing in Ireland.  If you’re out there and interested, you’re more than welcome to join us and participate in all events.



All upcoming events will be announced on this website.