As part of its mission to promote scholarly research on Iraq and ancient Mesopotamia, TARII brings together American, Iraqi, and international scholars to present their findings and exchange their ideas. TARII welcomes opportunities to cooperate with other institutions in the organizing and sponsoring of these conferences.


Baghdad: Cradle of Culture & Civilization, 1013–2013

Conference Co-Organized by the Iraqi Cultural Center (ICC)
and The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII)
Washington, D.C.
November 15-16, 2013

The conference recognized the designation of Baghdad as the Arab Capital of Culture for 2013. It included Baghdad in 1013, for historical perspective. The first day of the conference explored the politics and society of medieval and modern Baghdad. The second day was devoted to the intellectual and cultural life in the city in the two time periods.

Conference Program