In 1921, at the initiative of the Indologist Louis DE LA VALLÉE POUSSIN (1869-1938) and with the support of Mgr. Paulin LADEUZE (1870-1940), Rector of the University of Louvain, Belgian Orientalists have created the 'Belgian Society of Oriental Studies'. The first President was Louis DE LA VALLÉE POUSSIN himself, while the former Vice President was the Egyptologist Jean CAPART (1877-1947). The aim was to offer to the Belgian Orientalists the means and the opportunity to promote their knowledge and also to meet and exchange the results of their research.

The following accomplished individuals have assumed the presidency afterwards: Bolland and the Christian East specialist Paul PEETERS, s.j. (1891-1972), Historian and Egyptologist Jacques PIRENNE (1891-1972), Islamologist Armand ABEL (1903-1973), Egyptologist Aristide THÉODORIDÈS (1911-1994), and since 1995 the Egyptologist Christian CANNUYER assisted by two Vice-Presidents: the Islamologist Daniel DE SMET and the Hittitologist René LEBRUN.

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'Orientalists Days'

LVIIth DAYS OF THE BELGIAN ORIENTALISTS

Dates : Friday and Saturday 22th-23th March 2019
Theme : Archiver, conserver et collectionner en Orient d'hier et d'aujourd'hui
Location : Musée universitaire de Louvain (Musée L), Place des Sciences, 3 à B-1348 Louvain-La-Neuve

The final programme is online

The program of the days can be downloaded in pdf format :
Days of the Belgian Orientalists - LVIIth session program


LVIth DAYS OF THE BELGIAN ORIENTALISTS

Dates : Friday and Saturday 16th-17th March 2018
Theme : Sea, ports and sailors in the Oriental Civilizations
Location : Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS), Hanzestedenplaats 1, B-2000 Antwerpen

LVIth session Program

Acta Orientalia Belgica

ACTA ORIENTALIA BELGICA XXXII

LA MER, LES PORTS, LES MARINS DANS LES CIVILISATIONS ORIENTALES. Pauline VOÛTE et Robert DONCEEL in honorem

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23rd of March 2019 at the occasion of the LVIIth Days of the Belgian Orientalists

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Papers presented at the LVIth session of the Days of the Belgian Orientalists in 2018

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ACTA ORIENTALIA BELGICA XXXI

LES COMBATS DANS LES MYTHES ET LES LITTÉRATURES DE L'ORIENT & MISCELLANEA ORIENTALIA ET IRANICA BELGO-POLONICA. Wojciech SKALMOWSKI in memoriam

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16th of March 2018 at the occasion of the LVIth Days of the Belgian Orientalists

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Papers presented at the LVth session of the Days of the Belgian Orientalists in 2017

ACTA ORIENTALIA BELGICA XXX

DIEUX, GÉNIES, ANGES ET DÉMONS DANS LES CULTURES ORIENTALES & FLORILEGIUM INDIAE ORIENTALIS. Jean-Marie VERPOORTEN in honorem

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25th of March 2017 at the occasion of the LVth Days of the Belgian Orientalists

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Papers presented at the LIVth session of the Days of the Belgian Orientalists, 2016

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Le volume ACTA ORIENTALIA BELGICA - SUBSIDIA IV,

La girafe dans l'Égypte ancienne et le verbe sr. Étude de lexicographie et de symbolique animalière., C. Cannuyer

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La sacralité du texte dans le monde de l’Islam, D. De Smet, G. de Callataÿ and J.M.F. Van Reeth (éd.),
Al-Kitâb (Acts of the International Symposium held at Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve from May 29th to June 1st 2002, 2004, 434 p.)