Foundation

The Foundation of the Aram Society

Aram Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Society was founded by Dr. Shafiq Abouzayd in 1986/1987 at Oxford University, where the new Society found wide backing from the Oriental Institute and its staff.
Aram Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Society was formally launched on 24th January 1987, the day of its inauguration, which is considered its birthday.
Aram Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Society owes much to Sebastian Brock as he fought for its success since the first days of its existence. Although Shafiq Abouzayd was the initiator and founder, Aram could have not grown up so quickly and healthily without Sebastian Brock’s full backing.