Under the sponsorship of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. The conference volume was published under the title Archaeology and History in the Dead Sea Scrolls, ed. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 8 and JSOT/ASOR Monographs 2 (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1990). Subsequent conferences were held at London and Manchester (England), Mogilany (Poland), Israel, Groningen (the Netherlands) and again at Mogilany, all of which have generated volumes of the papers presented.