Persepolis: Images of an Empire

Special Exhibit

October 13, 2015 – September 3, 2017


Drones over the Desert: Archaeology and Aerial Photography

Special Exhibit (Lower Level)

November 22, 2016 – ongoing


Oriental Institute Oral History Project Launches First Interview with Archivist John Larson

The Oriental Institute has recently launched an Oral History Project to collect and preserve information about the Institute, its history, its population, and their experiences. Oral traditions represent a unique perspective on institutional history rarely captured by conventional research and publication methods. The inaugural interview with John Larson, recently retired Oriental Institute Archivist of 36 years, is now available online.

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lecture by Michael Jursa on "Babylonian Priests in the Late Period"

Michael Jursa will give a lecturea bout "Purity, Segregation and a Literature to Match: Babylonian Priests in the Late Period" on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 4:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lecture by Kiersten Neumann on "Photographs of Persepolis"

Kiersten Neumann will give a lecture about "Photographs of Persepolis: Their Past, Present, and Future" on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 7:30 PM at the Marie Irwin Community Center in Homewood, IL.

Posted on Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Online Repository of Maps and Geospatial Data for the Middle East

The Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL Lab) at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago would like to announce that a substantial subset of its digital holdings of maps and geospatial data are now available for online public search and download.

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016