Persepolis: Images of an Empire

Special Exhibit

October 13, 2015 – September 3, 2017


New Book by Brian Muhs Examines the Ancient Egyptian Economy

Brian Muhs, Associate Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, has published a new book on The Ancient Egyptian Economy 3000-30 BC  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Posted on August 21, 2016

Oriental Institute Job Posting: Head of Museum Archives and Digital Content Specialist

The Oriental Institute seeks a dynamic archivist with training, expertise, and experience in the acquisition, accession, and long-term stewardship of archival materials, with a particular emphasis on the growing needs of the Oriental Institute’s digital asset repository. The Head of Museum Archives and Digital Content Specialist works closely with museum and institutional staff to determine standards, policies, procedures and tools for processing, discovery, and access to the Oriental Institute archives and the content held in the digital repository.

Posted on July 20, 2016

Oriental Institute Job Posting: Research Associate in Egyptian Archaeology

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Egyptian Archaeology, with a special focus on settlement and harbor archaeology.

Posted on July 15, 2016

Dr. Kiersten Neumann Receives the Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize

Dr. Kiersten Neumann, Curator for the Oriental Institute Museum, has won the biannual Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize for her 2014 University of California, Berkeley, dissertation Resurrected and Reevaluated: The Neo-Assyrian Temple as a Ritualized and Ritualizing Built Environment. The prize is awared by the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq.

Posted on June 16, 2016