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Lecture by Jodi Magness on "New Discoveries in the Ancient Village and Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee"

Jodi Magness will give a lecture on "New Discoveries in the Ancient Village and Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee" on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 7:00pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 23, 2015

Lecture by Elisa Rossberger on "Objects from the Temple of Ištar-Kitītum at Iščali"

Elisa Rossberger will give a lecture on "Things to Remember: Form and Function of Dedicated Objects from the Temple of Ištar-Kitītum at Iščali" on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 12:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room at the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 20, 2015

Oriental Institute Collections Research Grants Available for 2015-2016

For the 2015-2016 year, the Oriental Institute will have grants available to provide financial support for researchers who wish to study objects in the Museum and Archival collections. Interested scholars can visit the Collections Research Grant webpage to find out more about the application process and deadlines.

Posted on March 18, 2015

Oriental Institute Statement on Cultural Destruction in Iraq

On February 26, 2015, a video was released online by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that showed a group of men destroying important sculptures from the sites of Hatra and Nineveh housed in the Mosul Museum, as well as sculptures at the Assyrian site of Nineveh, also in Mosul, Iraq. The video was subsequently rebroadcast by multiple media agencies around the world. These acts have generated an international outcry, including from organizations that specialize in cultural heritage and the archaeology of the Middle East.

Read the Oriental Institute’s statement on cultural destruction in Iraq

Posted on March 5, 2015