A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo

A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo

Special Exhibit

February 17 – September 13, 2015

News

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

Conference on "Structures of Power: Law and Gender across the Ancient Near East and Beyond" at the Oriental Institute

A conference on "Structures of Power: Law and Gender across the Ancient Near East and Beyond" will be held on March 6-7, 2015 in Breasted Hall at the Oriental Institute. This conference seeks to contribute new dimensions to the study of gender relations and law in the ancient world as a whole, and particularly in the ancient Near East. It will host a varied group of experts who will discuss the ancient Near Eastern cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Hatti, the classical world of Greece and Rome, ancient China, Zoroastrianism, and the monotheistic religions of Judaism and Islam.

Posted on February 26, 2015

Lecture by Tasha Vorderstrasse on "A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo"

Tasha Vorderstrasse, Ph.D. and co-curator for the special exhibit A Cosmopolitan City: Museum, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo, will give a lecture about the new special exhibit on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 5:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on February 16, 2015

New Special Exhibit Catalog Released, A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the in-print and online publication of a new title A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo.

Posted on January 30, 2015