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


Symposium on Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade to be Held at the Neubauer Collegium

Join us for the inaugural workshop of an interdisciplinary three-year project sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago. Specialists in ancient texts and archaeology from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Classics will work with economists from the Department of Economics and the Booth School of Business, and with several external collaborators, to investigate the applicability to ancient trade of the mathematical and computational methods employed by economists to study modern trade. This project will build on the strengths of the University of Chicago in both economics and ancient studies. We will have biannual workshops and an international conference in the final year of the project to foster interdisciplinary methodological and theoretical discussions about the relationship between social institutions and economic behavior, past and present.

Posted on June 9, 2015

OI Director Gil Stein Addressed Cultural Heritage Concerns at Workshop in Washington, D.C.

The Univeristy of Chicago Cultural Policy Center and the Smithsonian held a joint workshop on April 17, 2015, to discuss the protection of cultural heritage throughout the world.

Posted on May 14, 2015

Oriental Institute Seminars 10

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) release of OIS 10. Household Studies in Complex Societies: (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches.

Posted on May 1, 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