Persepolis: Images of an Empire

Special Exhibit

October 13, 2015 – September 3, 2017


Lecture by Lisa Cooper on "Gertrude Bell's Archaeological Research and Discoveries"

Dr. Lisa Cooper, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Art & Archaeology and Director of Graduate Studies at Univeristy of British Columbia, will give a lecture about "Encounters with Ancient Splendors: Gertrude Bell's Archaeological Discoveries and Research in Mesopotamia, 1909-1914" on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Symposium: The Limits of Empire in Afghanistan

The Oriental Institute and the Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, announce a conference to be held October 5-7, 2016.

Oriental Institute News & Notes 231 (Fall 2016) Released

The Oriental Institute Publications Department announces the in-print and online publication of Oriental Institute News & Notes 231 (Fall 2016) featuring articles on Babylonian Kudurrus, Late Neolithic houses in the Black Desert of eastern Jordan, and new results at Kom-ed Dahab in the eastern delta of Egypt.

Download Oriental Institute News & Notes 231

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Book Co-Edited by Richard Payne Examines Cosmopolitanism and Empire

Richard Payne, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, has co-edted a new book on Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites, and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2016