Origins of Writing Project Has an Upcoming Conference

October 24, 2014

The Origins of Writing Project, co-led by Christopher Woods, Associate Professor of Sumerian in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Oriental Institute, will have a conference on November 8-9, 2014.

Lecture by Gene Cruz-Uribe on "Seth, the Evil God of Power and Might"

October 17, 2014

Gene Cruz-Uribe, Professor of History at Indiana University East, will give a lecture titled "Seth, the Evil God of Power and Might" for the Chicago chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.

Lecture by Jason Ur on "Cities and Landscapes of Assyria"

October 17, 2014

Jason Ur, Harvard University, will give a lecture titled "Cities and Landscapes of Assyria: New Research in the Imperial Core" on Thursday, October 23rd at 3:30pm in Breasted Hall.

Lecture by Ilan Peled about the "Lament for Eridu"

October 15, 2014

Oriental Institute Postdoctural Fellow for 2014-2016 Ilan Peled will give a lecture titled "A New Manuscript of the 'Lament for Eridu,' and its Relation to Mesopotamian Third Gender."

New Book on Hatshepsut Now Released

October 9, 2014

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the in-print and online publication of a new title Innovation and Creativity in the Reign of Hatshepsut.

Lecture by Oliver Wilson on "Epiphany at Raqqa, Syria"

October 8, 2014

University of Oxford Professor Oliver Watson will give a lecture titled "Epiphany at Raqqa, Syria: A Museum Curator and Archaeology" about the beginnings of Islamic glazed pottery, relations of Syria to Egypt and Iran, and reflections on the disciplines of Art History and Archaeology.

Lecture by Marjorie Venit on "Strangers in a Strange Land"

October 4, 2014

Marjorie Venit, University of Maryland, will give a lecture titled "Strangers in a Strange Land: Negotiating the Afterlife in Greek Tombs in Graeco-Roman Egypt."

Chicago House Bulletin XXV (2014) now online

October 1, 2014

The Epigraphic Survey announces the publication of Chicago House Bulletin XXV, which details the accomplishments of the 2013–2014 field season in Luxor, Egypt.

New Book on Ancient Settlement Systems Now Released

September 24, 2014

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the in-print and online publication of a new title Ancient Settlement Systems and Cultures in the Ram Hormuz Plain, Southwestern Iran.

Employment: Integrated Database Project Manager

September 19, 2014

The Oriental Institute seeks a qualified Project Manager to help facilitate a multi-disciplinary team through a data migration and web development as part of the Integrated Database Project.

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