Oriental Institute Receives $25,000 Healthy Kids Innovation Grant

The Oriental Institute has been awarded a $25,000 Healthy Kids Innovation grant from Whole Kids Foundation, the chartiable giving entity of the Whole Foods Market, for a summer K-12 teacher professional development program - Leadership Legacy Institute 2017.

Posted on June 24, 2016

Dr. Kiersten Neumann Receives the Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize

Dr. Kiersten Neumann, Curator for the Oriental Institute Museum, has won the biannual Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize for her 2014 University of California, Berkeley, dissertation Resurrected and Reevaluated: The Neo-Assyrian Temple as a Ritualized and Ritualizing Built Environment. The prize is awared by the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq.

Posted on June 16, 2016

Dr. Foy Scalf Receives Archival Innovator Award from Society of American Archivists

Dr. Foy Scalf, head of the Research Archives and Integrated Database Project Team at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, is the 2016 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

Posted on June 1, 2016

Lecture by Irving Finkel on "The Ark before Noah"

Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper of the Mesopotamian Collection of the British Museum, will give a talk about "The Ark before Noah: A Great Adventure" on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 7:00 pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 31, 2016

New Book by Nadine Moeller Examines Urbanism in Ancient Egypt

Nadine Moeller, Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, and Director of the Tell Edfu Project, has published a new book on The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: From the Predynastic Period to the End of the Middle Kingdom (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Posted on May 24, 2016

Lecture by the MANTIS Project, An Interdisciplinary Project for Monitoring the Antiquities Trade in Iraq and Syria

Fiona Rose-Greenland, Oya Topcuoglu, and James Marrone will give a lecture about MANTIS: An Interdisciplinary Project for Monitoring the Antiquities Trade in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 12:00pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Orientl Institute.

Posted on May 19, 2016

Conference at the Neubauer Collegium on "Dealing with Heritage: New Policy Approaches"

The Neubauer Collegium will host a conference about "Dealing with Heritage: New Policy Approaches" on Thursday-Friday, May 19-20, 2016, at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. Dealing with Heritage is a conference of The Past for Sale: New Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Looting, an interdisciplinary project sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Art History.

Posted on May 19, 2016

UChicago News Highlights OI Special Exhibit "Persepolis: Images of an Empire"

A recently posted UChicago News feature on "Preserving Persia’s Glorious Past" by William Harms highlights the many ways in which scholars at the Oriental Institute have contributed to the understanding of the material culture and languages of the Persian Empire.

Posted on May 17, 2016

Lecture by Maria Macuch on "Constructing Desscent: Legal Strategies of Succession and Inheritance in Sasanian Iran"

Maria Macuch, Professor of Iranian Studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin, will give a lecture about "Constructing Desscent: Legal Strategies of Succession and Inheritance in Sasanian Iran" on Friday, May 13th, 2016, at 4:30 pm in room 146 of Saieh Hall for Economics.

Posted on May 11, 2016

OI Announces Joint Publication with the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage

The Oriental Institute is proud to announces the joint publication with the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage of Nimrud: The Queens' Tomb by Muzahim Mahmoud Hussein, Oriental Institute Miscellaneous Publications (Baghdad: Iraqi Sate Board of Antiquities and Heritage and Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2016).

Posted on May 11, 2016

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