Egyptian Coffin Conservation Project (Continued)

As part of a grant from the Antiquities Endowment Fund of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), a project to conserve an Egyptian coffin in the Oriental Institute Museum collection (OIM E12072) has continued to make imprtant progress. This unusual coffin contains a selection of spells from the Pyramid Texts and the OI conservation team is treating the coffin so that it can be exhibited in the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery later this summer.

Posted on August 4, 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

Lecture by Donald Whitcomb on "From Fustat to Cairo: The Many Meanings of 'Old Cairo'"

Donald Whitcomb will give a lecture on "From Fustat to Cairo: The Many Meanings of 'Old Cairo'" on Wednesday, May 27, at 5:00pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 21, 2015

Symposium on Ancient DNA Held at the Oriental Institute

A conference on "Ancient DNA Research" will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 the the Oriental Institute from 1:00-5:00 pm.

Posted on May 18, 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

Lecture by Marina Rustow on "The Material Turn in Cario Geniza Research"

Marina Rustow will give a lecture on "The Material Turn in Cairo Geniza Research" on Wednesday, May 13, at 5:00pm in the Swift Common Room of the Divinity School.

Posted on May 8, 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

Symposium on Labor Contracting to be Held at the University of Chicago

A conference on "Hunger Games: Labor Contracting from Mesopotamia to Rome" will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 the the Neubauer Collegium Forum from 2:00-6:00 pm.

Posted on April 30, 2015

New publication of Boğazköy tablets in transliteration now available in print and online.

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) release of CHDS 2: Unpublished Bo-Fragments in Transliteration 1: Bo 9536-Bo 9736.

Posted on April 29, 2015

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