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