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What’s New Archive - 2008

December 23, 2008

The Oriental Institute Publications Office announces a new print publication:

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of:

December 5, 2008

New Research Archives Acquisitions List for October 2008 is now available

November 21, 2008

New article by Norman Golb is now available in Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf):

November 17, 2008

The Program and Abstracts for the Oriental Institute’s 2009 Symposium, “Science and Superstition: Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World,” are now available.

November 13, 2008

A new page listing past Oriental Institute Events has been created:

October 7, 2008

Announcing the second printing, with minor corrections, of OIS 3. Performing Death: Social Analyses of Funerary Traditions in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean. 2007. This volume contains the collected papers from the The Oriental Institute's February 17-18, 2006, symposium of the same name.

September 30, 2008

The Oriental Institute announces the fourth printing of Robert Ritner's The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice (SAOC 54; Chicago:

This title will be made available on-line in the near future as part of the Oriental Institute's Electronic Initiative.

September 22, 2008

A corrected version of the Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf) file for the Oriental Institute publication:

As part of our University Of Chicago (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) Dissertations On-Line, the following dissertation is now available for downloading as an Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf).

September 12, 2008

The Oriental Institute Publications Office announces a new print publication:

OIP 130. Chogha Mish, Volume II. The Development of a Prehistoric Regional Center in Lowland Susiana, Southwestern Iran: Final Report on the Last Six Seasons of Excavations, 1972-1978. Abbas Alizadeh. 2008.

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of:

OIP 130. Chogha Mish, Volume II. The Development of a Prehistoric Regional Center in Lowland Susiana, Southwestern Iran: Final Report on the Last Six Seasons of Excavations, 1972-1978. Abbas Alizadeh. 2008.

August 6, 2008

New Alphabetic Inscription From Zincirli (ancient Sam’al) In Southeast Turkey

On July 21, 2008, the Neubauer Expedition to Zincirli, directed by Prof. David Schloen of the University of Chicago and by associate director Amir Fink, found an inscribed basalt stele at the site of Zincirli (pronounced “Zin-jeer-lee”) in Gaziantep province in southeastern Turkey. The remarkably well-preserved stele, 70 centimeters wide and 95 centimeters tall, was found intact in its original location.

June 16, 2008

The Oriental Institute Research Archives Acquisitions List—May 2008 is now available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) format.

Oriental Institute Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Egyptology

The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Egyptology with a starting date in Fall 2009.

Candidates must have competence in all stages of the Egyptian language. In addition, they should have a research interest and focus on Egyptian social or economic history or art history. Candidates with pre-New Kingdom research interest and focus are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. completed before the appointment begins.

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) referees (including e-mail addresses whenever possible) before November 30, 2008, to:

Chair, Egyptology Search Committee
The Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Tel. (USA) 773-834-8098
Fax: (USA) 773-702-9853
email: oi-administration@uchicago.edu

No additional materials should be submitted at this time.

Inquiries and electronic submissions may be sent by e-mail to oi-administration@uchicago.edu with subject heading “Egyptology Search.”

The University of Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

May 14, 2008

The Oriental Institute Research Archives Acquisitions List—April 2008 is now available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) format.

With the permission of the author, The Oriental Institute Research Archives announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of: Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language: A Dissertation Presented to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Ilya Yakubovich. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, June 2008

May 6, 2008

A revised version of Robert Ritner’s November 2007 article, Ptolemy IX (Soter II) at Thebes, correcting several typos and now including four photographs, is now available for downloading in the Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

April 29, 2008

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of the remaining 21 volumes of The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD)

  • Volume 1, A, part 1
  • Volume 1, A, part 2
  • Volume 2, B
  • Volume 3, D
  • Volume 4, E
  • Volume 5, G
  • Volume 6, H [Het]
  • Volume 7, I/J
  • Volume 8, K
  • Volume 9, L (revised version)
  • Volume 10, M, part 1
  • Volume 10, M, part 2
  • Volume 11, N, part 1
  • Volume 11, N, part 2
  • Volume 13, Q
  • Volume 15, S
  • Volume 16, S [Tsade]
  • Volume 17, S [Shin], part 1
  • Volume 17, S [Shin], part 2
  • Volume 17, S [Shin], part 3
  • Volume 21, Z

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of one additional volume of The Chicago Hittite Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CHD)

  • Volume L-N (four fascicles in one pdf file)

April 25, 2008

The Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the reprinting of four volumes of The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD):

  • Volume 8, K
  • Volume 9, L
  • Volume 11, N, part 1/2
  • Volume 17, S [shin], part 3

April 14, 2008

New article by Robert Ritner:

April 8, 2008

New article by Norman Golb:

April 4, 2008

The Oriental Institute Publications Office announces two new print publications:

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of:

February 28, 2008

The Oriental Institute Publications Office announces two new print publications:

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of:

February 26, 2008

Oriental Institute Job Posting: Research Associate in the Archaeology of the Southern Levant

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Ancient Studies focusing on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant. The person hired in this capacity must be a specialist in some portion of the prehistoric period from the eighth to the fourth millennia B.C. and will be expected to conduct independent field research in Israel. Applicants should have a substantial record of archaeological excavation and related publications. This is not a tenure-track faculty position but rather a full-time research position with the possibility of occasional undergraduate and graduate-level teaching. The initial appointment as a Research Associate will be for one year, beginning in the 2008–2009 academic year, with the expectation that the appointment will be renewed thereafter on the basis of continued excellent performance and publication.

Applications should include CV, names of 3 referees and a statement of qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on March 25th, 2008. Please forward your application and any inquiries to:

Prof. David Schloen
University of Chicago, Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
d-schloen@uchicago.edu
tel. (773) 702-1382
fax (773) 702-9853

The University of Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

February 19, 2008

Special Exhibit

The Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago will present an exhibit “Catastrophe! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq’s Past ” in Chicago from April 10 to December 31, 2008. The opening date, April 10, marks the fifth anniversary of the looting of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad.

January 2, 2008

As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of:

Revised: April 16, 2009

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