The Oriental Institute Annual Report for 2013-2014 is now available to view online or download as PDF. It contains summaries of the activities of the Institute’s faculty and staff, updates on several research projects, and descriptions of other special events and Institute functions.
Petra Goedegebuure, Associate Professor of Hittitology, has written a new book re-examining The Hittite Demonstratives.
The online Collections Search of the Oriental Institute was recently redesigned to improve user experience.
McGuire Gibson will give a lecture titled "From Personal to Administrative: The Story behind Cylinder Seals" for the Oriental Institute Education Office on Monday, December 8, 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Breasted Hall.
Dr. Kevin van Bladel will give a lecture titled "Middle Persian Literacy and Scholarship in Sasanian Iran" on Wednesday, December 10, 4:30--6:00 p.m. in Breasted Hall.
David Schloen, Associate Professor of Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, will give a gallery talk on the discovery of the Katumuwa Stele in Zincirli, Turkey.
A recent article published by Oriental Institute scholars Robert Ritner and Nadine Moeller provided updated results on their ongoing research concerning Bronze Age chronology (see previous news article). The article focuses on a new interpretation of the "Ahmose Tempest Stela" and new radiocarbon dates for the Thera eruption.
The Oriental Institute announces the in-print and online publication of a new title, Bir Umm Fawakhir 3. Excavations 1999–2001.
Rob Jennings will give a lecture titled "'I Built a Port... and I Made them Trade with One Another:' Empire and Monetization on the Neo-Assyrian Periphery, c.900 - 600" for the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop.
Mark Altaweel, Lecturer in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, will give a lecture on "Provisioning Water for the World's First Megacities," Friday, November 7th, at 1:00pm in room 208 of the Oriental Institute.