Oriental Institute Annual Report 2013-2014 is Available Online Now

December 16, 2014

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.

New Book by Petra Goedegebuure Examines Hittite Grammar

December 11, 2014

Petra Goedegebuure, Associate Professor of Hittitology, has written a new book re-examining The Hittite Demonstratives.

Online Collections Search Gets Facelift

December 11, 2014

The online Collections Search of the Oriental Institute was recently redesigned to improve user experience.

Lecture by McGuire Gibson on "The Story Behind Cylinder Seals"

December 3, 2014

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.

Lecture by Kevin van Bladel on "Middle Persian Literacy and Scholarship in Sasanian Iran"

December 3, 2014

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.

Gallery Talk by David Schloen on the Katumuwa Stele

November 21, 2014

David Schloen, Associate Professor of Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, will give a gallery talk on the discovery of the Katumuwa Stele in Zincirli, Turkey.

OI Scholars Update Research on Bronze Age Chronology

November 21, 2014

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.

Bir Umm Fawakhir Excavation Final Report Now Available

November 14, 2014

The Oriental Institute announces the in-print and online publication of a new title, Bir Umm Fawakhir 3. Excavations 1999–2001.

Lecutre by Rob Jennings on Neo-Assyrian Economy for the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop

November 11, 2014

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.

Lecture by Mark Atlaweel on "Provisioning Water for the World's First Megacities"

November 6, 2014

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.