Lecture by Jodi Magness on "New Discoveries in the Ancient Village and Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee"

Jodi Magness will give a lecture on "New Discoveries in the Ancient Village and Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee" on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 7:00pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 23, 2015

Lecture by Tasha Vorderstrasse on "Multiculturalism and Christian Art in Old Cairo"

Tasha Vorderstrasse will give a lecture on "Multiculturalism and Christian Art in Old Cairo" on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 5:00pm in the Divinity School, Swift Common Room.

Posted on April 23, 2015

Lecture by Samra Azarnoche on "Myths and Science: Zoroastrian Media of Power in Late Sasanian Iran"

Samra Azarnoche will give a lecture on  "Myths and Science: Zoroastrian Media of Power in Late Sasanian Iran" on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 5:00pm in Pick Hall, Room 216.

Posted on April 23, 2015

Lecture by Elisa Rossberger on "Objects from the Temple of Ištar-Kitītum at Iščali"

Elisa Rossberger will give a lecture on "Things to Remember: Form and Function of Dedicated Objects from the Temple of Ištar-Kitītum at Iščali" on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 12:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room at the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 20, 2015

Lecture by Kathleen Sheppard on "The Tomb of the Two Brothers, or Margaret Murray and the Manchester Mummies"

Kathleen Sheppard, University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, will give a lecture titled "The Tomb of the Two Brothers, or Margaret Murray and the Manchester Mummies" on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 5:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 20, 2015

Lecture by Raphael Greenberg on "The Future of Archaeology in Israel Palestine"

Rabphael Greenberg will give a lecture on "The Future of Archaeology in Israel Palestine" on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 4:30 pm in Room 142 at 1155 East 60th Street.

Posted on April 15, 2015

Harry A. Hoffner, Co-Founder of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary, Passes Away at 80

Harry Angier Hoffner, Jr., John A. Wilson Professor Emeritus of Hittitology at the University of Chicago, passed away on March 10, 2015. He was 80 years old. Dr. Hoffner co-founded the Chicago Hittite Dictionary in 1976 with Hans Gustav Güterbock. He was well-known for his work on Hittite myths and letters. In 2008, he published an important grammar of the Hittite language with Craig H. Melchert. Services were held on Tuesday, March 17 at College Church in Wheaton, IL.

Posted on April 3, 2015

Oriental Institute Collections Research Grants Available for 2015-2016

For the 2015-2016 year, the Oriental Institute will have grants available to provide financial support for researchers who wish to study objects in the Museum and Archival collections. Interested scholars can visit the Collections Research Grant webpage to find out more about the application process and deadlines.

Posted on March 18, 2015

Lecture by Shaul Shaked on "The Jews of Bamiyan"

Shaul Shaked will give a lecture on "The Jews of Bamiyan: A Community of Traders and Scholars in Eleventh-Century Khorasan" on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 4:30 pm in Breasted Hall at the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 12, 2015

The Past for Sale: New Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Looting

As highlighted in the recent UChicago News article Neubauer Collegium Conference Tackles Complex Issue of Archaeological Looting, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has established a project to address archaeological looting. "The Past for Sale: New Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Looting" brings together archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, social scientists, public policy experts, and legal scholars, in hopes of finding better answers to one of the most intractable problems facing those who care about culture: how to stem the worldwide epidemic of looting of archaeological sites and shrines.

Posted on March 12, 2015

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