Lecture by Tasha Vorderstrasse on "A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo"

Tasha Vorderstrasse, Ph.D. and co-curator for the special exhibit A Cosmopolitan City: Museum, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo, will give a lecture about the new special exhibit on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 5:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on February 16, 2015

Lecture by Laura Tedesco on "What Price Culture? United States Public Diplomacy and Cultural Preservation in Afghanistan since 2001"

Laura Tedesco will give a lecture titled  "What Price Culture? United States Public Diplomacy and Cultural Preservation in Afghanistan since 2001" on Thursday, Feburary 26, 12:00-1:00 pm in Breasted Hall at the Oriental Institute.

Posted on February 13, 2015

Symposium on Bound Labor to be Held at the University of Chicago

A conference on "Bound Labor in a Comparative Perspective: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the 21st Century" will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 in Room 122 of Regenstein Library (1100 E. 57th Street) from 1:30-4:30 pm.

Posted on February 12, 2015

Lecure by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole on "Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza"

Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole will give a lecture titled "Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza" on Thursday, May 14, 7:00-9:00 pm in Breasted Hall at the Oriental Institute.

Posted on February 12, 2015

New Special Exhibit Catalog Released, A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the in-print and online publication of a new title A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo.

Posted on January 30, 2015

Conference on Looting to be Held at the University of Chicago

A conference on "Archaeological Looting: Realities and Possibilities for New Policy Approaches" will be held on February 27-28, 2015 in Room 122 of Regenstein Library (1100 E. 57th Street). This conference brings together leading authorities to tackle these key questions: Who loots, and why? What is
the impact of looting on objects, archaeological contexts, and nearby communities? How can we take steps to protect ancient art?

Posted on January 29, 2015

Lecture by Henning Börm on "Procopius of Caesarea and the Sasanian Empire"

Henning Börm will give a lecture titled "Procopius of Caesarea and the Sasanian Empire" on Tuesday, February 3 at 5:00 pm in the John Hope Franklin Room (Room 224) of Social Sociences as part of the Iranian World in Late Antiquity Lecture Series.

Posted on January 29, 2015

Lecture by Randy Shonkwiler on "Hovering Birds, the Sun Disk, and the Powers of Kingship"

Randy Shonkwiler, Ph.D., will give a lecture titled "Hovering Birds, the Sun Disk, and the Powers of Kingship" on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 5:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on January 22, 2015

Professor Tony Wilkinson, Leader in Landscape Archaeology, Passes Away at 66

Professor Tony Wilkinson, of the Archaeology Department at the University of Durham (UK) passed away on December 25, 2015. He was 66 years old. Dr. Wilkinson taught at the Oriental Institute for many years, founded the CAMEL Lab, and was one of the most brilliant archaeologists in the history of the Oriental Institute. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth Village, followed by a reception in Brancepeth Castle.

Posted on January 22, 2015

Gallery Talk by Kiersten Neumann on "The Wide-Eyed Worshippers of Ancient Mesopotamia"

Curatorial Assistant Kiersten Neumann, Ph.D., will give a gallery talk on the Early Dynastic statues from the Diyala region of ancient Iraq on Thursday, February 5, 12:15-1:00 p.m. in The Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery.

Posted on January 20, 2015

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