Lecture by Gil Stein on "Sweet Honey in the Rocks: Honey, Bees, and Beekeeping in the Ancient Near East"

Gil Stein will give a lecture about "Sweet Honey in the Rocks: Honey, Bees, and Beekeeping in the Ancient Near East" on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:00 pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 2, 2016

Workshop by Holly Pittman about "Art History for Archaeology"

Holly Pittman, Bok Family Professor in the Humanities, Department of the History of Art and Curator of the Near Eastern Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum, will give a workshop about "Art History for Archaeology" on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 12:00-1:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 2, 2016

Lecture by Holly Pittman about "From Mesopotamia to the Oxus through Iran: Shifting the Center in Bronze Age Trade"

Holly Pittman, Bok Family Professor in the Humanities, Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania and Curator of the Near Eastern Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum, will give a lecture about "Mesopotamia to the Oxus through Iran: Shifting the Center in Bronze Age Trade" on May 11, 2016, at 7:00 pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 2, 2016

New Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions

I’m pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jean Evans as the Oriental Institute’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions.  Jean will join us on September 1st, 2016.  Jean is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich and prior to that was an Assistant Curator in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for over nine years.

-Gil Stein, Director of the Oriental Institute

Posted on May 2, 2016

Ray Johnson Re-Unites a Statue of Antinous

Director of the Epigraphic Survey Ray Johnson was instrumental in identifying a match between a portrait of Antinous in Chicago and a bust in Rome. The results are features in a video by the Art Institute of Chicago "A Portrait of Antinous in 2 Parts." The exhibit arose from our colleague Ray Johnson’s discovery that a fragmentary sculptured head of Antinous in Chicago at the AIC matched a fragmentary bust of Antinous in Rome. This allowed the fragments to be digitally re-united – its a very impressive piece of work. You can view more in the video on YouTube at this link.

Posted on April 25, 2016

Lecture by Kazuya Maekawa on "Cultivation in Furrows: Southern Babylonian Agriculture in the Late 3rd Millennium BC"

Kazuya Maekawa will give a lecture about "Cultivation in Furrows: Southern Babylonian Agriculture in the Late 3rd Millennium BC" on Thursday, April 28th, at 4:00 p.m. in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 21, 2016

Lecture by M. Rahim Shayegan on "Considerations on Sasanian History"

M. Rahim Shayegan will give a lecture about "Considerations on Sasanian History: On the Merits (and Perils) of Diachrony" on Wednesday, April 27th, at 4:00 p.m. in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 21, 2016

Lecture by Roman Gundacker on "The (Auto)-Biography of Shepsesptah of Saqqarah"

Roman Gundacker will give a lecture about "The (Auto)-Biography of Shepsesptah of Saqqarah: Reconsidering the Lost Portions of Text in View of the Block Oriental Institute Museum 11048" on Monday, April 11th, at 3:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 11, 2016

Lecture by Roman Gundacker on "Conundra Composita: Analyzing Egyptian Compound Nouns"

Roman Gundacker will give a lecture about "Conundra Composita: Analyzing Egyptian Compound Nouns at the Crossroad of Morphology, Language Contact, and Cultural History" on Thursday, April 21st, at 12:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 11, 2016

OCHRE Highlighted by RCC Article

The University of Chicago's Research Computing Center (RCC) recently highlighted the work of the Computational Research Ecosystem for Scientific Collaboration on Ancient Topics (CRESCAT) project and their use of the Online Cultural Heritage Research Environment (OCHRE), whose primary programmer and support staff are based out of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 16, 2016

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