Workshop by Holly Pittman about "Case Study in Glyptic Art"

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 "Case Study in Glyptic Art: Evaluating the Place of Arslantepe in the Late Chalcolithig and the Late Uruk World" on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 12:00-1:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 9, 2016

Neubauer Collegium to Host Workshop on "The Magical Handbooks on Papyrus from Egypt"

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society will host a workshop on "The Transmission of Magical Knowledge: The Magical Handbooks on Papyrus from Egypt" featuring talks by Christopher Faraone, Raquel Martín Hernández, and Sofía Torallas Tovar on Friday, May 6, at 4:30-6:30 pm.

Posted on May 4, 2016

Lecture by Assaf Yasur-Landau about "Resilience and Integrative Archaeology of Maritime Connectivity in Israel"

Assaf Yasur-Landau will give a lecture about "Resilience and Integrative Archaeology of Maritime Connectivity in Israel" on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 12:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 4, 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

Lecture by Nadine Moeller and Gregory Marouard will give a lecture on "The 2015 Seasons at Kom ed-Dahab, Edfu and Dendara"

Nadine Moeller and Gregory Marouard will give a lecture about "The 2015 Seasons at Kom ed-Dahab, Edfu and Dendara: An Update on Recent Fieldwork Projects of the OI in Egypt" on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016, at 12:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 2, 2016

Lecture by Laurel Bestock on "Forgotten Fortress: Returning to Uronarti"

Laurel Bestock, Brown Univeristy, will give a lecture about "Forgotten Fortress: Returning to Uronarti" on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 5:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 2, 2016

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

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

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