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

Lecture by Walter Kaegi on "Constantine I, Babylon, and Julian's Expedition in Mesopotamia Again"

Professor Walter Kaegi will give a lecture titled "Constantine I, Babylon, and Julian's Expedition in Mesopotamia Again" on Thursday, January 15, at 12:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on January 12, 2015

Egyptian Coffin Conservation Project

The Oriental Institute recently received a grant from the Antiquities Endowment Fund of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) to conserve an important ancient Egyptian coffin in our collection (OIM E12072). An article is now available that provides details about the project.

Posted on December 22, 2014

Oriental Institute Annual Report 2013-2014 is Available Online Now

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.

Posted on December 16, 2014

New Book by Petra Goedegebuure Examines Hittite Grammar

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

Posted on December 11, 2014

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