A new mini-exhibit "Doing Business in the Ancient World" is currenlty on display at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Objects from the Oriental Institute Museum collections were chosen by exhibit co-curators Jack Green and Brittany Hayden to highlight monetary transactions in the ancient world.
Posted on August 4, 2015
Posted on July 21, 2015
Bob Andresen will give a lecture on "Old Kingdom Tomb Chambers at Chicago's Field Museum" on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 5:00pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.
Posted on July 5, 2015
Join us for the inaugural workshop of an interdisciplinary three-year project sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago. Specialists in ancient texts and archaeology from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Classics will work with economists from the Department of Economics and the Booth School of Business, and with several external collaborators, to investigate the applicability to ancient trade of the mathematical and computational methods employed by economists to study modern trade. This project will build on the strengths of the University of Chicago in both economics and ancient studies. We will have biannual workshops and an international conference in the final year of the project to foster interdisciplinary methodological and theoretical discussions about the relationship between social institutions and economic behavior, past and present.
Posted on June 9, 2015
Lectury by Kathryn Bandy on "Town and District: Local Administration during the Second Intermediate Period"
Kathryn Bandy, Ph.D. candidate in Egyptology at the University of Chicago, will give a lecture on "Town and District: Local Administration during the Second Intermediate Period" on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 5:00pm in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.
Posted on June 2, 2015
Donald Whitcomb will give a lecture on "From Fustat to Cairo: The Many Meanings of 'Old Cairo'" on Wednesday, May 27, at 5:00pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.
Posted on May 21, 2015
A conference on "Ancient DNA Research" will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 the the Oriental Institute from 1:00-5:00 pm.
Posted on May 18, 2015
Posted on May 14, 2015
Marina Rustow will give a lecture on "The Material Turn in Cairo Geniza Research" on Wednesday, May 13, at 5:00pm in the Swift Common Room of the Divinity School.
Posted on May 8, 2015
As part of its Electronic Publications Initiative, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) release of OIS 10. Household Studies in Complex Societies: (Micro) Archaeological and Textual Approaches.
Posted on May 1, 2015