A recent article published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies 73:1 (2014) by Oriental Institute scholars Robert Ritner and Nadine Moeller provides a re-assessment of an ancient Egyptian text known as the "Ahmose Tempest Stela."
Oriental Institute projects employ cutting edge technology to gather, interpret, and care for cultural heritage information. Tableau, the magazine of the Division of Humanities at the University of Chicago recently profiled several OI projects and interviewed scholars about their use of technology in the article Back and to the Future: Digital Tools Transform the Study of Ancient Civilizations.
The Chicago Demotic Dictionary announced the online publication of the final letter of the Chicago Demotic Dictionary: letter S. Containing 540 pages of lexical entries, letter S is the longest letter file of the dictionary and represents the final stages of completion for the upcoming multi-volume print publication.
A recent University of Chicago news article headlined "For archaeologists, Middle East conflicts create ‘perfect sandstorm’ of challenges" profiles Oriental Institute archaeologists and the challenges faced by working in conflict zones
The 29th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference is taking place in Stuart Hall at the University of Chicago on Friday, 2 May and Saturday, 3 May 2014.
The Oriental Institute invites you to a free half-day symposium to be held in conjunction with the special exhibit, In Remembrance of Me.
Oriental Institute Research Associate Bruce Williams recently published an important new article on relations between Egypt and Nubia in Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 6 (2014).
Dennis Pardee, Professor of Northwest Semitic Philology, recently co-authored a new article on alphabetic cuneiform and the scribal culture of the Syrian city of Ugarit.
Theo van den Hout, Professor of Hittitology and Editory of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary, has published an overview of the Hittite empire.
A conference on Body & Metaphor in Ancient Medicine will take place in Breasted Hall at the Oriental Institute on May 1-3, 2014.