Aaron Michael Butts dissertation now available online

June 25, 2014

The dissertation of Aaron Michael Butts entitled Language Change in the Wake of Empire: Syriac in Its Greco-Roman Context is now available online through the Dissertations page of the Research Archives.

A Spanish edition of the Sennacherib prism has been published

June 25, 2014

The Sennacherib prism (OIM A2793) from the Oriental Institute Museum collection has been published in a new Spanish edition.

Oriental Institute scholars discover oldest evidence for schistosomiasis

June 20, 2014

A new article features interesting results from the Oriental Institute's archaeological project at Tell Zeidan in Syria.

Chicago Demotic Dictionary (CDD) publishes sections on days, months, and numbers online

June 18, 2014

The Chicago Demotic Dictionary announced the online publication of the sections on Days, Months, and Numbers of the Chicago Demotic Dictionary. Containing 425 pages of entries, these files represent the final stages of completion for the upcoming multi-volume print publication.

Completion of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary Celebrated at the Assyrian National Council of Illinois

June 18, 2014

On Sunday, June 15, the Assyrian National Council of Ilinois hosted an event celebrating the completion of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, one of the great humanistic triumphs of the last century. The event was featured in "Assyria Foundation Honors Oriental Institute Scholars."

New Oriental Institute News & Notes 222 (2014) online now

June 18, 2014

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the online publication and distribution of a new issue of the Oriental Institute News & Notes no. 222 Summer 2014. Included are an update on archaeology in Iraq by McGuire Gibson; a recap on the household studies seminar by Miriam Müller; news articles by Emily Teeter, Amy Weber, and Brittany Mullins; and programs, events, and travel.