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

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

Lecture by Kazuya Maekawa on "Cultivation in Furrows: Southern Babylonian Agriculture in the Late 3rd Millennium BC"

Kazuya Maekawa will give a lecture about "Cultivation in Furrows: Southern Babylonian Agriculture in the Late 3rd Millennium BC" on Thursday, April 28th, at 4:00 p.m. in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 21, 2016

Lecture by M. Rahim Shayegan on "Considerations on Sasanian History"

M. Rahim Shayegan will give a lecture about "Considerations on Sasanian History: On the Merits (and Perils) of Diachrony" on Wednesday, April 27th, at 4:00 p.m. in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 21, 2016

Lecture by Roman Gundacker on "The (Auto)-Biography of Shepsesptah of Saqqarah"

Roman Gundacker will give a lecture about "The (Auto)-Biography of Shepsesptah of Saqqarah: Reconsidering the Lost Portions of Text in View of the Block Oriental Institute Museum 11048" on Monday, April 11th, at 3:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 11, 2016

Lecture by Roman Gundacker on "Conundra Composita: Analyzing Egyptian Compound Nouns"

Roman Gundacker will give a lecture about "Conundra Composita: Analyzing Egyptian Compound Nouns at the Crossroad of Morphology, Language Contact, and Cultural History" on Thursday, April 21st, at 12:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 11, 2016

OCHRE Highlighted by RCC Article

The University of Chicago's Research Computing Center (RCC) recently highlighted the work of the Computational Research Ecosystem for Scientific Collaboration on Ancient Topics (CRESCAT) project and their use of the Online Cultural Heritage Research Environment (OCHRE), whose primary programmer and support staff are based out of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 16, 2016

ARCE Chicago Chapter April Meeting to Host University of Chicago Graduate Student Symposium

The April meeting of the ARCE Chicago Chapter will Host a University of Chicago Graduate Student Symposium on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 5:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 16, 2016

Lecture by Carter Lupton on "The Long and Winding Crossroads: The Evolution of an Exhibition Concept"

Carter Lupton, Head of the Anthropology & History Department and Curator of Ancient History, Milwaukee Public Museum, will give a lecture about "The Long and Winding Crossroads: The Evolution of an Exhibition Concept" on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 7:00pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 1, 2016

Lecture by Janet Johnson on "Egypt in the Persian Period"

Janet Johnson will give a lecture for the Chicago Chapter of ARCE about "Egypt in the Persian Period" on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 5:00pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 1, 2016

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