Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt

Special Exhibit

October 3rd, 2017 – March 31st, 2018

N. 6782

The First 100 Years: Anatolian Studies at Chicago

Special Exhibit (Lower Level)

September 12th, 2017 – ongoing


Lecture by Ufuk Kocabaş on "Yenikapi Byzantine Shipwrecks"

Dr. Ufuk Kocabaş will give a lecture about "Yenikapi Byzantine Shipwrecks, Istanbul, Turkey: Excavation, Documentation, Conservation, and Reconstruction" on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 4:00–6:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute. The lecture is hosted by the Consulate General of Turkey.

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

Lecture by Ambjörn Sjörs on "Aspects of the Ventive in Amarna Canaanite"

Ambjörn Sjörs, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Uppsala, will give a lecture about "Aspects of the Ventivie in Amarna Canaanite" on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 5:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ray Johnson on Climate Change and Egypt's Cultural Heritage

Direct of the Epigraphic Survey, W. Raymond Johnson, was featured in an article on "How Climate Change and Population Growth Threaten Egypt's Ancient Treasures" by the United Nations Environment Programme.

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Oriental Institute Symposium on Attire in the Ancient World

Aleksandra Hallmann, Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Oriental Institute, has organized this year's annual symposium on "Outward Appearance vs. Inward Significance: Addressing Identities through Attire in the Ancient World" to be held on March 1st–2nd, 2018, in Breasted Hall. The goal of the proposed conference is to construct (a) definition(s) of the clothed self and investigate multiple trajectories of the dress’ role in the construction of various identities in the ancient world. 

Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018

New Volume Edited by John Wee Looks at Ancient Medicine

A new volume edited by Assistant Professor of Assyriology, Dr. John Z. Wee, has just appeared. The Comparable Body: Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman Medicine uses eleven case studies to explore how analogy and metaphor illuminate and shape conceptions about the human body.

Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018