Oriental Institute Giving Day 2019

We would like to thank all of our 70 supporters who helped us to exceed our goal on Giving Day! We are thankful o have such a dedicated and caring community. 


Support the OI on Giving Day!

Please help the Oriental Institute begin its Centennial Year with a bang, as we further understand, reveal, and protect the world's earliest civilizations and reinforce the autonomy, diversity, and unity of the world today.

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019

Lecture by Kathryn Morgan on "Middle Bronze Age Destruction at Zincirli"

Kathryn Morgan will give a lecture about "A Middle Bronze Age Destruction at Zincirli, Turkey: Recent Results of the Chicago-Tübingen Excavations" on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 2:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2019

Call for Applications for the OI Collections Research Grant 2019–2020

The OI Collections Research Grant provides researchers with financial support to carry out discrete research projects that incorporate the study of artifacts & archival documents in the OI collection. We allow for the broadest possible selection of potential projects that will heighten the level of intellectual discourse and collaboration within the OI.

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Afghan Heritage Mapping Partnership Capstone Course

As part of the Oriental Institute’s Afghan Heritage Mapping Partnership, from February 4–15, 2019, five members of the Afghanistan Institute of Archaeology (AIA), including its director, participated in a two-week intensive training course at the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL) Laboratory at the OI in Chicago. 

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019