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Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present

Special Exhibit

April 1 – December 31, 2021

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Save the Date! Giving Day, April 21–22, 2021

On April 2122 the OI and the entire University will celebrate Giving Day, a special 24-hour campus-wide fundraising appeal that brings together our global community of alumni, students, and friends to support our research and education programs and help us build a better tomorrow.

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021

OI Postdoctoral Fellow at Rank of Instructor

This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During this appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with University of Chicago faculty members from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Human Genetics to do extraction and analysis of ancient DNA from Bronze Age human remains excavated at archaeological sites in the Middle East as part of a research project entitled “Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East.” Visit the University of Chicago academic jobs site for more details.

Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present Opens April 1st

Opening April 1st at the OI Museum is the special exhibition “Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present.” This exhibition, curated by Tasha Vorderstrasse, presents to the public for the first time the OI Museum’s collection of over 150 late nineteenth-century photographic prints attributed primarily to this acclaimed photographer of Qajar Iran, as well as the work of Iranian-Canadian artist Yassaman Ameri.

Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Sheikh’s House at Quseir al-Qadim:by Katherine Strange Burke is now available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces a new publication in print and online The Sheikh’s House at Quseir al-Qadim: Documenting a Thirteenth-Century Red Sea Port by Katherine Strange Burke, with contributions by Steven M. Goodman and Wilma Wetterstrom, Oriental Institute Publications 144 (2021).

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021