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 Wayne Horowitz on "Tales of an Assyriologist in the Canadian Arctic"

Wayne Horowitz (Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) will give a lecture about "Tales of an Assyriologist in the Canadian Arctic" on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 4:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Oriental Institute Collections Research Grant 2018–2019

Museum Collections Research Grants will be available to researchers for the 2018–2019 academic year through the generosity of Jim Sopranos. The Oriental Institute welcomes applications from researchers at all levels (i.e. Masters Degree or PhD candidates to well-established professionals) and all nationalities. Funding is primarily aimed to help support the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence, and to cover relevant research costs for the researcher during the appointed period.

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Publication on Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Afghanistan

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces a new title available only via complimentary download. Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Afghanistan. Proceedings of the International Conference Held at Kabul University, November 2014

Posted on Monday, March 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