The renovation of the Elizabeth Morse Genius Reading Room includes the rewiring of the spaces occupied by the Research Archives, the introduction of power and internet connections at each table in the Reading Room, replacement of the cork floor, and replication of the original lighting. See the renovated reading room during the dedication of the room in December 2001. See a view of the Reading Room during the launch of The Chicago Initiative-the University's five-year, $2 billion fund-raising effort.
Our regular hours are:
Monday - Tuesday from 9am to 6pm
Wednesday from 9am to 8pm
Thursday - Friday from 9am to 6pm
Saturday from 10am to 2pm
Sunday from 10am to 2pm
Panoramas of the Research Archives are a component of the Oriental Institute Virtual Museum.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE RESEARCH ARCHIVES AVAILABLE ON-LINE
IraqCrisis: A moderated list for communicating substantive information on cultural property damaged, destroyed or lost from Libraries and Museums in Iraq during and after the war in April 2003, and on the worldwide response to the crisis
This list will provide occasional reports on developments at ETANA: Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives.
and Abzu: Guide to the rapidly increasing, and widely distributed data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East via the Internet.
RESEARCH ARCHIVES BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND INFORMATIONAL DOCUMENTS [RABID]:
Islamic Studies at the Oriental Institute Research Archives, by Paul M. Cobb. [Out of Print, not available on-line].