December 31, 1997
An entirely new Oriental Institute Public Programs page is now available. Visitors may select Public Programs of interest by either topic or date, receiving links to documents that describe specific Public Program events at the Oriental Institute. The new Public Programs page is accessible via the "public programs" link in the header section of most of our pages. The Public Programs listings will be updated on a weekly basis.
December 8, 1997
The Oriental Institute Publications Office Publications Catalog has been redesigned and expanded. With few exceptions, the Catalog now has brief synopses of each publication as well as pricing, ISBN, and content information.
November 13, 1997
The Oriental Institute Museum Highlights From The Collections pages have had their format revised, and several of the object photographs have been cleaned up.
November 11, 1997
The sixth installment of the photographic exhibit entitled Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project, by the Epigraphic Survey's staff photographer, Tom Van Eynde, is now available.
November 8, 1997
October 30, 1997
Twelve Chicago House Bulletins are now available, all of the issues dating back to January 1994. These are the communications of the Oriental Institute's Epigraphic Survey in Luxor, Egypt.
- Chicago House Bulletin VIII, No.2/3 - Aug. 15, 1997
- Chicago House Bulletin VIII, No.1 - Dec. 15, 1996
- Chicago House Bulletin VII, No.3 - Aug. 15, 1996
- Chicago House Bulletin VII, No.2 - Apr. 15, 1996
- Chicago House Bulletin VII, No.1 - Dec. 15, 1995
- Chicago House Bulletin VI, No.3 - Aug. 15, 1995
- Chicago House Bulletin VI, No.2 - Apr. 15, 1995
- Chicago House Bulletin VI, No.1 - Dec. 15, 1994
- Chicago House Bulletin V, No.3 - Aug. 15, 1994
- Chicago House Bulletin V, No.2 - Apr. 15, 1994
- Chicago House Bulletin V, No.1 - Jan. 15, 1994
October 17, 1997
A dissertation proposal by Jill Ashley Fine, presented to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, and approved in August 1997, entitled The Socioeconomic Organization of the Metalworkers During the Late Bronze Period at Ugarit.
September 12, 1997
The Oriental Institute Museum Education Office pages are now updated for the Fall 1997 schedule of events and activities.
July 23, 1997
Simple keyword searching of the Oriental Institute website Table of Contents, by topic, project, or author's last name, for example, is now available. This is in addition to the standard Table of Contents text file, which is organized by several categories. A link to the Argos search engine is also available. We hope by offering these three options will make it easier for users to find the particular files they seek from the Oriental Institute website.
July 21, 1997
A public Guestbook, for visitor comments regarding the Oriental Institute website, is now available. We welcome your comments and messages!!!
July 17, 1997
Information regarding a new Oriental Institute philology project, The Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions Project, under the direction of Professors Gene Gragg and Matthew W. Stolper, is now available.
July 14, 1997
All of the 1995-96 Oriental Institute Annual Report entries are now available. They can be accessed in Table of Contents form, or they can be reached through the HomePages of the various Archaeological and Philological projects, OI Department HomePages, and the Individual Scholarship HomePages. Additionally, they are listed in the Abzu What's New HomePage.
June 13, 1997
A dissertation proposal by Clemens Reichel, presented to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, and approved in June 1996, entitled Political Change and Cultural Continuity in Eshnunna from the Ur III to the Old Babylonian Period
June 1, 1997
The Oriental Institute invites one and all to the LEGACY CAMPAIGN CORNERSTONE CEREMONY. The celebration features remarks by University of Chicago President Hugo F. Sonnenschein, the reenactment of an ancient Assyrian building ritual, and a champagne reception. Join us on the East Lawn of the Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL, on Thursday June 12 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 NOON.
May 16, 1997
The culture of ancient Egypt has fascinated people for thousands of years. If you have always wanted to learn about the richness of the history, culture and religion of ancient Egypt, but did not know where to start, the Oriental Institute's special course "A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ANCIENT EGYPT" is for you. This course will be taught at the Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., June 11-July 16, 1997.
May 12, 1997
The fifth installment of the photographic exhibit by the Epigraphic Survey's staff photographer, Tom Van Eynde, is now available. Photographs in the exhibition, entitled Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project, are updated bi-monthly.
May 6, 1997
Disjecta Membra in Araneo - Scattered Remains on the Web. [This paper was given by Alexandra O'Brien, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago, during the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt in Ann Arbor on Saturday 12th April 1997].
May 5, 1997
The Sumerian Lexical Archive (SLA), a project of Oriental Institute Professor Miguel Civil, is now available. SLA is an open forum for the presentation and discussion, in brief paragraphs, of matters related to Sumerian lexicography. New, unpublished lexical texts are also included in the SLA. The required fonts for viewing Sumerian tranliterations are currently available for downloading on the Windows platform. Macintosh fonts will be available shortly.
April 15, 1997
A complete listing of Spring 97 offerings from the Museum Education Program at the Oriental Institute is now available.
April 10, 1997
A new document, Demotic Texts Published on the World Wide Web, is now available. Developed by Alexandra A. O'Brien, it is a project and publication of The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, Chicago.
March 22, 1997
Information regarding a major Mesopotamian archaeology publication effort at the Oriental Institute, the Diyala Miscellaneous Objects Publication Project, is now available.
March 21, 1997
Almost exactly four years after it started, the Oriental Institute WWW site has an entirely new "look and feel", and we have switched the server hardware to a Sun SPARCstation 10 computer to provide faster response times. Visitors to the site can relax, however, because no previous pages have been removed, and the server switch should be transparent to most users.
We have tried to simplify navigation around our website by devising a banner that appears at the top of all primary homepages. This banner contains an on-line navigational aid, which explains all the links contained in the banner area.
Other new documents accessible from this banner area include:
- Oriental Institute Announcements
- Oriental Institute Public Programs
- Supporters of Oriental Institute Electronic Resources
New documents pertaining to the Oriental Institute and/or our WWW site include:
- A Table of Contents for the entire Oriental Institute WWW site
- Oriental Institute Electronic Resources
- Travel Directions to the Oriental Institute
As always, we welcome comments from visitors to the Oriental Institute WWW site, especially now that we are presenting a very different face to the public.
February 5, 1997
A new resource, Egypt and the Ancient Near East Web Resources for Young People and Teachers, is now available. This is a project and publication of The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, Chicago.
January 16, 1997
A synopsis is now available of the special exhibit of the Oriental Institute Museum, FACES OF ANCIENT EGYPT, which is on display at the University of Chicago's David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, from September 10, 1996 through March 9, 1997.
January 8, 1997
The fourth installment of the photographic exhibit by the Epigraphic Survey's staff photographer, Tom Van Eynde, is now available. Photographs in the exhibition, entitled Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project, are updated bi-monthly.