May 24, 2017
The Oriental Institute Museum Archives is currently working on a project to digitize the audio-visual materials in the collections of the Oriental Institute. As part of that project, the audio recordings, originally copied on cassette tape, are being digitized and uploaded to the Oriental Institute's YouTube channel. Although the original recordings vary in quality, the digitized audio in many cases represent one of the few, if only, opportunities to hear the voices from great scholars past and present. Currently available are lectures by Samuel Noah Kramer, Hans Güterbock, Erica Reiner, Robert Ritner, Matthew Stolper, and others. Future lectures will continue to be added to the YouTube channel as they are digitized.