Community Scholars Program: We Bring the Oriental Institute to You via Zoom

Can’t make it to the Oriental Institute to see our Museum exhibitions or attend gallery talks by our world-famous scholars? Or is your group planning a visit to the Museum in the future and wants first-hand knowledge about archaeological fieldwork and a preview of our collections?

A faculty member, research associate, or content expert from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago can deliver an educational talk or presentation via Zoom to your group. The Community Scholars Program provides presentations on themes ranging from exhibition highlights to our archaeological research and discoveries. Please fill out this form to begin the process of arranging for a speaker. 

In order to provide you with high quality talks, we ask that you pay the speakers an honorarium of $200, which compensates them for their time. These payments should be made directly to the speaker on the night of the talk or digitally if the request is over Zoom. 

Special programs or questions: please contact us at oi-education@uchicago.edu 

Contact Us

For inquires, email the Public Education Department at oi-education@uchicago.edu or call 773.702.9507.