OI Community Mourns the Loss of Robert K. Ritner (1953–2021), Rowe Professor of Egyptology

The OI community mourns the loss of our dear friend and colleague Robert K. Ritner (1953–2021), Rowe Professor of Egyptology.

Posted on July 26, 2021

OI News & Notes 249 Now Available

The OI announces the online publication of News & Notes 249 for Spring/Summer 2021.

Posted on June 28, 2021

From Sherds to Landscapes: Studies on the Ancient Near East in Honor of McGuire Gibson now available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces a new publication in print and online From Sherds to Landscapes: Studies on the Ancient Near East in Honor of McGuire Gibson, edited by Mark Altaweel and Carrie Hritz, Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 71, Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2021.

Posted on June 18, 2021

Excavations at the Cappadocia Gate by Geoffrey D. Summers now available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces a new publication in print and online Excavations at the Cappadocia Gate: Kerkenes Final Reports 1, by Geoffrey D. Summers, with contributions by Susanne Berndt, Yilmaz Selim Erdal, Evangelia Piskin, Yasemin Özarslan, Noël Siver, Francoise Summers, Robert Tate, and Nilüfer Baturayoğlu Yöney, introduction by David Stronach, and Turkish summary by Güzin Eren, Oriental Institute Publications 145,
Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2021.

Posted on May 24, 2021

OI Postdoctoral Fellow at Rank of Instructor

This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During this appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work closely with University of Chicago faculty members from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Human Genetics to do extraction and analysis of ancient DNA from Bronze Age human remains excavated at archaeological sites in the Middle East as part of a research project entitled “Genomes, Migrations, and Culture in the Early Civilizations of the Middle East.” Visit the University of Chicago academic jobs site for more details.

Posted on April 21, 2021

The Sheikh’s House at Quseir al-Qadim by Katherine Strange Burke is now available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces a new publication in print and online The Sheikh’s House at Quseir al-Qadim: Documenting a Thirteenth-Century Red Sea Port by Katherine Strange Burke, with contributions by Steven M. Goodman and Wilma Wetterstrom, Oriental Institute Publications 144 (2021).

Posted on April 19, 2021

Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present Opens April 1st

Opening April 1st at the OI Museum is the special exhibition “Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present.” This exhibition, curated by Tasha Vorderstrasse, presents to the public for the first time the OI Museum’s collection of over 150 late nineteenth-century photographic prints attributed primarily to this acclaimed photographer of Qajar Iran, as well as the work of Iranian-Canadian artist Yassaman Ameri.

Posted on April 1, 2021

Save the Date! Giving Day, April 21–22, 2021

On April 2122 the OI and the entire University will celebrate Giving Day, a special 24-hour campus-wide fundraising appeal that brings together our global community of alumni, students, and friends to support our research and education programs and help us build a better tomorrow.

Posted on March 26, 2021

OI News & Notes 248 Now Available

The OI announces the online publication of News & Notes 248 for Winter 2021.

Posted on February 28, 2021

Lecture by Michael Harrower on "Discovery and Excavation of Beta Semati, Ethiopia"

Michael Harrower will give a lecturea bout "Finding an Ancient Town: Discovery and Excavation of Beta Semati, Ethiopia" on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM (CST) on the OI YouTube channel. Click this link to watch the premiere.

Posted on February 3, 2021

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