Public Celebration of the OI Centennial on September 28

On September 28, the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago will commemorate its 100th anniversary with a public celebration—the first in a yearlong series of centennial events open to the University community and the general public.

Posted on September 12, 2019

Persepolis Relief Returns to OI after 80 Years on Loan

A stone relief has returned to the OI from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts after eighty years on loan.

Posted on September 12, 2019

UChicago Magazine Celebrates OI Centennial

To mark the celebration of the OI's centennial, UChicago Magazine has devoted the cover story of its summer issue to our monumental first century, covering both the history of the OI and our future direction. Click to explore the University of Chicago Magazine's "The OI at 100."

Posted on August 30, 2019

UChicago Magazine Celebrates OI Centennial

To mark the celebration of the OI's centennial, UChicago Magazine has devoted the cover story of its summer issue to our monumental first century, covering both the history of the OI and our future direction. Explore "The OI at 100."

Posted on August 30, 2019

Special Collections Exhibit about OI Opens September 16

"Discovery, Collection, Memory: The Oriental Institute at 100" will open on September 16, 2019, and run through December 13, 2019, at the Special Collections Research Center Gallery.

Posted on August 22, 2019

Oriental Institute Introduces New Logo

The Oriental Institute has introduced a new logo to commemorate and celebrate its one hundred year anniversary during the centennial year 2019–2020.

Posted on August 21, 2019

Chicago Hittite Dictionary Supplements 3 Now Available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces a new publication in print and online: Unpublished Bo-Fragments in Transliteration II (Bo 6151–Bo 9535) by Oğuz Soysal and Başak Yıldız Gülşen, Chicago Hittite Dictionary Supplements 3. The volume is available for download and purchase. The monograph offers a large number of unpublished text fragments in photo and transliteration and gives succinct philological notes to these fragments. The fragments are part of a large collection that had been found during the early Turkish-German campaigns at the Hittite capital Hattusa before the Second World War.

Posted on July 12, 2019

Kipper Lecture by David Ilan on "How Ancient Israel Began"

David Ilan will give the David A. Kipper Ancient Israel Lecture about "How Ancient Israel Began: A New Archaeological Perspective" on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 700–9:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on May 28, 2019

Workshop on the Reception and Display of Ancient Near Eastern Art

The Art History Department of Northwestern University and the Oriental Institute have organized a workshop on "The Reception and Display of Ancient Near Eastern Art" to be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 9:00 AM–4:00 PM in Trienens Forum, Kresge Centennial Hall, on the campus of Northwestern University.

Posted on May 7, 2019

New OI Publication Excavations in the Plain of Antioch III Now Available

The Oriental Institute Publications office announces the in print and online publication of Excavations in the Plain of Antioch III: Stratigraphy, Pottery, and Small Finds from Chatal Höyük in the Amuq Plain by Marina Pucci in the series Oriental Institute Publications 143.

Posted on May 7, 2019

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