Job Posting: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2019—2021 academic years. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment.

Posted on November 6, 2018

Lecture by Stuart Tyson Smith on the "Nubian Borderlands"

Stuart Tyson Smith will give a lecture about "'Entangled Lives: Intercultural Interactions in the Nubian Borderlands" on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM in Room 122 of Social Sciences (1126 E. 59th Street).

Posted on November 5, 2018

The Epigraphic Survey/Chicago House launches digitalEPIGRAPHY

The digital drawing manual of Krisztián Vértes and the Epigraphic Survey, Digital Epigraphy, has outgrown the electronic book format and has evolved into its own website, digitalEPIGRAPHY, which can be accessed as of November 1st. 

Posted on October 31, 2018

Lecture by Dora Goldsmith on "Smellscapes in Ancient Egypt"

Dora Goldsmith, PhD Candidate, Freie Universität Berlin, will give a lecture about "Smellscapes in Ancient Egypt (with smell accompaniments)" on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 3:00–4:00 PM room 021 of Saieh Hall for Economics.

Posted on October 29, 2018

OIS 12 Structures of Power Now Available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces publication of a new title, Structures of Power: Law and Gender Across the Ancient Near East, edited by Ilan Peled. The volume has titles of interest to Assyriologists, Egyptologists, Classicists, and Chinese studies. The volume is available as a complimentary download or softcover purchase.

Posted on October 23, 2018

Festschrift Celebrating the Career of Janet Johnson Now Available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the publication of a new title in print and online Essays for the Library of Seshat: Studies Presented to Janet H. Johnson on the Occasion of Her 70th Birthday.

Posted on September 23, 2018

Lecture by Stephen Batiuk on "The History and Archaeology of the Earliest Wines"

Stephen Batiuk will give a lecture about "Exploring the Roots of the Vine: The History and Archaeology of the Earliest Wines" on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on September 13, 2018

Lecture by Geoffrey Killen on "Ancient Egyptian Furniture" for ARCE Chicago

Geoffrey Killen will give a lecture about "Ancient Egyptian Furniture: From the Earliest Examples to the 'Wonderful Things' of the New Kingdom" on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Posted on September 13, 2018

Oral History Interview with Jill Carlotta Maher

The Oriental Institute Oral History Project recently spoke with Jill Carlotta Maher, recipient of the James Henry Breasted medallion for her incredible service to the Oriental Institute. Her interview can be viewed on the Oriental Institute's YouTube channel.

Posted on August 31, 2018

Oriental Institute Invites All Members to Appreciation Picnic

We invite all members of the OI to join us for tacos and beverages on the lawn next to the museum on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 4pm until 7pm.

Posted on August 27, 2018