News & Notes 245 (Spring 2020) is now available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the online publication of News & Notes #245.

Posted on April 23, 2020

Join the OI on Social Media!

Join the OI on social media for enhanced, at home exploration! During these weeks of museum closure, we will use social media to bring the OI to you.

 

Posted on March 25, 2020

THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE MUSEUM WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The Oriental Institute Museum will be temporarily closed. 

The health and safety of our community is of great concern to the University of Chicago and the Oriental Institute, particularly in light of the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). The OI has been working with the University, and we are carefully monitoring information and guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Chicago Department of Public Health. We are also taking appropriate measures to maintain a safe environment here at the OI. To this end, the OI Museum will be closed from 3/17–3/31, at which point we will reassess the situation. Please understand that this decision was made in the best interests of community health and safety and please check this website for any updates or changes. For additional information from the University on the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit this website: https://coronavirusupdates.uchicago.edu/.

Posted on March 14, 2020

Lecture by Vincent van Exel on Early Iron Age States

Vincent van Excel will give a lecture about "Ethnicity, Language, and the Rise of Early Iron Ages States" on Tuesdsay, March 3, 2020, at 12:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 2, 2020

Lecture by Martha Roth on Judicial Violence in Mesopotamia

Martha Roth will give a lecture about "On Judicial Violence in Mesopotamia: The Problem of an Eye for an Eye" on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 2, 2020

Lecture by Lorenz Rahmstorf & Nicola Ialongo about the Origin and Use of Weights

Lorenz Rahmstorf & Nicola Ialongo will give a lecture about "The Origin and Use of Weights and Hacksilver in the Bronze Age Near East" on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 3:30 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 2, 2020

Conference on Sealing Theories and Practices in the Ancient Near East

The OI will host its sixteenth annual postdoctoral conference, organized this year by Postdoctoral Fellow Delphine Poinsot on "Sealing Theories and Practices in the Ancient Near East," on March 5–6, 2020. See conference webpage for full schedule and details.

Posted on March 2, 2020

Lecture by Felipe Rojas on Green Petra

Felipe Rojas will give a lecture about "Green Petra: Archaeological Assemblages in the City's Northern Hinterlands" on Tuesday, March, 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 2, 2020

Lecture by Lee Clare on 25 Years of Research at Göbeklitepe

Lee Clare will give a lecture about "25 Years of Research at Göbeklitepe: A Summary of Past and Recent Results" on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 2, 2020

Research Archives to Host Historical Book Structure Workshops

*This event has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, June 26, 2020

The Research Archives will be hosting a set of Historical Book Structure Workshops on Friday, June 26, 2020, in the Research Archives reading room. The details for the workshops can be found on the event homepage: https://oi.uchicago.edu/historical-book-structure-workshop.

Posted on February 3, 2020

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