Lecture by John Marston on "Agricultural Strategies and Environmental Change in Ancient Anatolia"

John Marson will give a lecture about "Agricultural Strategies and Environmental Change in Ancient Anatolia" on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 3:30 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 17, 2017

Lecture by Matthew J. Adams on "Megiddo and Egypt in the Intermediate and Middle Bronze Ages"

Matthew J. Adams will give a lecture about "Megiddo and Egypt in the Intermediate and Middle Bronze Ages" on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 12:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 17, 2017

Lecture by Andrew R. George on "A New Fragment of Old Babylonian Gilgamesh"

Dr. Andrew R. George, Professor of Babylonian at the University of London, will give a lecture about "Enkidu between Wild and Town: A New Fragment of Old Babylonian Gilgamesh" at 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 6th, 2017, in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 10, 2017

Oriental Institute Collections Research Grant 2017-2018

We are pleased to announce that the Oriental Institute will once again be awarding grants to work with the museum collections as part of the Oriental Institute Collections Research Grant in 2017–2018, thanks to the generous support of Jim Sopranos. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 14th, 2017. Notifications will be sent to applicants in early June, with research visits taking place between July 2017 and June 2018. Please visit the webpage for additional information and share this update with friends and colleagues who might be interested: 

https://oi.uchicago.edu/collections-research-grant 

Posted on March 9, 2017

Eastern Mediterranean Seminar on "Papyri and History"

The Eastern Mediterranean Seminar will host a conference about "Papyri and History" on Friday, March 3, 2017, in Classics 21. Lecturers include Anne Boud'hors and Fred Donner with a welcome by Sofia Torallas Tovar and a response by Ahme el-Shamsy.

Posted on February 16, 2017

Lecture by Wouter Henkelman on "The Empire at Persepolis"

Dr. Wouter Henkelman will give a lecture about "The Empire at Persepolis: Economy, Sociey, Religion" on Tuesday, February 14, at 3:30 PM in Classics 21 as part of the Ancient Societies Workshop.

Posted on February 10, 2017

Lecture by Brian Muhs and Tasha Vorderstrasse on "The State's Role in Monetary Circulation in Achaemenid and Hellenistic Egypt and Bactria"

Brian Muhs and Tasha Vorderstrasse will give a lecture about "The State's Role in Monetary Circulation in Achaemenid and Hellenistic Egypt and Bactria" on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 3:30 PM in Classics 21.

Posted on February 7, 2017

Conference on "Seen Not Heard: Composition, Iconicity, and the Classifier Systems of Logosyllabic Scripts"

The annual Oriental Institute Seminar organized this year by Ilona Zsolnay on "Seen Not Heard: Composition, Iconicity, and the Classifier Systems of Logosyllabic Scripts" will take place on Thursday-Friday, March 2-3, 2017, in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute. Please refer to the conference webpage for full details.

Posted on February 7, 2017

Lectures by Eugene Cruz-Uribe and Ella Karev for the Ancient Inscriptions Workshop

The Ancient Inscriptions Workshop of the University of Chicago will host sessions 3-4 of "Talking to Others: Ancient Inscriptions in Multicultural or Multilingual Contexts" on Monday, February 6,  2017, at 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, in Classics 21. Talks will be given by Eugene Cruz-Uribe and Ella Karev.

Posted on February 1, 2017

Lecture by Stephanie Rost on "The Organization of Irrigated Agriculture in Southern Mesopotamia"

Stephanie Rost, Postdoctoral Scholar of the Oriental Institute, will give a gallery talk about "The Organization of Irrigated Agriculture in Southern Mesopotamia" on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 12:15-1:00 PM in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on January 31, 2017

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