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 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
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
On April 21–22 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
The OI announces the online publication of News & Notes 248 for Winter 2021.
Posted on February 28, 2021
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
Please join us today for our OI podcast Demons in Ancient Egypt, premiering at 2 p.m. (CST) on the OI YouTube channel.
Posted on January 13, 2021
The OI is saddened by the recent loss of Jill Carlotta Maher. Carlotta was the very heart and soul of the OI. Beloved by all of us, Carlotta served as a dedicated volunteer leader and an ardent supporter of the OI for more than 50 years.
Posted on December 20, 2020
Michele Massa, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mansueto Institute for Urban innovation and the OI, will give a virtual lecture to the OI community about "Fortified Places, Fortified Spaces: Territoriality and State Formation in Bronze Age Anatolia."
Posted on December 9, 2020
The discovery of the Hartapu inscription last year by James Osborne (Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology) and Michele Massa (Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mansueto Institute and OI) was chosen by Archaeology Magazine to be one of the top 10 discoveries of 2020!
Posted on December 9, 2020