Neubauer Collegium Panel Discussion on Antiquities

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society will host a penal discussion with Fiona Greenland and Morag Kersel, co-curators of the current exhibit The Past Sold (running April 3 - May 13, 2017), on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. The speakers will "present the contrasting episodes of artifact movement featured in the exhibition: the legal, state-sponsored sale of artifacts from the Early Bronze Age site of Bab adh Dhra’ (Jordan) during the late 1970s, and the illegal looting of archaeological sites in Syria and Iraq during the current and ongoing armed conflict in the region. Please see the panel discussion website for more information.

Posted on April 26, 2017

Dimitri Laboury will give a lecture on "Painters and Painting in the Theban Necropolis during the 18th Dynasty"

Dimitri Laboury will give a lecture about "Painters and Painting in the Theban Necropolis during the 18th Dynasty" on April 25, 2017, from 5-7 PM in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 17, 2017

Eastern Mediterranean Seminar on "Papyri and History"

The Eastern Mediterranean Seminar will host the "Papyri and History" Seminar 3 on Friday and Saturday, Apirl 14--15, 2017, in Classics 21.

Posted on April 11, 2017

Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre will give a lecture on "The End of Empire in Anatolia"

Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, University of Colorado, will give a lecture about "The End of Empire in Anatolia: Sardis and Gordion in the Late Achaemenid and Early Hellenistic Periods" on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 12:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 9, 2017

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

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