OI Postdoctoral Fellow at Rank of Instructor

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 Sheikh’s House at Quseir al-Qadim:by Katherine Strange Burke is now available

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

Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present Opens April 1st

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

Save the Date! Giving Day, April 21–22, 2021

On April 2122 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

OI News & Notes 248 Now Available

The OI announces the online publication of News & Notes 248 for Winter 2021.

Posted on February 28, 2021

Lecture by Michael Harrower on "Discovery and Excavation of Beta Semati, Ethiopia"

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

Join the OI Podcast for a Discussion about Demons in Ancient Egypt

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

OI Mourns the Loss of Jill Carlotta Maher, Queen of the Nile

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

Lecture by Michele Massa on "Fortified Places, Fortified Spaces"

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

Hartapu Top 10 Discovery of 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