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What's New Archive - 2001

December 5, 2001

As part of its ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS ON-LINE, the Oriental Institute Publications Office announces three additional letters for the Chicago Demotic Dictionary, edited by Janet H. Johnson: H underline, K, and T underline. Each of these documents are available as Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

November 27, 2001

The Oriental Institute announces a new research and publications project, The XSTAR Project: XML System for Textual and Archaeological Research, under the direction of David Schloen and Gene Gragg. XSTAR includes a database model, a corresponding XML markup language, and software. The XSTAR project is building a research environment for specialists in textual and archaeological studies.

November 26, 2001

The Oriental Institute Publications Office announces: SAOC 59. Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands in Memory of Douglas L. Esse. Samuel R. Wolff, ed.

September 21, 2001

The Oriental Institute Publications Office now has several Topical Indexes for its current publications: Archaeology, Egyptian Civilization, Epigraphic Survey, Hittite Civilization, Linguistics, Mesopotamian Civilization, Nubian Civilization, Persian Civilization, Prehistoric Near East, and Syro / Palestine.

September 7, 2001

The Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the second title for its ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS ON-LINE, the Chicago Demotic Dictionary, edited by Janet H. Johnson. At the present time 5 letters, Y, F, R, L, and H are available as Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Additional letters will be added shortly.

August 3, 2001

Announcing the on-line publication of: THE 1905-1907 BREASTED EXPEDITIONS TO EGYPT AND THE SUDAN: A PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY

Published originally in a text/fiche publication in 1975 by the University of Chicago Press (A University of Chicago Press Text/Fiche - T/F: 69471-2).

These 1055 photographs were taken by Professor James Henry Breasted and his colleagues on two reconnaissance trips to Nubia during the years 1905-1907. It was Professor Breasted's wish to record the historical monuments and inscriptions of ancient Nubia, for, as Charles Breasted wrote in the biography of his father, Pioneer to the Past, "the meticulous recording of long-known, steadily perishing, and largely unpublished historical monuments above ground had about it almost none of the excitement and fascination popularly associated with digging for buried treasure. But he was more than ever convinced that however much the excavations of men like Petrie, Davis, Quibell and others might contribute to Egyptology, he himself could render it no greater service than to copy while they were still legible the historical records in the ancient monuments of Egypt."

The on-line version includes all the text and photographs of the University of Chicago Press edition and adds a hyperlinked geographical index to the photographs and their captions.

Many of these photographs have never before been published.

This publication is the second major installment of the Oriental Institute's on-line Photographic Archives. It joins PERSEPOLIS AND ANCIENT IRAN: CATALOG OF EXPEDITION PHOTOGRAPHS (967 Photographs from the Oriental Institute's expedition to Iran in the 1930s) which was completed on-line in Spring 1999.

August 3, 2001

An article by Norman Golb, in Adobe PDF format, EXPOSITION PERMANENTE SUR L'HISTOIRE ET LA CULTURE DES JUIFS DE NORMANDIE AU MOYEN AGE, is now available on-line.

July 25, 2001

The March-April 2001 Oriental Institute Research Archives Acquisitions List is now available on-line.

Instructions on how to receive it by e-mail are also available, also well as links to the webbed versions all available issues.

June 13, 2001

The Oriental Institute Publications Office's PRINT PUBLICATIONS CATALOG has been redesigned and updated, including former University of Chicago Press publications of the Oriental Institute that are now being sold by the Oriental Institute Publications Office.

April 23, 2001

The Suq, the Oriental Institute Museum's store, has added several gift ideas just in time for their annual Spring 2001 sale.

April 17, 2001

The January-February 2001 Acquisitions List of the Research Archives is now available on-line.

April 16, 2001

An update on the Bir Umm Fawakhir Project, survey and excavation of an ancient gold-mining town in Egypt, and the only one of its period in the Byzantine empire, is now available.

March 29, 2001

During the next few weeks the background color on practically all of the Oriental Institute's web pages will be changed to white. During this transistion period we apologize for the inconsistent color scheme, but we have thousands of pages to change during the transistion.

February 26, 2001

The Oriental Institute Publications Office's PRINT PUBLICATIONS CATALOG has been revised and updated.


February 5, 2001

The November-December 2000 Acquisitions List of the Research Archives is now available on-line.

January 15, 2001

The 1999-2000 Oriental Institute Annual Report is now available. Links to its respective entires have been added to homepages of numerous Institute archaeological and philogical projects and departments.

January 9, 2001

The Oriental Institute announces CAMEL (Center for the Archaeology of Middle East Landscapes), an umbrella organization for several of the Institute's archaeological landscape projects. CAMEL's first research concentration is in Yemen.

Revised: April 23, 2010

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