Oriental Institute Job Posting: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2017—2019 academic years. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment.

Posted on October 21, 2016

Chicago House Bulletins 26 and 27 (2015-2016) Now Available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the online publication of Chicago House Bulletins 26 and 27 (2015-2016). They are both available for complimentary download.

Posted on October 19, 2016

Oriental Institute Receives $150,000 from IMLS to Support Integrated Database Project

The Oriental Institute's Integrated Database project (IDB) has been awarded a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for $150,000 to fund the fourth consecutive phase of the IDB project.

Posted on October 14, 2016

UChicago Assyriologists Featured by the International Association for Assyriology

Assistant Professor of Assyriology Dr. Susanne Paulus and Ph.D. Student in Assyriology Andy Wilent were featured in Mār Šiprim by the International Association for Assyriology.

Posted on October 13, 2016

Symposium on the "The Limits of Empire in Afghanistan"

The Oriental Institute and the Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, announce a conference to be held October 5-7, 2016, on thet toptic of "The Limits of Empire in Afghanistan: Rule and Resistance in the Hindu Kush, circa 600 BCE-650 CE." The conference was organized by Gil J. Stein and Richard Payne.

Posted on October 1, 2016

Lecture by Lisa Cooper on "Gertrude Bell's Archaeological Research and Discoveries"

Dr. Lisa Cooper, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Art & Archaeology and Director of Graduate Studies at Univeristy of British Columbia, will give a lecture about "Encounters with Ancient Splendors: Gertrude Bell's Archaeological Discoveries and Research in Mesopotamia, 1909-1914" on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on September 28, 2016

Oriental Institute News & Notes 231 (Fall 2016) Released

The Oriental Institute Publications Department announces the in-print and online publication of Oriental Institute News & Notes 231 (Fall 2016) featuring articles on Babylonian Kudurrus, Late Neolithic houses in the Black Desert of eastern Jordan, and new results at Kom-ed Dahab in the eastern delta of Egypt. Download Oriental Institute News & Notes 231

Posted on September 21, 2016

New Book Co-Edited by Richard Payne Examines Cosmopolitanism and Empire

Richard Payne, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, has co-edted a new book on Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites, and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Posted on September 17, 2016

Dr. Kiersten Neumann to Give Assyrian Heritage Lectures

Dr. Kiersten Neumann will give two Assyrian Heritage lectures about "Feeding the Gods in the Neo-Assyrian Temple." These lectures have been postponed to next semester. We will update this news article when dates are announced.

Posted on September 6, 2016

New Book by Brian Muhs Examines the Ancient Egyptian Economy

Brian Muhs, Associate Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, has published a new book on The Ancient Egyptian Economy 3000-30 BC  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Posted on August 21, 2016