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

Lecture by Brian Muhs and Tasha Vorderstrasse on "The State's Role in Monetary Circulation in Achaemenid and Hellenistic Egypt and Bactria"

Brian Muhs and Tasha Vorderstrasse will give a lecture about "The State's Role in Monetary Circulation in Achaemenid and Hellenistic Egypt and Bactria" on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 3:30 PM in Classics 21.

Posted on February 7, 2017

Conference on "Seen Not Heard: Composition, Iconicity, and the Classifier Systems of Logosyllabic Scripts"

The annual Oriental Institute Seminar organized this year by Ilona Zsolnay on "Seen Not Heard: Composition, Iconicity, and the Classifier Systems of Logosyllabic Scripts" will take place on Thursday-Friday, March 2-3, 2017, in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute. Please refer to the conference webpage for full details.

Posted on February 7, 2017

Lectures by Eugene Cruz-Uribe and Ella Karev for the Ancient Inscriptions Workshop

The Ancient Inscriptions Workshop of the University of Chicago will host sessions 3-4 of "Talking to Others: Ancient Inscriptions in Multicultural or Multilingual Contexts" on Monday, February 6,  2017, at 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, in Classics 21. Talks will be given by Eugene Cruz-Uribe and Ella Karev.

Posted on February 1, 2017

Lecture by Stephanie Rost on "The Organization of Irrigated Agriculture in Southern Mesopotamia"

Stephanie Rost, Postdoctoral Scholar of the Oriental Institute, will give a gallery talk about "The Organization of Irrigated Agriculture in Southern Mesopotamia" on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 12:15-1:00 PM in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on January 31, 2017

Lecture by Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer on "The Exploitation of 'Sacred Birds'"

Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer will give a lecture about "The Exploitation of 'Sacred Birds' - The Raptor Mummies of the Musée des Confluences, Lyon" on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 5:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on January 31, 2017

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" on February 8, 2017, at 7:30 PM in Room 60 of Evans Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, and on February 10, 2017, at 7:00 PM at the Assyrian American Association of San Jose.

Posted on January 31, 2017

Lecture by Michael Jursa on "The Babylonian Economy in the Sixth Century BCE"

Michael Jursa, University of Vienna, will give a lecture about "Economic Growth and Growing Inequality in Times of Empire: The Babylonian Economy in the Sixth Century BCE" on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 7:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on January 24, 2017

Lecture by Robert Ritner on "The Scorpion Wives of Horus" from October 9, 1996

A lecture by Robert Ritner on "Seven Brides with Seven Stingers: The Scorpion Wives of Horus" from October 16, 1975, has recently been digitized and posted online as part of an ongoing archival digitization project by Anne Flannery and Foy Scalf to make available audio cassette recordings of past Oriental Institute lectures.

Posted on January 19, 2017

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