The Oriental Institute seeks a dynamic archivist with training, expertise, and experience in the acquisition, accession, and long-term stewardship of archival materials, with a particular emphasis on the growing needs of the Oriental Institute’s digital asset repository. The Head of Museum Archives and Digital Content Specialist works closely with museum and institutional staff to determine standards, policies, procedures and tools for processing, discovery, and access to the Oriental Institute archives and the content held in the digital repository.
Posted on July 20, 2016
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Egyptian Archaeology, with a special focus on settlement and harbor archaeology.
Posted on July 15, 2016
The Oriental Institute has been awarded a $25,000 Healthy Kids Innovation grant from Whole Kids Foundation, the chartiable giving entity of the Whole Foods Market, for a summer K-12 teacher professional development program - Leadership Legacy Institute 2017.
Posted on June 24, 2016
Dr. Kiersten Neumann, Curator for the Oriental Institute Museum, has won the biannual Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize for her 2014 University of California, Berkeley, dissertation Resurrected and Reevaluated: The Neo-Assyrian Temple as a Ritualized and Ritualizing Built Environment. The prize is awared by the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq.
Posted on June 16, 2016
Dr. Foy Scalf, head of the Research Archives and Integrated Database Project Team at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, is the 2016 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA).
Posted on June 1, 2016
Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper of the Mesopotamian Collection of the British Museum, will give a talk about "The Ark before Noah: A Great Adventure" on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 7:00 pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.
Posted on May 31, 2016
Nadine Moeller, Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, and Director of the Tell Edfu Project, has published a new book on The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: From the Predynastic Period to the End of the Middle Kingdom (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Posted on May 24, 2016
Lecture by the MANTIS Project, An Interdisciplinary Project for Monitoring the Antiquities Trade in Iraq and Syria
Fiona Rose-Greenland, Oya Topcuoglu, and James Marrone will give a lecture about MANTIS: An Interdisciplinary Project for Monitoring the Antiquities Trade in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 12:00pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Orientl Institute.
Posted on May 19, 2016
The Neubauer Collegium will host a conference about "Dealing with Heritage: New Policy Approaches" on Thursday-Friday, May 19-20, 2016, at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. Dealing with Heritage is a conference of The Past for Sale: New Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Looting, an interdisciplinary project sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Art History.
Posted on May 19, 2016
A recently posted UChicago News feature on "Preserving Persia’s Glorious Past" by William Harms highlights the many ways in which scholars at the Oriental Institute have contributed to the understanding of the material culture and languages of the Persian Empire.
Posted on May 17, 2016