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

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

Oriental Institute Job Posting: Head of Museum Archives and Digital Content Specialist

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

Oriental Institute Job Posting: Research Associate in Egyptian Archaeology

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

Oriental Institute Receives $25,000 Healthy Kids Innovation Grant

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 Receives the Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize

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 Receives Archival Innovator Award from Society of American Archivists

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