In summer 2015 the archival collections of the Oriental Institute went online through the Search Our Collections page. Over 7,000 records are currently available and more are being added daily.
Posted on August 14, 2015
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Managing Director for the Afghan Heritage Mapping Project. This is a three-year position with the possibility of extension.
Posted on August 6, 2015
A new mini-exhibit "Doing Business in the Ancient World" is currenlty on display at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Objects from the Oriental Institute Museum collections were chosen by exhibit co-curators Jack Green and Brittany Hayden to highlight monetary transactions in the ancient world.
Posted on August 4, 2015
As part of a grant from the Antiquities Endowment Fund of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), a project to conserve an Egyptian coffin in the Oriental Institute Museum collection (OIM E12072) has continued to make important progress. This unusual coffin contains a selection of spells from the Pyramid Texts and the OI conservation team is treating the coffin so that it can be exhibited in the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery later this summer.
Posted on August 4, 2015
Posted on July 21, 2015
Bob Andresen will give a lecture on "Old Kingdom Tomb Chambers at Chicago's Field Museum" on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 5:00pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.
Posted on July 5, 2015
Join us for the inaugural workshop of an interdisciplinary three-year project sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago. Specialists in ancient texts and archaeology from the Oriental Institute and the Department of Classics will work with economists from the Department of Economics and the Booth School of Business, and with several external collaborators, to investigate the applicability to ancient trade of the mathematical and computational methods employed by economists to study modern trade. This project will build on the strengths of the University of Chicago in both economics and ancient studies. We will have biannual workshops and an international conference in the final year of the project to foster interdisciplinary methodological and theoretical discussions about the relationship between social institutions and economic behavior, past and present.
Posted on June 9, 2015
Lectury by Kathryn Bandy on "Town and District: Local Administration during the Second Intermediate Period"
Kathryn Bandy, Ph.D. candidate in Egyptology at the University of Chicago, will give a lecture on "Town and District: Local Administration during the Second Intermediate Period" on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 5:00pm in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.
Posted on June 2, 2015
Donald Whitcomb will give a lecture on "From Fustat to Cairo: The Many Meanings of 'Old Cairo'" on Wednesday, May 27, at 5:00pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.
Posted on May 21, 2015
A conference on "Ancient DNA Research" will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 the the Oriental Institute from 1:00-5:00 pm.
Posted on May 18, 2015