New book by Walter Farber on Lamaštu incantations 40 years in the making

A new book has appeared by Walter Farber, Professor of Assyriology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago and Research Associate and Tablet Room Curator for the Oriental Institute.

Posted on June 6, 2014

Recent Research by OI Scholars Seeks to Revise Bronze Age Chronology

A recent article published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies 73:1 (2014) by Oriental Institute scholars Robert Ritner and Nadine Moeller provides a re-assessment of an ancient Egyptian text known as the "Ahmose Tempest Stela."

Posted on June 1, 2014

Oriental Institute on the Cutting Edge of Using Technology

Oriental Institute projects employ cutting edge technology to gather, interpret, and care for cultural heritage information. Tableau, the magazine of the Division of Humanities at the University of Chicago recently profiled several OI projects and interviewed scholars about their use of technology in the article Back and to the Future: Digital Tools Transform the Study of Ancient Civilizations.

Posted on May 15, 2014

Chicago Demotic Dictionary publishes final letter online

The Chicago Demotic Dictionary announced the online publication of the final letter of the Chicago Demotic Dictionary: letter S. Containing 540 pages of lexical entries, letter S is the longest letter file of the dictionary and represents the final stages of completion for the upcoming multi-volume print publication.

Posted on May 15, 2014

Profile of Oriental Institute Archaeologists Working in the Middle East

A recent University of Chicago news article headlined "For archaeologists, Middle East conflicts create ‘perfect sandstorm’ of challenges" profiles Oriental Institute archaeologists and the challenges faced by working in conflict zones

Posted on May 13, 2014

29th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference

The 29th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference is taking place in Stuart Hall at the University of Chicago on Friday, 2 May and Saturday, 3 May 2014.

Posted on May 1, 2014

Public Symposium: In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East

The Oriental Institute invites you to a free half-day symposium to be held in conjunction with the special exhibit, In Remembrance of Me.

Posted on April 30, 2014

New Scholarship Highlights Relationship between Egypt and Nubia

Oriental Institute Research Associate Bruce Williams recently published an important new article on relations between Egypt and Nubia in Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 6 (2014).

Posted on April 29, 2014

New Article Co-Authored by OI Scholar Dennis Pardee Highlights the Scribal Culture of Ugarit

Dennis Pardee, Professor of Northwest Semitic Philology, recently co-authored a new article on alphabetic cuneiform and the scribal culture of the Syrian city of Ugarit.

Posted on April 28, 2014

New Scholarship Provides an Overview of Hittite History

Theo van den Hout, Professor of Hittitology and Editory of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary, has published an overview of the Hittite empire.

Posted on April 28, 2014