Lecture by Wayne Horowitz on "Tales of an Assyriologist in the Canadian Arctic"

Wayne Horowitz (Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) will give a lecture about "Tales of an Assyriologist in the Canadian Arctic" on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 4:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 21, 2018

Book of the Dead Exhibit Featured in UChicago Magazine

The Oriental Institute's Special Exhibit "Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt," which closes on March 31, 2018, was featured by UChicago Magazine in an article written by Lucas McGranahan called "A Matter of Life and Death: Egyptian Book of the Dead Comes Alive at the Oriental Institute." The full story can be read on the UChicago Magazine website.

Posted on March 21, 2018

Oriental Institute Collections Research Grant 2018–2019

Museum Collections Research Grants will be available to researchers for the 2018–2019 academic year through the generosity of Jim Sopranos. The Oriental Institute welcomes applications from researchers at all levels (i.e. Masters Degree or PhD candidates to well-established professionals) and all nationalities. Funding is primarily aimed to help support the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence, and to cover relevant research costs for the researcher during the appointed period.

Posted on March 14, 2018

New Publication on Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Afghanistan

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces a new title available only via complimentary download. Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Afghanistan. Proceedings of the International Conference Held at Kabul University, November 2014

Posted on March 5, 2018

Lecture by Susanne Paulus on "Debts, Crime, and Prison: Daily Life in Babylonia ca. 1200 BCE"

Susanne Paulus will give a lecture about "Debts, Crime, and Prison: Daily Life in Babylonia ca. 1200 BC" on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 7:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 5, 2018

Lecture by Ufuk Kocabaş on "Yenikapi Byzantine Shipwrecks"

Dr. Ufuk Kocabaş will give a lecture about "Yenikapi Byzantine Shipwrecks, Istanbul, Turkey: Excavation, Documentation, Conservation, and Reconstruction" on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 4:00–6:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute. The lecture is hosted by the Consulate General of Turkey.

Posted on February 12, 2018

Ray Johnson on the Forensic Reconstruciton of the "Younger Lady"

Ray Johnson, Director of the Epigraphic Survey, was quoted at length in an online news article discussing the recent forensic facial reconstruction of the remains of woman whose mummy has been known as "Younger Lady." While the online news media have commonly referred to this woman as Nefertiti, Johnson notes the many issues with such an identification.

Posted on February 12, 2018

Hervé Reculeau Interviewed about Climate Change in Antiquity

An interview with Dr. Hervé Reculeau was posted to the website of the Division of the Humanities, University of Chicago. In the interview, Dr. Reculeau discusses climate change in antiquity and the interdisciplinary research project "Coping with Changing Climates," which was the subject of a previous OI news posting. The full interview can be found on the Humanities Division webpage (humanities.uchicago.edu).

Posted on February 12, 2018

Lecture by Ambjörn Sjörs on "Aspects of the Ventive in Amarna Canaanite"

Ambjörn Sjörs, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Uppsala, will give a lecture about "Aspects of the Ventivie in Amarna Canaanite" on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 5:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on February 7, 2018

Ray Johnson on Climate Change and Egypt's Cultural Heritage

Direct of the Epigraphic Survey, W. Raymond Johnson, was featured in an article on "How Climate Change and Population Growth Threaten Egypt's Ancient Treasures" by the United Nations Environment Programme.

Posted on February 6, 2018

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