Call for Applications for the OI Collections Research Grant 2019–2020
The OI Collections Research Grant provides researchers with financial support to carry out discrete research projects that incorporate the study of artifacts & archival documents in the OI collection. We allow for the broadest possible selection of potential projects that will heighten the level of intellectual discourse and collaboration within the OI.
New OI Publication The Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces a new publication in print and online—complimentary download: The Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak (OIP 142), by Peter J. Brand, Rosa Erika Feleg, and William J. Murnane.
Afghan Heritage Mapping Partnership Capstone Course
As part of the Oriental Institute’s Afghan Heritage Mapping Partnership, from February 4–15, 2019, five members of the Afghanistan Institute of Archaeology (AIA), including its director, participated in a two-week intensive training course at the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL) Laboratory at the OI in Chicago.
Interview with Hervé Reculeau for the Oriental Institute Oral History Project
The OI Oral History Project recently interviewed Hervé Reculeau, Associate Professor of Assyriology, about his collaboration in the international project Coping with Changing Climates in Early Antiquity: Comparative Approaches between Empiricism and Theory.
Lecture by Morag Kersel on "The Consequences of Buying Holy Land Antiquities"
Morag Kersel will give a lecture about "Pots from the City of Sin — The Consequences of Buying Holy Land Antiquities" on Wednesdsay, March 6, 2019, at 7:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.
OI to Host the 15th Annual Postdoctoral Symposium on "Pomp, Circumstance, and the Performance of Politics"
On Thursday–Friday, March 7–8, 2019, the OI will host the 15th annual OI Postdoctural Sypmosium about "Pomp, Circumstance, and the Performance of Politics: Acting Politically Correct in the Ancient World" organized by Kathryn R. Morgan.
ARCE Lecture by Joseph Barabe on "New Tools for Artifact Analysis"
ARCE's Illinois Chapter will host Joseph G. Barabe who will give a lecture about "Assessing the Gospel Truth: New Tools for Ancient Artifact Analysis" on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 5:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.
Lecture by Serenella Mancini on "Islamic Pottery Production"
Serenella Mancini will give a lecture about "Islamic Pottery Production in Istakhr and Irbil: Comparing Southwest Iran with Northern Iraq" on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 3:30 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.
Lecture by Mario Martin on Megiddo in the Late Bronze Age
Mario Martin will give a lecture about "Megiddo in the Late Bronze Age: Radiocarbon Chronology and Historical Considerations" on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 12:00 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.
Lecture by Marie-Laure Chambrade on "Waterscapes of Ancient Persia"
Marie-Laure Chambrade will give a lecture about "Investigating Waterscapes of Ancient Persia: The Contribution of the Persepolis Expedition Archives" on Monday, February 18, 2019, at 3:30 PM in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.