Explore the world of the Middle East and North Africa with our adult education programs! Take an online class or teacher workshop. Or bring the OI to your institution with our Community Scholars program. 

Courses and Workshops

Explore our online courses and workshops! Take a class on Egyptian hieroglyphs, Nubian Queens, Central Asian archaeolog, and more! Classes are usually 4-8 weeks in length.
Illinois teachers can also earn PD hours for classes and workshops.

Current Offerings

Featured Class

Cracking Codes: Champollion’s Decipherment of Hieroglyphs in its Historical Context
Mondays, 6-8 pm, July 11-August 29, on Zoom and Recorded

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What to expect from your online class

The Oriental Institute is only offering online classes at this time over Zoom. Classes are recorded and made accessible to students who cannot attend the live classes. Class participants will receive an invitation to join CANVAS, the University of Chicago's online learning platform approximately a week before the class.

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Our Instructors

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