1997-98 ANNUAL REPORTThomas A. Holland
The staff of the Publications Office remained unchanged: Thomas Holland and Thomas Urban in the Editorial Office and Christopher Kahrl in the Sales Office. Two Education Office Volunteers, Irv Diamond and Roy Miller, helped out in various capacities on several projects during the year.
In addition to publishing four new volumes, one of which was a joint publication with Ghent and Harvard University (Dating the Fall of Babylon), Ritner's Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice (SAOC 54) and three volumes of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary were reprinted. With assistance from the Membership Office, we printed and distributed over 1,500 copies of a new publications catalog that quickly paid for itself by increasing interest in our titles and sales. Chris Kahrl notes that sales approached $110,000 for the year. Tom Urban continues to work with Lloyd Anderson of Ecological Linguistics on new fonts, this year with an eye to cross-platform compatibility; Tom's computer has a PC-card with Windows 95 that allows him to test fonts instantaneously.
- The Presentation of Maat: Ritual and Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt. E. Teeter. SAOC 57 (1997)
- The Hittite Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Volume P, fascicle 3 (pattar to putkiya-). H. G. Güterbock and H. A. Hoffner, Jr., eds. (fascicle P/3 in soft cover and fascicles P/1-3 in hard cover; 1997)
- Dating the Fall of Babylon: A Reappraisal of Second-Millennium Chronology. H. Gasche, J. A. Armstrong, S. W. Cole, and V. G. Gurzadyan. (A Joint Ghent-Chicago-Harvard Project; 1998)
- Cuneiform Texts from the Ur III Period in the Oriental Institute, Volume 1: Drehem Administrative Documents from the Reign of Shulgi. M. Hilgert. OIP 115 (1998)
- The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice. R. K. Ritner. SAOC 54 (third printing, 1997)
- The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume A, Part 1 (fourth printing, 1998)
- The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume B (fourth printing, 1998)
- The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume Z (fourth printing, 1998)
Volumes in Preparation
- Reliefs and Inscriptions at Luxor Temple, Volume 2: The Facade, Portals, Upper Register Scenes, Columns, Marginalia, and Statuary in the Colonnade Hall. The Epigraphic Survey. OIP 116
- Seal Impressions on the Persepolis Fortification Tablets, Part 1: Images of Heroic Encounter. M. B. Garrison and M. C. Root. OIP 117
- Gold of Praise: Studies in Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente. E. Teeter and J. Larson, eds. SAOC 58
Manuscripts Accepted for Publication
- Bir Umm Fawakhir: A Byzantine Gold-Mining Town, Survey Project 1993. C. Meyer, L. Heidorn, W. Kaegi, and T. Wilfong.
- Theban Desert Road Survey, Volume 1: Rock Inscriptions of Gebel Tjauti, Part 1. J. C. Darnell and D. Darnell.
- Scarabs, Scaraboids, Seals, and Seal Impressions from Medinet Habu. E. Teeter.
- Demotic Egyptian Texts in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Joint Publication of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. G. R. Hughes.
- Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands in Memory of Douglas L. Esse. S. Wolff, ed.
- Excavations at the Prehistoric Mound of Chogha Bonut, Khuzestan, Iran: Seasons of 1976-1978 and 1996. A. Alizadeh.
- Cuneiform Texts from the Ur III Period in the Oriental Institute, Volume 2: Drehem Administrative Documents from the Reign of Amar-Suena. M. Hilgert.
Revised: July 30, 2007