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Special Events

September 28, 2018

Oriental Institute Centennial Celebration

Free Public Celebration

Public unveiling of the gallery-wide renovations, and a special Centennial exhibition.

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Oriental Institute

October 18, 2019

Modern Greek Lecture in Classics

Ideal, Nation, Crypto-colony: How Greece Should Celebrate its Bicentenary

by Yannis Hamilakis, Brown University

5:00 PM

Social Science 122

October 19, 2019

Oriental Institute Gallery Talk

The Social Imaginary of an Assyrian Imperial City

Kiersten Neumann, University of Chicago

11:00 AM

Oriental Institute Museum

October 31, 2019

Art Institute Lecture

Aztec Art and the Fragility of Empire

by Claudia Brittenham, University of Chicago

6:00 PM

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Aztec people created art that drew on the Mesoamerican past, citing works from the ancient cities of Teotihuacan and Tula to give authority and legitimacy to the new empire. This provoked reflection on the inevitable end of empire and the cyclical nature of time, themes that are especially relevant this year, which is the five hundredth anniversary of the Spanish invasion of Mexico. In this illustrated lecture, Claudia Brittenham discusses how Aztec art reflects this engagement with the historical past.

November 01, 2019

Classics & Art History Workshop

Workshop on Embodiment: Texts and Objects

hosted by Seth Estrin & Sarah Nooter

CWAC157: 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Classics 21: 1:30 - 5:00 PM

RSVP: sestrin@uchicago or nooter@uchicago.edu

Claudia Brittenham: “Seeing Like Stone: Perspectivism, Embodiment, and
Distributed Personhood Among the Classic Maya”


Angharad Darden:  “Euripides' Ion and the Acropolis”


Karin Krause:  “Incarnation Symbolism: the Mandylion and Its Multiples”


Michèle Lowrie:  “Securitas: Personification and Embodied Concept”


May Peterson:  “Amuletic or Cosmetic? A Late-Antique Alabaster
Mirror-Plaque at the Art Institute of Chicago”


David Williams: “Comic Theory: Thinking as Embodied Activity in
Aristophanes and Plato”
 

With lunch & reception

November 06, 2019

OI Centennial Year Members Lecture

Celebrate the OI's return to Iraq with an evening exploring the history of the OI's archaeological involvement in the area.

by McGuire Gibson, University of Chicago

7:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

November 12, 2019

OI Centennial Year Lecture

A New Iron Age Kingdom in Anatolia: King Hartapu and his Capital City

by James Osborne and Michele Massa, University of Chicago

7:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

November 16, 2019

Oriental Institute Lecture

Frank Lloyd Wright's Vision for Greater Baghdad

by Tasha Vorderstrasse, University of Chicago

2:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

December 04, 2019

The Braidwood Visiting Scholar Lecture

What We Learned from 25 Years of Research at Catalhoyuk

by Ian Hodder, Stanford University

7:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

February 05, 2020

The Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture

Anatolians on the Move: From Kurgans to Kanesh

by Petra Goedegebuure, University of Chicago

7:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

March 04, 2020

OI Centennial Year Members Lecture

Violence in ancient Mesopotamia, how the state controlled its population by punishments and executions.

by Martha Roth, University of Chicago

7:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

April 01, 2020

OI Centennial Year Members Lecture

The world of the Phoenicians and the OI's work at Tel Keisan in Israel.

by David Schloen, University of Chicago

7:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

May 06, 2020

OI Centennial Year Members Lecture

The Tell Edfu Project and a look at current research and recent discoveries in Egypt.

by Gregory Marouard, University of Chicago

7:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

June 03, 2020

OI Centennial Year Members Lecture

The director of Chicago House and the Epigraphic Survey looks into the OI's monumental history and current work in Egypt.

by W. Raymond Johnson

7:00 PM

Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall 

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