News & Announcements Archive

Congratulations Near Eastern Studies Graduates

Congratulations to our Near Eastern Studies graduates: Ashley Arico (Egyptology), Joshua Bowen (Assyriology), Katherine Davis (Egyptology), Meredith Fraser (Egyptology), John (TJ) Thames (Hebrew Bible/NW Semitics), and Laura Wright (Hebrew Bible/NW Semitics).


2017 ANSHE Lecture on April 6

The 2017 ANSHE Lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in Gilman Hall 50. Dr. Ellen F. Morris, Department of Classics and Ancient Studies, Barnard College, Columbia University, will present, “Prevention Through Deterrence BCE: Pharaonic Border Control and the Structural Violence of a Weaponized Desert.” A pre-lecture reception will be held at 5 p.m., and a reception will follow the lecture in the Gilman Atrium.


39th annual William Foxwell Albright Lecture

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Join us at 5:30 p.m. March 31 for the 39th annual William Foxwell Albright Lecture. This event is sponsored by The Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Foundation. This year’s Albright Lecture will celebrate the career of P. Kyle McCarter upon his retirement.


JHU/AIAR Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University Albright Institute Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship provides funding for a Johns Hopkins University undergraduate student to participate in an Albright Institute archaeological field school in Israel as well as a one month internship at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Applicants must be enrolled at Johns Hopkins University and participate […]


The 2016 Samuel Iwry Lecture

Join us at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31 in Gilman Hall 50 (Marjorie Fisher Auditorium) for the 2016 Samuel Iwry Lecture. The lecture, titled, “Ancient Israelite Scribal Education: New Insights from Kuntillet Ajrud,” will be given by William M. Schniedewind, Kershaw Professor of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Please join Professor Schniedewind for coffee before the lecture at 5 p.m.


Faculty, Student, and Alumni Awards – Congratulations to All!

– Professor Ted Lewis has been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award sponsored by the Dean’s office of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. – Katherine Davis, PhD candidate in Egyptology, has received a two-year lecturer position in Egyptology in the Near Eastern Studies Department at the University of […]


Water Histories and Spatial Archaeology

Water Histories and Spatial Archaeology

This book offers a new interpretation of the spatial-political-environmental dynamics of water and irrigation in long-term histories of arid regions. It compares ancient Southwest Arabia (3500 BC-AD 600) with the American West (2000 BC-AD 1950) in global context to illustrate similarities and differences among environmental, cultural, political, and religious dynamics of water. It combines archaeological […]


Faculty and Student Awards

We are delighted to report two pieces of good news from the 2015 annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Atlanta (November 2015): Professor Marian Feldman has received the W.F. Albright Award for her service on the Baghdad Committee. This award honors an individual who has shown special support or made outstanding service […]


Rural Archaeology in Early Urban Northern Mesopotamia

Rural Archaeology in Early Urban Northern Mesopotamia

This book presents the results of the extensive excavation of a small, rural village from the period of emerging cities in upper Mesopotamia (modern northeast Syria) in the early to middle third millennium BC. Prior studies of early Near Eastern urban societies generally focused on the cities and elites, neglecting the rural component of urbanization. […]