The Department of Near Eastern Studies is proud to announce that Rural Archaeology in Early Urban Northern Mesopotamia: Excavations at Tell al-Raqa’i, edited by Glenn Schwartz (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, 2015) has been named the recipient of the 2017 ASOR G. Ernest Wright Award for the most substantial volume dealing with archaeological material, excavation reports, and material culture from the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean.
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Date: November 28, 2017
Date: November 2, 2017
On Tuesday, Nov. 28, Dr. Martin Worthington, University of Cambridge, will present the lecture, “Ancient Mesopotamia Was All About Writing. Or Was It?” at 5:30 p.m. in Gilman Hall 130G, the Near Eastern Studies seminar room.
Date: October 20, 2017
Join us at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 for “How Did the Egyptians Learn Cuneiform? The Amarna Archive Reconsidered,” a lecture by Dr. Jana Mynářová of Charles University in Prague. The event will be held in Gilman Hall 130G.
Date: September 29, 2017
The 2017 Samuel Iwry Lecture presents Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather professor of classics and religious studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on Monday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Mudd Hall 26. Professor Crawford will deliver the lecture, “What the Dead Sea Scrolls Teach Us About the Bible.” Please join Professor Crawford for coffee before the lecture at 5 p.m.
Date: September 29, 2017
Join us in Mudd Hall 26 on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. to hear Salima Ikram give the lecture, “Food and Feasting in Pharaonic Egypt.” Dr. Ikram is a visiting professor in Near Eastern languages and civilization at Yale University and a distinguished professor at American University in Cairo.
Date: May 26, 2017
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).
Date: April 5, 2017
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.
Date: February 7, 2017
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.
Date: December 6, 2016
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 […]
Date: October 11, 2016
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.