News & Announcements

2018 Samuel Iwry Lecture to Feature Susan Ackerman

The Department of Near Eastern Studies presents the 2018 Samuel Iwry Lecture, featuring Susan Ackerman, Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion at Dartmouth College. Prof. Ackerman will present, “Drumming Away Demons,” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 in Gilman Hall 50, the Marjorie Fisher Auditorium.

Dr. Geoffrey Killen Presents Lecture on Egyptian Coffins

At 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, join us in Gilman Hall 130G as Dr. Geoffrey Killen presents, “Egyptian Coffins: Exploring the Carpenter’s Craft for the Afterlife.” Dr. Killen is an independent scholar of ancient Egyptian wood technology and furniture.

Prof. Schwartz Wins ASOR G. Ernest Wright Award

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Congratulations to Professor Glenn Schwartz, winner of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) G. Ernest Wright Award for his book Rural Archaeology in Early Urban Northern Mesopotamia: Excavations at Tell al-Raqa’i. This award is given to the editor or author of the most substantial volume concerning archaeological material, excavation reports, and material culture from the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. This work must be the result of original research published within the past two years.