News & Announcements Archive


Three New Faculty Books Published

Congratulations to three Near Eastern Studies faculty members who have recently released books. Paul Delnero’s How to Do Things With Tears: Ritual Lamenting in Ancient Mesopotamia will be released this […]


Sanchita Balachandran Wins Iris Award

Congratulations to Sanchita Balachandran, who has been awarded the annual Iris Award for Outstanding Mid-Career Scholar by the Bard Graduate Center. The Iris Awards honor outstanding individuals who have contributed to the study and […]


Our Commitment to Diversity

Dear Members and Friends of the JHU Department of Near East Studies, Recent tragic events have shaken students, staff, and faculty of the Department of Near Eastern Studies. They forcefully […]


Lecture with Regine Pruzsinszky

Regine Pruzsinszky from University of Freiburg will lecture on “More than Just Music: Thoughts on Musicians in Ancient Near Eastern Society” on Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Gilman 130G (Near Eastern […]


Lecture with Dr. Virginia Herrmann

Attend a lecture with Dr. Virginia Herrmann of Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen on February 27, 5:30 pm, in Gilman 130G. She will present the lecture In the Midst of Mighty […]


Lecture with Victoria Jensen

Victoria Jensen from University of California – Berkeley will be giving a lecture “The Cemeteries of Deir el-Ballas: Non-elite burials of the 17th-19th Dynasties and their relationship to the royal […]


Esther J. Hamori Presents the 2019 Samuel Iwry Lecture

Join us on Monday, Nov. 4 for the 2019 Samuel Iwry Lecture. Esther J. Hamori, associate professor of Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary, presents, "The Biblical God and His Entourage of Monsters," at 5:30 p.m. in Mudd Hall 26. Professor Hamori will be available at 5 p.m. for coffee before the lecture.


Near Eastern Studies Public Lecture: Anne Porter

Anne Porter, from the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto, will present, "A Tale of Two Tells: Monuments of the Dead as Political History" on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Gilman 130G (Near Eastern Studies Seminar Room).