News & Announcements Archive


2019 Asher Achinstein Lecture to Feature Dr. Matthew Suriano

Dr. Matthew Suriano, associate professor of Near Eastern languages and cultures at the University of Maryland, will present the 2019 Asher Achinstein Lecture on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in Maryland Hall 110. 


Dr. Lisa Cooper Will Present 2019 Albright Lecture

On Tuesday, April 9, join Dr. Lisa Cooper, professor of Near Eastern art and archaeology at the University of British Columbia, for the 2019 Albright Lecture. The title of the talk is, "Gertrude Bell in Focus: Photographing Mesopotamia's Past and Present." The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Gilman Hall 50 (Marjorie Fisher Auditorium) on the Homewood Campus. Please join Dr. Cooper for coffee before the lecture at 5 p.m.


2019 ANSHE Lecture to Feature Dr. Jay Crisostomo

Dr. Jay Crisostomo, assistant professor at the University of Michigan, will present the 2019 ANSHE Lecture, "After Babylon: Translation and Cuneiform Scholarly Practices in the Achaemenid Period," on Monday, Feb. 25. The event will take place in Gilman Hall 50 (Marjorie Fisher Auditorium) at 5:30 p.m. Please join us for coffee and cookies before the lecture at 5 p.m. Reception to follow in Hodson Hall Second Floor Foyer. 


Dr. Regine Schulz to Present Lecture on Ramesses the Great

On Monday, Feb. 18, Dr. Regine Schulz, director general of Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum Hildesheim and professor of Egyptology at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, will present, "Ramesses the Great and his Idealized Battle for Dapur to Overcome the Trauma of Qadesh." The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Gilman Hall 130G (Near Eastern Studies Seminar Room) on the Homewood Campus. 


Dr. Stephen Batiuk Presents Lecture on History of Earliest Wines

At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, join us in Gilman Hall 130G to hear a lecture by Dr. Stephen Batiuk, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civiliations and the Archaeology Center, University of Toronto. Dr. Batiuk will present, “Exploring the Roots of the Vine: The History and Archaeology of the Earliest Wines.”


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.


Dr. Adelheid Otto and Dr. Berthold Einwag to speak at lecture

Please mark your calendar to attend the following Near Eastern Studies public lecture: Dr. Adelheid Otto and Dr. Berthold Einwag Ludwig-Maximilion University in Munich “New Research in Southern Mesopotamian Cities: Ur and Shuruppak” The lecture will begin at 5:30 pm Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Gilman Hall 130G (Near Eastern Studies seminar room) on the Homewood […]