News & Announcements Archive


The Amarna Letters on Oracc

Jacob Lauinger and Tyler Yoder are pleased to announce the release of an initial set of 218 fully-lemmatized Amarna letters on Oracc. The goal of the project is to make […]


Meg Swaney lecture presented by the Mellon Foundation

April 30, 2021 @ 4:00pm The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will present Meg Swaney’s lecture, “Who am I? Remembering the Dead Through Facial Reconstruction,” for the Humanities for All Initiative. […]


Maarten Praet lecture presented by Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will present Maarten Praet’s lecture, “A Life in Ruins: How to Reconstruct an Ancient Egyptian Monument,” for the Humanities for All Initiative. Mellon Foundation’s “Humanities […]


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 […]