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NES Graduate Student Alison Wilkinson Receives ARCE Prize

NES Graduate Student Alison Wilkinson Receives ARCE Prize

The Department of Near Eastern Studies is proud to announce that Alison Wilkinson, a PhD student at Johns Hopkins, received the First Prize for Best Student Paper at the American Research […]

2024 Lavy Colloquium on Jewish Monumentality

2024 Lavy Colloquium on Jewish Monumentality

The theme of this year’s Lavy Colloquium is Jewish Monumentality. Welcome and Opening Remarks begins at 9:00am on Monday, May 6. The lineup of speakers include Aviva Ben-Ur, Elizabeth Bloch-Smith, […]

2024 William Foxwell Albright Lecture to Feature Dr. Timothy Harrison

2024 William Foxwell Albright Lecture to Feature Dr. Timothy Harrison

Dr. Timothy Harrison, Director of the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures, will give the 2024 William Foxwell Albright lecture titled “Portraits of a Forgotten Kingdom: The Tayinat Sculptures […]

New Faculty Book by NES Professor Glenn M. Schwartz

New Faculty Book by NES Professor Glenn M. Schwartz

Animals, Ancestors, and Ritual in Early Bronze Age Syria: An Elite Mortuary Complex from Umm el-Marra, edited by Johns Hopkins professor Glenn M. Schwartz, is a final report of the […]

2024 ANSHE Lecture to Feature Dr. Petra Creamer

2024 ANSHE Lecture to Feature Dr. Petra Creamer

Dr. Petra Creamer, Assistant Professor at Emory University, will present a lecture titled “The Other Side of the Empire: Rural Spaces Under Assyrian Control” on Thursday, March 7th, 2024. The […]

NES Graduate Student Morganne Ottobre Receives ASOR 2023 Student Paper Award

NES Graduate Student Morganne Ottobre Receives ASOR 2023 Student Paper Award

The Department of Near Eastern Studies is proud to announce that Morganne Ottobre, a PhD student at Johns Hopkins, won ASOR’s student paper award for her paper on the bilingual […]

In Memoriam: Marc Blum (1942-2023)

In Memoriam: Marc Blum (1942-2023)

It is with tremendous sadness that we learned of the passing of Marc Blum on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023. Marc was a great and true friend to us in the […]

Dr. Marie-Lys Arnette co-directs Issue of the Journal Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire

Dr. Marie-Lys Arnette co-directs Issue of the Journal Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire

The Department of Near Eastern Studies is proud to announce the recent publication of the volume “Joueuses!” Co-directed by Dr. Marie-Lys Arnette, an Assistant Professor and the Alexander Badawy Chair […]

Michael Chapin Awarded Prestigious JHU Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship

Michael Chapin Awarded Prestigious JHU Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship

Michael Chapin, a PhD student in the Assyriology program, has been awarded a JHU Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship and will join the Society’s 2023-2024 cohort.  During his time as […]

Public Lecture by Dr. Anne Goddeeris of Ghent University

Public Lecture by Dr. Anne Goddeeris of Ghent University

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins presents a public lecture by Dr. Anne Goddeeris, a post-doctoral researcher and teaching assistant of Assyriology in the Department of Languages […]