News & Announcements Archive


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).


Lecture with Dr. Liat Naeh on May 2

Dr. Liat Naeh, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present, "Rebuilding the Lost Ivory Throne: New Evidence from the Southern Levant in the 2nd Millennium BCE" on Thursday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. in Gilman 130G (Near Eastern Studies Seminar Room). The event is presented by the departments of Near Eastern Studies and History of Art.


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 title of the talk is, "Tombs Remembered - Tombs Forgotten: A Study of Jerusalem's Monumental Tombs During the First Millennium BCE." The event will be held in Maryland Hall 110.


Upcoming Lecture with Dr. Kasia Szpakowska on April 18

Join Dr. Kasia Szpakowska, associate professor of Egyptology at Swansea University, for a lecture on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Gilman Hall 130G (Near Eastern Studies Seminar Room). The title of her talk is, "Demons in the Dark: Nightmares in Ancient Egypt."


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.