News & Announcements Archive


2018 Albright Lecture Features Dr. Dominique Charpin

Albright lecture 2018 event flier
On Tuesday, April 24, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and the Harvey M. & Lyn P. Meyerhoff Foundation present the William Foxwell Albright Lecture 2018. Dominique Charpin, professor, Mesopotamian Civilization, College de France, Paris, will present, "Writing and the King at Mari, Ancient Mesopotamia."


PhD Alumnus Joins University of Texas at Austin Faculty

Congratulations to 2003 Near Eastern Studies PhD graduate Dr. Bruce Wells, who will be joining the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin for the 2018-2019 academic year as associate professor of Hebrew Bible.


Alice Mandell Lecture Rescheduled for March 12

The Alice Mandell lecture, "Family Ties: Kinship Performance and Covenant in the Hebrew Bible," which is part of the Lecture Series in Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitics, will be held March 12 at 4:30 p.m. It was originally scheduled for March 5.


Lecture Series in Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitics Announced

Join us for the February and March 2018 Lecture Series in Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitics, sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies. The series features lecturers Jacqueline Vayntrub from Brandeis University, Lauren Monroe from Cornell University, Jessie DeGraddo from the University of Chicago, and Alice Mandell from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Alumnus Hired at Prestigious University in South Korea

Congratulations to 2008 Near Eastern Studies PhD graduate Seung-Il Kang, who was recently hired as an associate professor at Yonsei University. Yonsei is one of the top three universities in South Korea, and it was founded in 1885, making it the oldest university in the country.


Book Edited by Glenn Schwartz Receives ASOR G. Ernest Wright Award

Glenn Schwartz
The Department of Near Eastern Studies is proud to announce that Rural Archaeology in Early Urban Northern Mesopotamia: Excavations at Tell al-Raqa’i, edited by Glenn Schwartz (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, 2015) has been named the recipient of the 2017 ASOR G. Ernest Wright Award for the most substantial volume dealing with archaeological material, excavation reports, and material culture from the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean.


Sidnie White Crawford to Deliver 2017 Samuel Iwry Lecture

The 2017 Samuel Iwry Lecture presents Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather professor of classics and religious studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on Monday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Mudd Hall 26. Professor Crawford will deliver the lecture, "What the Dead Sea Scrolls Teach Us About the Bible." Please join Professor Crawford for coffee before the lecture at 5 p.m.


Dr. Salima Ikram Presents, “Food and Feasting in Pharaonic Egypt”

Join us in Mudd Hall 26 on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. to hear Salima Ikram give the lecture, "Food and Feasting in Pharaonic Egypt." Dr. Ikram is a visiting professor in Near Eastern languages and civilization at Yale University and a distinguished professor at American University in Cairo.