News & Announcements Archive


Prof. Schwartz Wins ASOR G. Ernest Wright Award

Prof. Schwartz Wins ASOR G. Ernest Wright Award
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: […]


Former Graduate Student Appointed Lecturer

We are happy to announce that Marina Escolano-Poveda, who received her doctorate from our department in December, 2017, has been appointed Lecturer in Egyptology in the Department of Archaeology, Classics […]


32nd Iwry Lecture to Feature Susan Ackerman

Please mark your calendar to attend the 32nd Annual Iwry Lecture, featuring Susan Ackerman, Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion, Dartmouth College. The lecture, scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, is titled, "Drumming Away Demons." Location to be determined.


Congratulations Near Eastern Studies Graduates

Congratulations Near Eastern Studies Graduates
Congratulations to our Near Eastern Studies graduates (from left to right): Erin Guinn-Villareal - Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitics; Marina Escolano-Poveda - Egyptology; Karen (Maggie) Bryson - Egyptology; Jennifer Swerida - Archaeology; William Reed - Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitics; and J. Caleb Howard - Assyriology (not pictured).


Graduate Student Wins Best Paper Award

Graduate Student Wins Best Paper Award
The Department of Near Eastern Studies is proud to announce that our Egyptology graduate student, Lingxin Zhang, won first prize in the Best Student Paper Contest for “An Astrological Manual from the Tebtunis Library Concerning Women” at the American Research Center in Egypt annual conference in Tucson on April 20-22. Congratulations Lingxin!


Upcoming 2018 ANŠHE Lecture on May 1

The Graduate Students of Johns Hopkins University, Department of Near Eastern Studies present the 2018 ANŠHE Lecture with Dr. Emily Hammer, University of Pennsylvania, Middle East Center, Department of Near Eastern Studies. Dr. Hammer will give the lecture, “Digital Approaches to Historical Landscapes of the Ancient Near East."


2018 Albright Lecture Features Dr. Dominique Charpin

2018 Albright Lecture Features Dr. Dominique Charpin
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."