News & Announcements Archive


In Memoriam: Hans Goedicke

Hans Goedicke, professor emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. He died of cancer on February 24, 2015. A native of Vienna, Dr. Goedicke earned his doctoral degree in […]


Graduate Student Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Congratulations to Joshua Bowen, a PhD candidate in Near Eastern Studies researching Assyriology, who received a Fulbright grant to Germany. There Bowen will translate and contextualize more than 130 liturgical tablets […]


Johns Hopkins Expert Discusses Ritual Public Drunkenness in Ancient Egypt

Earlier this week, Betsy Bryan, who specializes in the history, art, and archaeology of Egypt's New Kingdom (ca. 1600-1000 B.C.), participated in a lecture series under the auspices of the California Museum of Ancient Art, where she spoke about ancient Egyptian ritual celebrations that centered around public drunkenness and sex.


Studying Archaeological Histories From Space

Michael Harrower and Ben Zaitchick of the Krieger School use satellites to study archaeological histories. Read more and see the image in Johns Hopkins Magazine.


Prof. Betsy Bryan’s Dig in Egypt Featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine

Prof. Betsy Bryan’s Dig in Egypt Featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine
“We were not expecting to find bodies,” says Betsy Bryan, professor of Egyptian art and archaeology. But this year – the 19th summer that Bryan has led Johns Hopkins students on an archaeological dig in Luxor, Egypt – bodies are exactly what Bryan and her students found. “We’ve been digging in this particular site for 6 years now, and up until this time we never found human burials. This year there was at least one burial in every square we dug.” [...]


Video: Johns Hopkins in Egypt

Video: Johns Hopkins in Egypt
Watch a video of highlights from the archaeological dig and research conducted by Prof. Betsy Bryan and students in Egypt over the summer. Bryan, professor of Egyptian art and archaeology in […]


Prof. Glenn Schwartz Featured in Johns Hopkins Magazine

Prof. Glenn Schwartz Featured in Johns Hopkins Magazine
altimore may be home base, but for many in the Johns Hopkins community, travel is an essential part of the job. Research, scholarship, and clinical trials take faculty all over the world, and for some, years of dedicated study have fostered an intimate relationship with a particular locale. [...]


In Memoriam: Raymond Westbrook, 1946-2009

In Memoriam: Raymond Westbrook, 1946-2009
Raymond Westbrook, W.W. Spence Professor in Semitic Languages at the Johns Hopkins University, died peacefully on July 23, 2009, in London, after a long illness, a few months short of […]