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15183Oriental Institute Lecture Series

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  • fdscalf
    Sep 20, 2013
      The Oriental Institute Lecture Series are a unique opportunity to learn about the ancient Near East from world renowned scholars.  Join us each first Wednesday* of the month from September – February & April – May at the Oriental Institute auditorium, Breasted Hall.  Lectures start at 7:00 pm with a reception to follow in the museum.  Lectures are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Oriental Institute Members.  Please register at oimembersevents.eventbrite.com.

      Calendar of 2013-14 Lectures
      All lectures start at 7:00 pm at the Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

      Date / Lecturer / Title      
      *Four-Part Series: Why Did Civilization Collapse: Internal Decay or External Forces?

      *October 2 / Ian Morris / Why the West Rules -- For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future


      *November 6 / Felix Hoflmayer / Chronologies of Collapse: Climate Change and

      the late Third Millennium BCE Ancient Near East

      *December 4 / Clifford Ando / The Long Defeat:  The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West

      *January 8 / Hartmut Kühne / The Collapse of the Assyrian Empire and the Evidence of Dur-Katlimmu


      February 5 / Richard Payne / The Rise of Christianity in Iran

      April 2 / Elspeth Dusinberre / Empire and Identity in Achaemenid Persia Anatolia

      May 7 / Gregory Marouard / New discoveries at Wadi el-Jarf: The harbor of King Khufu on the Egyptian Red Sea Coast


      Amy Weber

      Membership Program Manager
      The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago
      1155 East 58th Street
      Chicago, IL 60637
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