Oriental Institute Lecture Series
- 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 andthe 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
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