Theo van den Hout - "Discovering New Pasts: The OI at 100" - Steve Townshend, Charissa Johnson

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Theo van den Hout

In a centennial celebration of The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Theo van den Hout discusses Discovering New Pasts: The OI at 100. He will be joined in conversation by Steve Townshend and Charissa Johnson. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

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About the book: In celebration of the OI's centennial year, over sixty different authors and contributors have come together to provide a personalized history of the OI's work past and present. In these pages we invite you to join us on an adventure. Explore the legacy of James Henry Breasted and the institute he founded. Discover the inner workings of the OI and its museum. Travel across multiple continents to learn about groundbreaking research. Enjoy a unique collection of nearly six hundred images, all in one publication for the first time. Learn the story of the institute's developmentā€”from being one man's dream to becoming one of the world's preeminent authorities on over ten thousand years of human civilization.

About the editor: Theo van den Hout is the Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor of Western Civilization and of Hittite and Anatolian Languages at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, and chief-editor of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary (CHD).  He is the author of several books, most recently The Elements of Hittite (Cambridge UP 2011) and many articles. A book Doing Things with Tablets on literacy in Hittite Anatolia is expected to be out in 2018.  Theo is a corresponding member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 2016 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation as well as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.

About the interlocutors: Steven Townshend is an Editor at The Oriental Institute. Charissa Johnson is a Managing Editor at The Oriental Institute.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637