ISAC Winter Festival spotlight

ISAC Winter Festival Stories of Ancient Babylonia

December 9, 1:00–4:00 PM ISAC Museum, Free

Join us at the museum for a family friendly festival that includes crafts, music, games, and more!Click here to register.

Back to School in Babylonia

Special Exhibit

September 21, 2023–March 24, 2024

ISAC and the Field Museum are excited to invite applications for a joint Postdoctoral Scholar position for the 2024-2027 academic years. Please click here for more information and to apply.



Back to School in Babylonia

Now Available: Back to School in Babylonia and the Adventures of Inanaka and Tuni

The ISAC Publications department announces that Back to School in Babylonia, edited by Susanne Paulus, and The Adventures of Inanaka and Tuni: Learning to Write in Ancient Babylonia are now available for pre-ordering and download.

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Postdoctoral Scholar for the 2024—2027 Academic Years

The University of Chicago Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures (ISAC) and the Field Museum of Natural History invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar for the 2024—2027 academic years. This is a thirty-six-month, non-renewable appointment. The Scholar will be an integral part of the conservation and exhibition preparation team.

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Timothy P. Harrison appointed director of the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures

ISAC welcomes our new Director, Timothy P. Harrison Click here to read more.

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Miriam Frenkel on Norman Golb

The study of Judeo Arabic after the era of the late Prof. Norman Golb: A Lecture given at the 20th conference of the Society of Judeo-Arabic Studies by Miriam Frenkel (Hebrew University), Haifa 2022

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