Curious about the ancient world of West Asia and North Africa? Join ISAC online as we offer summer courses that explore the archaeology of ancient Egypt. Taught by some of the top academics in the field, ISAC adult education courses offer you pathways towards engaging with history. Click on the classes below for more information.

ISAC is only offering online classes at this time over Zoom. Classes are recorded and made accessible to students who cannot attend the live classes. Class participants will receive an invitation to join CANVAS, the University of Chicago's online learning platform approximately a week before the class.Illinois teachers can also earn PD hours for classes and workshops. For more on what to expect from your online class and how CANVAS works see the following manual: CANVASinstructions.pdf

Classes and Workshops

Explore classes and workshops at ISAC!

Featured Class: Archaeology of Pharaonic Egypt: Old Kingdom to New Kingdom

(4 weeks), Tuesdays, Nov 7- Dec 5, 6-8 pm Central (Chicago Time) live on Zoom and record. Class does not meet November 21.

Explore the archaeology of Pharaonic Egypt and learn about the ancient monuments! 


Our Instructors

Meet some of our instructors! Our instructors are usually ISAC staff, faculty, or University of Chicago PhDs or PhD students. Everyone is excited and interested to share the ancient and medieval world of West Asia and North Africa with students! 

Free Classes

ISAC is pleased to offer free classes on a variety of different topics. Learn about trade across North Africa and the world's oldest complete illuminated gospel manuscript from Ethiopia. This June, learn about Drusilla Dunjee Houston's 1926 history of Nubia.