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Due to expected inclement weather, the public lecture that was scheduled for Wednesday 3/21 has been postponed. Please refer to Events for an updated schedule.

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World



Public Events

Admission to the ISAW Lecture Hall closes 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Lecture Series

(February 13, 2014 at 6pm) POSTPONED due to inclement weather. New date: June 6, 2014

Life of the Spirit: The Chalcolithic Culture, 6500 Years Ago in the Southern Levant
Presented by Osnat Misch-Brandl, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

March 27, 2014 at 6pm
New Rituals, New Religion? Death's Dominion during the Copper Age of the Southern Levant
Presented by Yorke Rowan, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

May 8, 2014 at 6pm
Masters of Fire - Exploring Chalcolithic Copper Production through Excavations and Ethnoarchaeology
Presented by Thomas Levy, University of California San Diego


All lectures are free and open to the public
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Exhibition lectures are sponsored by a generous grant from the Achelis Foundation.