Events around Oriental Institute - University of Chicago

Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break 2018
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Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break 2018

Thursday 9:00am (15 March)
Rednecks with Paychecks Offroad, Saint Jo

William Mazzarella - 'The Mana of Mass Society' - WJT Mitchell
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William Mazzarella - "The Mana of Mass Society" - WJT Mitchell

Friday 3:30pm (19 January)
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago

Ceeres of Voices: Laura Engelstein - 'Russia in Flames'
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Ceeres of Voices: Laura Engelstein - "Russia in Flames"

Tuesday 6:00pm (23 January)
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago

Valerie Wallace - 'House of McQueen' - Stephanie Brooks
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Valerie Wallace - "House of McQueen" - Stephanie Brooks

Tuesday 6:00pm (10 April)
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago

Elizabeth Acevedo - 'The Poet X'
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Elizabeth Acevedo - "The Poet X"

Saturday 5:00pm (10 March)
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago

Anthony Ray Hinton - 'The Sun Does Shine'
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Anthony Ray Hinton - "The Sun Does Shine"

Tuesday 6:00pm (03 April)
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago

Natalie Hopkinson - 'A Mouth is Always Muzzled' - Natalie Moore
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Natalie Hopkinson - "A Mouth is Always Muzzled" - Natalie Moore

Saturday 3:00pm (03 March)
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago

Neda Maghbouleh - 'The Limits of Whiteness' - Alex Shams
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Neda Maghbouleh - "The Limits of Whiteness" - Alex Shams

Tuesday 6:00pm (06 February)
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Chicago


Stone Ducks: Weights and Measures in Ancient Mesopotamia

Stone Ducks: Weights and Measures in Ancient Mesopotamia


When?

Start time: Thursday 12:15pm (07 December)
End time: Thursday 1:00pm (07 December)
Community

About

Stone duck sculptures, from as small as a fingernail to as large as a basketball, represent one of the most common shapes of weights in ancient Mesopotamia. John Wee, Assistant Professor of Assyriology, invites you to explore the relationships between such physical objects and abstract notions of weight and dimension in cuneiform metrology and mathematics, as well as to consider how weights were used in practice and why the duck became their symbol.

Explore the ancient world with a 45-minute gallery talk in the Oriental Institute Museum. Travel to a time and place beyond the University to learn about archaeological discoveries, unlock the secrets of civilization, and gain a greater appreciation of our ancestors.

Registration is not required.