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Oriental Institute Barrington’s White House Curious Mind Series – 4 Events
April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
- Sunday, March 3, 3:00 pm, Christopher Woods, The Oriental Institute at 100: “The Story of the Human Career”
- Sunday, March 10, 3:00 pm, Theo van den Hout, Greed and Gold. Facts and Legends about Midas and the Ancient Phrygians
- Sunday, April 7, 3:00 pm, Foy Scalf, Book of the Dead: Un-reading the Ancient Egyptian Scrolls
- Sunday, April 14, 3:00 pm, Kiersten Neumann, From Persepolis to Chicago: Achaemenid Art and Architecture and the Oriental Institute
Enjoy using and engaging your curious mind and join us for this exciting new series! Description of Series and Connections to Barrington: Notable scholar from Barrington was Andrée Wood (1929–2017) Member of Chicago-Istanbul Prehistory Project Worked with Robert and Linda Braidwood. Her main contribution was the pioneering blood residue analysis of prehistoric tools from the site of Çayönü in Turkey. The results of these were published with Thomas Foy in the Journal of Field Archaeology in 1989. Volunteers and staff are from Barrington have close connections to the wider University of Chicago community. William Rainey Harper College, a community college that serves Barrington and the surrounding areas is named for the first president of the University of Chicago, which he helped to establish. Harper founded the first department of Egyptology in the U.S. at the University of Chicago. He was an early advocate of junior or community colleges, and established Joliet High School, said to be the first junior college in the U.S. Generally, the series hopes to extend the Oriental Institute’s mission of bringing its study of the past to the public creating an engaged community of lifelong learners, who will take part in our different activities and connect to the past and the Oriental Institute.