Sunday, August 3, 2008

My Kind of Town

Chicago is . . .
We are moving to Chicago (well Yo is moving first and then Mo will join him when her fellowship at Toronto finishes). The other day Yo officially accepted a position with the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago - YEAH!!! "The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations."

The hallowed halls of the University of Chicago

The OI

The library at the OI

His new position will be as Research Associate in the Archaeology of the Southern Levant, which just happens to be exactly what he does. This is the link to the OI website http://oi.uchicago.edu/ for further information on their programs etc... And here's a map so you can all come and visit.

At the moment Yo is still in Jerusalem, but he'll be back stateside in late August. We will be heading to Chicago to find a place. If anyone has any suggestions or advice on neighborhoods, or Chicago in general send them along. July was a good month for Yo - new book, new job!!

7 comments:

Pascal said...

Congratulations Yo!!!

We promise to come and visit soon!

In the meantime Sophie and us are expecting the imminent arrival of her little sister....

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

Congratulations!

It's a great place, and I think you'll enjoy it.

For some other sorts of information on the OI, you may find this interesting:
http://oihistory.blogspot.com/

-Chuck Jones-

Michael Homan said...

Congratulations. However, I don't really believe that Mork and Yorag will live in the same continent, let alone the same exact place though. That is too hard to imagine.

cemeteryinparis said...

congrats. nice to have you A)back in the states, B) a litte closer to austin, C) working for such an awesome place (i am jealous).

Avery said...

Congrats on the great news! Hopefully with everyone on the same continent, we can get together. Not a Cubs fan yet I hope.

Em said...

Greetings from Abu Dhabi,
Mon Congrats on the position--sounds like a good one.
Always wanted to study there.
My wife and I will take over your soon to be vacated position of husband and wife on two different continent--large sandals to fill. I am still staying in the Gulf area and wife is in Kenya for some time--wheat farming is the big thing now over there.
Still recovering from hellish 3 flights back to Canada.
Mabruk azizy!
emerson

spike said...

Congratulations, Yo!!!

I googled you because I wanted to get in touch again. I'd like to get hold of the article you wrote on the holy land experience. I'm in England now, at Newcastle University. Write if you can -- my email is Matt dot Davies at ncl dot ac dot uk