May 23, 2017
New Publication: Ex Oriente Lux at Veritas: Yale, Salisbury, and Early Orientalism
The Yale Babylonian Collection inaugurates a new series of Occasional Papers, with the publication of Ex Oriente Lux et Veritas: Yale, Salisbury, and Early Orientalism, edited by Karen Polinger Foster. The book presents papers delivered at a symposium celebrating the 175th anniversary of Yale’s 1841 appointment of Edward Elbridge Salisbury as America’s first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit.
May 12, 2017
Yale Babylonian Collection Now Part of the Peabody Museum of Natural History
A bookplate “In Memory of William W. Hallo, gift of Jacqueline and Ralph Hallo,” was designed by Karen Polinger Foster, based on original works of Sumerian art, including an Inanna rosette, and using a mid-century German font, the whole intended in fitting tribute to WWH’s interests and the benefaction of his children (May 2017)