Fathom Knowledge Network, founded in 1999, launched its Web site in the spring of 2000 with the goal of providing high quality educational resources to a global audience through the Internet. The Fathom academic consortium grew to include 14 leading educational and cultural institutions dedicated to that goal. The Fathom Web site ceased operations in March 2003.The Fathom Web site ceased operations in March 2003, but the University of Chicago Libraries archive offers access to the complete range of free content developed for Fathom by University of Chicago faculty, researchers, and departments. Among these are several contributions by staff and faculty of the Oriental Institute:
During its operation, the Fathom Web site received visitors from more than 52 countries. Fathom users included students, professionals, educators, and lifelong learners. Over 65,000 of Fathom's visitors enrolled in courses and seminars.
Fathom expanded its content and created new formats to help reduce barriers to online learning, such as free seminar series and interdisciplinary learning centers. In 2001, Fathom was honored by Yahoo, and then in 2002 by Forbes, as a leading educational Web site. Fathom's alliances with the BBC, the AARP, and Elderhostel brought online learning to new and diverse audiences.
Dorman, Peter F.
Hatshepsut: Wicked Stepmother or Joan of Arc?
Lost Egypt: Photography and the Early Documentation of Egyptian Monument
Gibson, McGuire; Susan Kidwell; Paul Sereno
Why We Dig Up the Past
The Origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Hout, Theo P.J. van den
"I Have Given You my Advice": Educational Principles in the Hittite Empire
Miles of Clay: Information Management in the Ancient Near Eastern Hittite Empire
Johnson, Janet H.
Women's Legal Rights in Ancient Egypt
Teeter, Emily and Douglas J. Brewer
Ancient Egyptian Society and Family Life
Religion in the Lives of the Ancient Egyptians