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Sema ceremony in Istanbul
Photo by Eric Politzer
Children in a fountain, Tel-Aviv
The Kaaba at Mecca
Jerusalem's Tower of David Museum
Photo by Dustin Farrell
Jerusalem street scene
Mural in Kurdistan
Bedouins, in Jordan
Mediterranean Sea and surrounding area
Recent Faculty Activity
Peter Manuelian to edit new book series on Egyptology
Publication of a Festschrift in honor of Peter Machinist...
Peter Manuelian received a Rothenberg grant
Gojko Barjamovic's ANE 103 class was awarded another Elson Family grant
Additional faculty activities
NELC welcomes two new staff, Eva Misho and Soma Roy
Feb 09: NELC faculty meeting, 4:00pm **AT CMES, 38 Kirkland**
List of visiting speakers, spring 2016
NELC concentrators are named Rhodes Scholars
Shahab Ahmed, 1966-2015
Recent Student Activity
William Friedman published two on-line articles...
NELC at the American Oriental Society Meeting
Cian Power recently attended the International...
Caitlyn Olson wins Capital City Marathon
Additional student activities
Feb 16: Public Lecture: Jeannie Miller (Univ of Toronto)
Mar 10: Lecture: Henri Lauzière (Northwestern)
Mar 21 Public Lecture: Adam Talib (American University, Cairo)
Apr 18 Public Lecture: Jodi Magness (UNC- Chapel Hill)
What is NELC?
It is a department devoted to the languages and literatures, culture and history, of the ancient, medieval, and modern Near East.
It is a department devoted to the study of the Hebrew Bible, its sources in the Ancient Near East, and the history of its interpretation.
It is a department devoted to the study of Islamic civilization, whether in Arabic, Turkish or Persian, whether in the Near East or in Africa, South Asia, or wherever.
It is a department devoted to the study of Jewish civilization, whether in Hebrew, Aramaic, judaeo-Arabic or Yiddish, whether in the Near East or in Europe, the New World, or wherever.