Department Announcements

Dr. Shady Nasser appointed Assistant Professor

We are delighted to share with you the happy news that Dr. Shady Nasser has accepted our offer of appointment as Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature.  We hope to greet Shady in person over the summer; please join us in warmly welcoming him to NELC.

Best wishes,

Shaye J.D. Cohen

Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

Aug 31: FAS classes begin **MONDAY SCHEDULE**

Aug 31, 11:00pm

As has been the case a couple times in the recent past, the academic calendar begins on a Wednesday, but that day will follow a Monday schedule. (This is a strategy to try to account for Monday holidays in the fall term, and even up the number of teaching/contact days.)
  • If your class(es) meet(s) in a Mon/Wed or a Mon/Wed/Fri pattern, your first class meeting will be Wednesday, August 31 (because that class ALSO meets on Monday.)

Sep 6: NELC Ice Cream Social, 2:30-4pm

Sep 06, 2:30pm to 4:00pm


6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge MA

NELC is scooping up an ice cream social!! Tuesday, September 6, 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Please join us for this sweet celebration of the start of the year!

Weather permitting, the event will be held outside, in the courtyard between the Semitic Museum and the Yenching library. Weather not permitting, we’ll set up inside the Semitic Museum, in the 3rd floor common area.