Department Announcements

Sep 02: FAS classes begin **MONDAY SCHEDULE**

Sep 02, 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) on WEDNESDAY ONLY, your first class meeting will be Wednesday, September 9.

New cohort of Ph.D students starting at NELC this fall

Please join the Department in welcoming our cohort of 8 new PhD students!

Name / Field / Advisor

Rushain Abbasi / Histories and Cultures of Muslim Societies / Khaled El-Rouayheb

Shakeel Khan / History and Culture of the Islamic World / Ali Asani

Dustin Klinger / Histories and Cultures of Muslim Societies / Ali Asani and Khaled El-Rouayheb

Matthew Peruoco / Ancient Near East / Peter Machinist

Andrew Pottorf / Ancient Near East / Piotr Steinkeller

Shahrad Shahvand / History and Culture of the Islamic World / Ali Asani

Three faculty searches now open: Jewish history/culture; classical Arabic; archaeology of Israel

NELC has recently opened three faculty searches:

  • assistant professor in classical Arabic language and literature
  • professor (open rank) in Jewish history and culture
  • senior professorship of the archaeology of Israel

For further information please visit Harvard's employment website.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by the end of September, 2015. All three positions are expected to begin July 1, 2016.