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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
Chad Kia's paper "The Paradox of Reform ...
Publication of a Festschrift in honor of Peter Machinist...
Bill Granara spent part of summer 2014 in France
Richard Saley is currently involved in a computer-driven...
Additional faculty activities
Apr 14: NELC faculty meeting
Momina Cheema Fellowship; deadline 4/1/2015
Recent Student Activity
Adam Strich presented a paper recently...
Daniel Majchrowicz recently published “Traveling for Reform...
NELC degree recipients - 2014
Adam Anderson was named one of eight 2014 Horizon Scholars...
Additional student activities
Mar 31: CJS/NELC lecture: Reuven Kiperwasser
Apr 1: History & Archaeology ANE Workshop: Peter Machinist
Apr 2: Semitic Philology Workshop: Jacqueline Vayntrub
Apr 2: Prof James Russell. AGLA NY spring lecture
Apr 9: Hebrew Bible Workshop: Mei Hualong
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.