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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 ...
Peter Manuelian's Anthropology 2022 students...
Semitic Museum: "Wine in the Ancient Near East"
Bill Granara spent part of summer 2014 in France
Additional faculty activities
Jan 26: FAS Spring classes begin
Momina Cheema Fellowship; deadline 4/1/2015
Recent Student Activity
NELC at the American Oriental Society Meeting
Cian Power recently attended the International...
Daniel Majchrowicz recently published “Traveling for Reform...
NELC degree recipients - 2014
Additional student activities
Jan 29: Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Director’s Seminar
Jan 29: Hebrew Bible Workshop: Reed Carlson
Feb 3: Middle East Beyond Borders Workshop: Kirsten Wesselhoeft
Feb 4: Arabic & Islamic Studies Workshop. Elias Muhanna.
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.