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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's Anthropology 2022 students...
Bill Granara spent part of summer 2014 in France
Irit Aharony shares Modern Hebrew program news.
William Graham will give the keynote address for a conference...
Additional faculty activities
Dr. Shady Nasser appointed Assistant Professor
May 26: Harvard University Commencement
May 27-May 30: NELC office closed for Memorial Day weekend
Congratulation to all our graduates!!!
Recent Student Activity
NELC at the American Oriental Society Meeting
Adam Anderson was named one of eight 2014 Horizon Scholars...
David Owen is a Fulbright-DDRA Scholar
Adam Strich presented a paper recently...
Additional student activities
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.