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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
Richard Saley is currently involved in a computer-driven...
Rob Homsher made the first presentation of the
James Russell lectured on the image of Zoroaster...
James Russell lectures in China, May 2014
Additional faculty activities
Early look at the 2015-16 FAS Courses
Frank M. Cross - Memorial Minute
Three faculty searches now open: Jewish history/culture; classical Arabic; archaeology of Israel
Recent Student Activity
Ceylan Arslan presented a paper on Rifa'a al-Tahtawi's...
Adam Anderson was named one of eight 2014 Horizon Scholars...
Daniel Majchrowicz recently published “Traveling for Reform...
NELC at the American Oriental Society Meeting
Additional student activities
There are currently no events scheduled.
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.