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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
David Stern has published a new book
Semitic Museum: "Wine in the Ancient Near East"
Peter Manuelian's Anthropology 2022 students...
William Graham will give the keynote address for a conference...
Additional faculty activities
Congratulation to all our graduates!!!
Dr. Shady Nasser appointed Assistant Professor
May 26: Harvard University Commencement
May 27-May 30: NELC office closed for Memorial Day weekend
Recent Student Activity
Adam Strich presented a paper recently...
NELC at the American Oriental Society Meeting
NELC concentrators are named Rhodes Scholars
Nancy Ko Named Safra Undergraduate Fellow in Ethics
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.