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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 was recently awarded an NEH grant...
William Graham will give the keynote address for a conference...
Eitan Kensky awarded fellowship
NELC at the American Oriental Society Meeting
Additional faculty activities
Jan 27: FAS classes cancelled; NELC office closed, due to weather
Momina Cheema Fellowship; deadline 4/1/2015
Jan 26: FAS Spring classes begin
Recent Student Activity
NELC degree recipients - 2014
William Friedman published two on-line articles...
Ceylan Arslan presented a paper on Rifa'a al-Tahtawi's...
Adam Anderson was named one of eight 2014 Horizon Scholars...
Additional student activities
Jan 28: History and Archaeology Workshop: Matthew Rutz
Jan 29: Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Director’s Seminar
Jan 29: Hebrew Bible Workshop: Reed Carlson
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.