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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 Granara completed a week-long visit to Amman Jordan...
William Graham will give the keynote address for a conference...
Additional faculty activities
Professor Richard N. Frye, 1920-2014
Professor Wolfhart P. Heinrichs, 1941-2014
Recent Student Activity
William Friedman published two on-line articles...
Cian Power recently attended the International...
Ceylan Arslan presented a paper on Rifa'a al-Tahtawi's...
Additional student activities
Apr 23: Semitic Philology Workshop: Richard Saley
Apr 24: Hebrew Bible Workshop: Janling Fu
May 01: Hebrew Bible workshop: Ronnie Goldstein (Hebrew University)
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.