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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...
William Graham will give the keynote address for a conference...
William Granara completed a week-long visit to Amman Jordan...
Publication of a Festschrift in honor of Peter Machinist...
Additional faculty activities
Jan 26: FAS Spring classes begin
Momina Cheema Fellowship; deadline 4/1/2015
Recent Student Activity
Adam Strich presented a paper recently...
William Friedman published two on-line articles...
NELC degree recipients - 2014
Ceylan Arslan presented a paper on Rifa'a al-Tahtawi's...
Additional student activities
Feb 2: Yiddish Lecture Series: Jeremy Dauber
Feb 3: Middle East Beyond Borders Workshop: Kirsten Wesselhoeft
Feb 4: Arabic & Islamic Studies Workshop. Elias Muhanna.
Feb 11: History & Archaeology ANE Workshop: Matthew Rutz
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.