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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
Bill Granara spent part of summer 2014 in France
William Granara completed a week-long visit to Amman Jordan...
Publication of a Festschrift in honor of Peter Machinist...
Rob Homsher made the first presentation of the
Additional faculty activities
Early look at the 2015-16 FAS Courses
New cohort of Ph.D students starting at NELC this fall
New NELC faculty for 2015-16: Justine Landau and David Stern
Three faculty searches now open: Jewish history/culture; classical Arabic; archaeology of Israel
Recent Student Activity
Nancy Ko Named Safra Undergraduate Fellow in Ethics
Gojko Barjamovic's ANE 103 class was awarded another Elson Family grant
William Friedman published two on-line articles...
Caitlyn Olson wins Capital City Marathon
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.